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I'm repairing a laptop for my friends co-worker. One of their kids smash the screen, the laptop still works fine except the screen needs to be replaced.

I pulled the old screen, and looked up the replacement model.

It's an HP G56, 15.6in screen, the part number is LP156WH2 (TL) (QB).

I found one here on ebay with a picture. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_2980wt_1171

The screens aren't the same, but they're pretty close. The connector is on the right side, but since they're made by different people (This one is LG) I assume that is why the same thing is different.

The ebay page states this:

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This screen has the LED connector towards BOTTOM-LEFT (If facing the back of the screen).Please match your original screen's BACKLIGHT TYPE, SIZE & RESOLUTION before you buy this item, because some laptop models come with more than one type of screens. Seller will NOT be responsible if your order a wrong item.
I'm not 100% positive on how I would confirm I have the correct screen. When I pulled this one the inverter wasn't attached to the bottom like it was on the last few I replaced. so I'll assume its still under the top panel.

Anyways this blacklight type question threw me for a loop, I don't want to have to pay for return shipping and end up without getting any closer to repairing it.

Thanks guys


If you need pictures of the back of the screen, let me know but its pretty much the same as the one pictures on the ebay site. Only this one has less brown tabs running across the bottom, and the left connector is bigger on the ebay screen (not the main 40 pin).
    
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I know for my mac to replace the screen cost the same as getting a whole new laptop.
But doing it DIY is pretty easy if you have the same screen (but a working version obv.)
The main things would be whether or not it fits, LED/res doesnt have to be the same. Just so long as its from the same laptop.

Serial codes are good for this, also maybe just look at the hinges, it should become apparent.
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