12-16-2016 09:58 AM
I am planning to upgrade the display of my laptop from HD to FHD and I thought that I should ask here first if this particular display model has been tried on a g50 series before.
The screen I plan to use is:
Model number: 20351
I have already read these topics:
and several others, but nobody used the same combination of system and display. I have also searched for the display models that worked in past upgrades but they are either not available or too expensive due to shipment costs. The LP156WF1(TP)(B1) is right now the only option.
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12-18-2016 10:33 AM
If you lack the right tools it may not be adviseable to upgrade the LCD unit, as doing so will invalidate your warranty options for repair if needed.
Use care in removing the original LCD panel, you may need to reuse it.
12-24-2016 09:46 AM
In the meantime I have ordered a b156HAN01.1 but the seller sent me a compatible display . So I've got a LP156WF4-SPB1
Fortunately it works, I thought that someone might find this helpful since this dispay model seems to be pretty common. It costed about 90$. It is more pleasant that the original screen, especially in the evenings, also it has a matte finish so the dust is not so visible and there is less reflection. Some downsides:
- the battery life has been reduced by half (using linux with power optimizations, before the upgrade I could get up to 3h of battery life out of my 2 year laptop, now it is down to 1,5h)
- the laptop gets a bit warm, before the upgrade it was not warm at all
- the screen is not as bright as the original, I need to keep the backlight at ~80% for decent views during the day compared to 30% on the original
- there is still quite a bit of reflected light although it is definitely not as annoying as seing my face while writing code or reading wikis
05-11-2017 02:04 PM