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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi!

I have an old laptop, it works well except just recently its screen started flickering periodically. Like it will glitch out every 2 seconds like old CRT monitors when they went out of sync and the image keeps scrolling on the monitor very fast. I have tried to wiggle the cable at both ends, and it doesn't seem to affect the image on the screen

I have decided to replace the screen, but as i was looking at replacements, i found a higher resolution screen for the same laptop
- Should I go for it or just purchase the same resolution as my old one?
- Will they even be compatible?
- Would i need to change the cable along with the screen or will the current one work?

Laptop Config:
Model: Asus N56VZ
GPU: GT650M 2GB GDDR3
LCD Cable: NJ8B LVDS CABLE HC DDNJ8BLC000

Current screen: AU Optronics B156XTN02.4 15.6" 1366x768
Wanna upgrade to: 1920x1080 screen found here https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/ASUS/N56VZ-DH71/

Any help will be appreciated! I am a college student so I need to replace the screen as soon as I can before classes start next semester.

Thank you!
post #2 of 6

It sounds like faulty drivers/dying GPU. Are you able to plug it into an external monitor that you know works to test that out?

 

If it is a dying GPU, then it's highly unlikely that you will be able to fix it since the GPU is soldered to the motherboard. If it's drivers, you can try uninstalling them then reinstalling them.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi!

Thanks for replying! I have been using the laptop with two monitors, one over HDMI and another over the VGA port for around 2 weeks, and they have been working flawlessly. All my games that run using the GPU run fine, and the same setup works even in Ubuntu 16.04. Also, my laptop screen still goes bonkers in Ubuntu. So I highly think it is a screen issue, not a GPU one! I just wanna know if it would be possible to change the screen with a different one!
post #4 of 6

Yes you can replace a laptop screen with another screen as long as its the same size and uses the same connection. The one you linked should work as it also has a 40pin connector. However I have never used that website so i can't tell you if they are genuine or not. If you have never replaced a newer laptop screen be very careful when plugging in the 40pin connector they are extremely fragile.


Edited by ozlay - 12/30/16 at 11:36pm
post #5 of 6
Is yours the DH71 model of the Asus N56VZ? Searching Asus N56VZ on that site brings up a few variants. The best way to get a screen that you know will work is to take the old one out and put the serial number off the back of that into google. Laptop screens is a reliable distributor, i've used them before with no problems.

Good luck!
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the replies, my screen actually fixed itself after a while, so I thought it was an intermittent problem. However recently again it has started to become glitchy. To help you all out, I will post a GIF of what exactly happens

http://imgur.com/a/179tf

My external monitors still work, and I am really not sure if its my GPU or my screen that is broken. So I am thinking I should just get the 768p screen, since its cheaper and will be a smaller loss if it turns out my GPU was the problem. Any way I could figure out if its my screen or my GPU?
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