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Fucked laptop monitor

#1
Somehow, I've managed to crack my laptop monitor on my newish Toshiba Satellite Pro, it looks like I closed the lid with something inside.

I work in Afghanistan & getting hold of a replacement panel probably wouldn't be that problematic, however I'm back home next week and have come to the conclusion that I'd be better off buying one in the UK.

Now to the questions: Are all laptop LCD panels essentially the same? This is of course regarding the ribbon connections and so on. I've currently got a 1368x800 15.6' in it, is there any reason why I couldn't replace it with a 1900x1080 15.6'? This is of course subject to the various connections inside being the same.

Or would I just be better off ******* the whole lot off and spending £600-£700 on a new one?

If I were to replace it, what should I go for? Bear in mind I do like my games. My current (slightly damaged) one has a 2.26 dual core with 4Gb of RAM & an ATI HD 3470 in it. I'd want something better than this obviously.

AlienWare whilst nice, are far too expensive for what they are. I'd have a good look myself but the internet connection out here is god-awful. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

K_I
 
#2
Firstly you have not provided quite enough information, would need to know the exact model designation of your laptop as there are various models in the range. Knowing that helps me get you a price.

One of the main suppliers of replacement laptop monitors in Europe is a company based in the UK.
Laptop Power (NW) Ltd, Sandwash Close,
Rainford Ind.Est, St Helens, WA11 8LY
Tel: 0845 257 7745
Fax: 01744 886631

They supply they part you require including an instruction book so that you can fit it yourself. Prices range from £49 - £138 inc VAT.
As for connections all VGA(Analogue) or VGA(Digital) connectors are to an industry standard, so there should not be a problem on that front.
 
#4
Somehow, I've managed to crack my laptop monitor on my newish Toshiba Satellite Pro, it looks like I closed the lid with something inside.

I work in Afghanistan & getting hold of a replacement panel probably wouldn't be that problematic, however I'm back home next week and have come to the conclusion that I'd be better off buying one in the UK.

Now to the questions: Are all laptop LCD panels essentially the same? This is of course regarding the ribbon connections and so on. I've currently got a 1368x800 15.6' in it, is there any reason why I couldn't replace it with a 1900x1080 15.6'? This is of course subject to the various connections inside being the same.

Or would I just be better off ******* the whole lot off and spending £600-£700 on a new one?

If I were to replace it, what should I go for? Bear in mind I do like my games. My current (slightly damaged) one has a 2.26 dual core with 4Gb of RAM & an ATI HD 3470 in it. I'd want something better than this obviously.

AlienWare whilst nice, are far too expensive for what they are. I'd have a good look myself but the internet connection out here is god-awful. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

K_I
This is all you'll ever need.

10.6 for web browsing and all round entertainment, stick Windows on it with Bootcamp for gaming and utilise the awesome hardware to run almost anything.

S'what I did, and I haven't looked back! Had it for two years now and not once have I had a single problem with it whatsoever.
 
#5
The only thing I would trust PC World to do is **** it over even worse, the useless money grabbing bastards that they are.

Many thanks for the info Emsav, When I get back to the block, I'll dig up the details.
 
#6
Somehow, I've managed to crack my laptop monitor on my newish Toshiba Satellite Pro, it looks like I closed the lid with something inside.

I work in Afghanistan & getting hold of a replacement panel probably wouldn't be that problematic, however I'm back home next week and have come to the conclusion that I'd be better off buying one in the UK.

Now to the questions: Are all laptop LCD panels essentially the same? This is of course regarding the ribbon connections and so on. I've currently got a 1368x800 15.6' in it, is there any reason why I couldn't replace it with a 1900x1080 15.6'? This is of course subject to the various connections inside being the same.

Or would I just be better off ******* the whole lot off and spending £600-£700 on a new one?

If I were to replace it, what should I go for? Bear in mind I do like my games. My current (slightly damaged) one has a 2.26 dual core with 4Gb of RAM & an ATI HD 3470 in it. I'd want something better than this obviously.

AlienWare whilst nice, are far too expensive for what they are. I'd have a good look myself but the internet connection out here is god-awful. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

K_I

I think it's time to change your **** sock!!
 
#7
Somehow, I've managed to crack my laptop monitor on my newish Toshiba Satellite Pro, it looks like I closed the lid with something inside.

I work in Afghanistan & getting hold of a replacement panel probably wouldn't be that problematic, however I'm back home next week and have come to the conclusion that I'd be better off buying one in the UK.

Now to the questions: Are all laptop LCD panels essentially the same? This is of course regarding the ribbon connections and so on. I've currently got a 1368x800 15.6' in it, is there any reason why I couldn't replace it with a 1900x1080 15.6'? This is of course subject to the various connections inside being the same.

Or would I just be better off ******* the whole lot off and spending £600-£700 on a new one?

If I were to replace it, what should I go for? Bear in mind I do like my games. My current (slightly damaged) one has a 2.26 dual core with 4Gb of RAM & an ATI HD 3470 in it. I'd want something better than this obviously.

AlienWare whilst nice, are far too expensive for what they are. I'd have a good look myself but the internet connection out here is god-awful. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

K_I
Laptops have generic parts, so you will have to buy one for that range of laptops. Just plug a monitor into your laptop until you get a replacement from ebay or that other platz that emsav yank.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
your in afghan so what you need is to either split the lid and get to the back of the screen and the model number or check the compatability of monitor at the various sites as manufacturers might use 12 different models in the same laptop just by switching suppliers for phillips to lg and so on.

also if its an crt or led backlight as that makes a huge difference to availability.

you can dop the research on ebay most of the time and either get new or look for second hand/recycled.

fitting them is easy enough, a sharp knife to take off the rubbers and some small phillips screwdrivers.

you cant change the monitor for a physically bigger one but you could maybe change for a higher resolution. you wont need it though.

the other option which works if your pc at home is a bit naff is to take the lid off completely, tuck the wifi antennas somewhere and use it with a normal monitor as a slimline desktop replacement.

give us the model of the laptop and the screen number if you can get to it and I'll have a look for you if you want.
 
#14
Emsav & grumblegrunt,

Details of my laptop are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro, specifically the A300-28R (with an upgraded CPU), part no: psagde-02t003en, srl no: 69321247.

I was in error with my original post it has a 1280x800 lcd built in at the moment. I would appreciate a price for that 'un & also for the higher resolution ones if possible?

Many thanks chaps,

K_I
 
#15
Emsav & grumblegrunt,

Details of my laptop are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro, specifically the A300-28R (with an upgraded CPU), part no: psagde-02t003en, srl no: 69321247.

I was in error with my original post it has a 1280x800 lcd built in at the moment. I would appreciate a price for that 'un & also for the higher resolution ones if possible?

Many thanks chaps,

K_I
Toshiba satellite pro a300-28r 15.4 wxga 1 ccfl Laptop Screen, £66.99 retail price (ex. VAT)

£66.99, but if you don't have the skills to google it, you may not have the skills to replace the broken one...
 
#16
Toshiba satellite pro a300-28r 15.4 wxga 1 ccfl Laptop Screen, £66.99 retail price (ex. VAT)

£66.99, but if you don't have the skills to google it, you may not have the skills to replace the broken one...
Cheers smartarse ;) I work as a CIS engineer, so replacing it won't be a problem. Just the internet is too ******* sssslllllloooooowwwwww out here to look at anything remotely like flash (by flash I mean smart & not flash as in Flashplayer!) websites (No offence to ARRSE mind).
 
#18
Emsav & grumblegrunt,

Details of my laptop are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro, specifically the A300-28R (with an upgraded CPU), part no: psagde-02t003en, srl no: 69321247.

Have spoken to

I was in error with my original post it has a 1280x800 lcd built in at the moment. I would appreciate a price for that 'un & also for the higher resolution ones if possible?

Many thanks chaps,

K_I
Have spoken to Laptop Power UK for you, getting a quotation.

Toshiba Compatible Satellite Pro A300-29R screen.
Size (Diagonal) 15.4"
Resolution 1280x800 (WXGA)
Aspect Ratio Wide (16:10)
Surface Glossy
Backlight 1 CCFL
Internal Stock Code CAS6
Price (Ex. VAT) £62.50
Postage (Ex. VAT) £4.16
VAT £13.33
Total Price Delivered £79.99

Express delivery (overnight) £12.00 extra (Interlink Express)
They have the item in stock, order by 1500 - delivery UK next day before 1200
All products sold have a twelve month warranty (365 days) period.

Hope I have been of assistance.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
I know what I meant just got the letters wrong :)

that deal seems to be as good as you would get short of waiting for a second hand one.

changing then is dead easy once you get used to the cracking noises of the moulded clips coming apart and there is often double sided tape around the frame
 

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