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Ok, so I am deciding that I'm going to try to find a IPS 3k panel for my new laptop because the display I currently have is trash. I got a really good deal on the laptop though without the 3k display, so I decided I would wait and upgrade it afterwards. Has anyone been able to find an IPS 3k display for this model? From my understanding it uses the same screen as the W540, but I can't find the IPS 3k display anywhere on the internet, and would like to shy away from ebay. So the question is....

Does anyone know where to get this display?

Have you actually replaced this display?

Let me know! I won't mind being the first person to go for it depending on how much the screen is actually going to cost.
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This seems to be the only product I have found so far, but I really hate shipping from China.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141542412760?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

Seems to be the only one that has the LCD cable included with the screen as well. I assume that because it works on the W540 that it will be compatable with the W541 right?
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This seems to be the only product I have found so far, but I really hate shipping from China.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141542412760?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

Seems to be the only one that has the LCD cable included with the screen as well. I assume that because it works on the W540 that it will be compatable with the W541 right?

Not always, you may want to look up reference models and compare the two laptops before you commit to a buy like that. Also, you can mix and match screens generally. For instance, this Qosmio can be upgraded with the same screen that one of the old Dell XPS 17 had. It's not a great screen, but it's a HELL of a lot better than the one this has. Do a little research. There's a few places out there that can give you better info than we can here.

I'd ask the people over at NotebookReview and see what they say. They're like OCN but for laptops. smile.gif
     
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