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Upgrading a laptop screen ASUS Ultrabook

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I bought a nearly brand new ASUS S56CA from a someone in my barracks for a fraction of what it was bought for, and I'm loving nearly every inch of it... except for the amount of pixels per inch.

Due to acquiring it at such a low price, I am not necessarily too concerned with its wellbeing and want to experiment on it - specifically something as elementary as replacing a screen. However, I am not well versed in the lines of hardware resources, especially not in the way of notebooks. I'd like to know if someone can direct me in the proper direction for a screen panel for replacement.

None of this laptop's immediate family have 1080p screens, but the ASUS Vivobook, which seems to be similar in size and form, does, plus it has a touchscreen. Would it be possible to buy a disembodied screen from one, tear it apart, and replace my screen with it? Don't care about touch features.

Thanks.
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Yes, it is theoretically possible to replace the screen on your laptop.

However, you will need to make sure the existing video connector or ribbon cable on the motherboard/mainboard matches the replacement screen. Also, you will need to disassemble the bezel (along with the integrated mic/camera and wireless antennas in the process) to gain access to the screen.

Also, the dimensions of the new screen and existing screen should match each other, including thickness or width.

Upgrading from 720p to 1080p is worth the risk IMO as long as you can get a good price for a decent (IPS) replacement screen.

Do some research before deciding to follow through.
Edited by elreyhorus - 4/6/14 at 3:26pm
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @4.4 GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4-m ASUS GTX 670 DirectCUII TOP Patriot VIPER III 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m500 240 GB Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB ASUS DVD-burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2412m Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 
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Rosewill R101-P-BK Logitech G100s HRT Music Streamer II -> Audinst AMP-HP -> Westone 4 
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Well, I guess it all comes down to how much research I do.

Thanks for telling me that it's not hopeless.
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