Notebook LCD replacement

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So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 and
I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.

Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite Pro 4300
and just swap them (although apparently even that can be difficult, as
they often use different screens within the same model family), but I'm
having a hard time finding one and I want to keep the repair as cheap as
possible.

Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the screen and
actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420 that I destroyed, but
the screen is still intack. What's the chance that I can swap the good
panel for the broken one? Better said; what's the chance that someone who
knows what they are doing can swap one panel for the other?

If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation, it would
be much appreciated.

Thx,

Andrew
 
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"Ferney" <mferneyNOF'NSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 and
> I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.
>
> Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite Pro 4300
> and just swap them (although apparently even that can be difficult, as
> they often use different screens within the same model family), but I'm
> having a hard time finding one and I want to keep the repair as cheap as
> possible.
>
> Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the screen
and
> actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420 that I destroyed, but
> the screen is still intack. What's the chance that I can swap the good
> panel for the broken one? Better said; what's the chance that someone who
> knows what they are doing can swap one panel for the other?
>
> If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation, it would
> be much appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> Andrew
>
>

If the panels themselves are identical then yes you can swap, if not then
no, no chance. Best bet is to look on ebay for a dead laptop with a good
screen.
 
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Of course you can just replace the LCD panel, that's what's usually
done. But it has to be the same panel, and the chances are that no 2
laptops use the same panel (that's actually not true, but if two do use
the same panel, it's just by "accident"). There are far too many
different LCD panels, and it's not unusual that a given panel is only
made for a few months and then gone forever.


Ferney wrote:

> So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 and
> I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.
>
> Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite Pro 4300
> and just swap them (although apparently even that can be difficult, as
> they often use different screens within the same model family), but I'm
> having a hard time finding one and I want to keep the repair as cheap as
> possible.
>
> Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the screen and
> actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420 that I destroyed, but
> the screen is still intack. What's the chance that I can swap the good
> panel for the broken one? Better said; what's the chance that someone who
> knows what they are doing can swap one panel for the other?
>
> If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation, it would
> be much appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> Andrew
>
>
 

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Ferney wrote:
> So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 and
> I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.
>
> Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite Pro 4300
> and just swap them (although apparently even that can be difficult, as
> they often use different screens within the same model family), but I'm
> having a hard time finding one and I want to keep the repair as cheap as
> possible.
>
> Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the screen and
> actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420 that I destroyed, but
> the screen is still intack. What's the chance that I can swap the good
> panel for the broken one? Better said; what's the chance that someone who
> knows what they are doing can swap one panel for the other?
>
> If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation, it would
> be much appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> Andrew
>
>
I found an exact replacement for a Sony laptop on E-Bay. But, be
careful. A 13 inch LCD is not necessarily a 13 inch replacement. I
opened up my laptop and got the model numbers off of the panel and
matched model numbers before I bid.

Good luck, jimbo
 

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The best way is to open up the display and look for the model number and do
a search with that.
You probably end up with a list of computers that use the same panel and
then you can search again for those laptops, etc.
Good luck.

Jan
Finland

"Ferney" <mferneyNOF'NSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns95B0B2EB3D97AFern@64.59.144.76...
> So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 and
> I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.
>
> Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite Pro 4300
> and just swap them (although apparently even that can be difficult, as
> they often use different screens within the same model family), but I'm
> having a hard time finding one and I want to keep the repair as cheap as
> possible.
>
> Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the screen
and
> actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420 that I destroyed, but
> the screen is still intack. What's the chance that I can swap the good
> panel for the broken one? Better said; what's the chance that someone who
> knows what they are doing can swap one panel for the other?
>
> If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation, it would
> be much appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> Andrew
>
>
 
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"Ferney" <mferneyNOF'NSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns95B0B2EB3D97AFern@64.59.144.76...
> So, I've managed to destroy the screen on a Toshiba Satellite Pro
> 4300 and I'm wondering what my options are for replacing it.
>
> Now, I know that I can get another screen from another Satellite
> Pro 4300 and just swap them (although apparently even that can be
> difficult, as they often use different screens within the same
> model family), but I'm having a hard time finding one and I want
> to keep the repair as cheap as possible.
>
> Wondering if anyine knows hwether it is possible to get into the
> screen and actually replace the LCD panel. I have an HP N5420
> that I destroyed, but the screen is still intack. What's the
> chance that I can swap the good panel for the broken one? Better
> said; what's the chance that someone who knows what they are doing
> can swap one panel for the other?
>
> If anyone can provide any opinions or guidance on this situation,
> it would be much appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
Try this:

http://www.impactcomputers.com/toshiba-satellite-pro-430cds-parts-disp
lay-hardware.html

I have no interest in this vendor other than I have purchased and
repaired laptops with their parts. YMMV

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