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I have an Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-7805 (with the AMD 5650 Graphics card and 14" screen). Is it possible to put in a different 16:9 14" screen with a higher resolution? Mine is only 1366x768, which kind of sucks.

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Those connectors used to connect the screen to the motherboard are proprietary. The current limiting circuitry for the back light driver is specific to that screen. Quick answer: No.

You might be able to, but you would have to do a little bit of reverse engineering. I highly recommend you don't try this unless you have a lot of advanced electronics experience.

What i recommend you do, is buy a regular desktop monitor and hook it up to your laptop.
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yes it could be possible.

try find out which 14" laptop is most similar to yours and the highest resolution screen it's offered in and check the part number of the lcd and search for it on ebay.


there should be 14" 16:9 higher resolution lcds on ebay but they'll be pricey.
    
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yes it could be possible.
try find out which 14" laptop is most similar to yours and the highest resolution screen it's offered in and check the part number of the lcd and search for it on ebay.
there should be 14" 16:9 higher resolution lcds on ebay but they'll be pricey.

1.) Your assuming that the screen for all "most similar" 14" laptops have the same connectors, physical form factor/mounting, and power requirements? Sounds like the one heck of the gamble your making. Provide me some solid proof that all "most similar" 14" acers use the same connector, form factor, power requirements and i'll believe you.

I need proof! proof.gif. If you could just cross-reference a few technical data sheets supporting your theory, I'd be satisfied.

2.) Ebay, really? Try this instead --> http://www.screencountry.com
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 2/3/12 at 9:36am
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i've done it many times. i sold many laptops last year. i sold over 30 laptops last year. and i had 4 dell xps's. 15". one had a high res 1920x1200. 1 had 1680x1050 and 2 had the standard which was lower. i got them from ebay. so the buyers must have custom built them from dell.com. i wanted to keep the one with the white back for myself so i opened it up and swapped it with the high res screen. but eventually i ended up selling it because someone made me a good offer.
i'm almost 100% sure OP's screen being an acer could be used on another laptop.
if one has the part number of an lcd screen and search for it on ebay they come up without manufacturer names. but in that case one has to get the right part number and revision.


i have 6 lcd screens with me right now pulled from laptops. if someone needs a screen i first check whether one of mine could fit. sometimes they do and its a one day deal. if not i order the part online and it takes about 3-4 days for delivery.

sony lcds are a pain in the butt but acer lcds are pretty common. and having the old lcd-motherboard connector is good because if there is gonna be a problem the lcd-motherboard connector's gonna be the problem. pins at the back of the lcd are pretty standard.


but if he hasnt dealt with screens before and doesnt have the part number of a high res screen then its a gamble.
    
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Sorry for questioning you.

Also, thank you for backing up your claim.

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tags 1366x768, wxga, Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820, WSXGA+, WUXGA

ebay

probably not possible for this particular laptop because of the rare resolution.
Edited by Remix65 - 2/6/12 at 4:23pm
    
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