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So I just dropped my laptop, a few weeks after the insanely high priced warranty ran out, that didn't cover accidental breaks anyway...

The LCD needs to be replaced and the cheapest one I can find is like 90 on ebay, dell has one for 150, but this laptop has cost me an arm and a leg already and its 3 years old, is there anyplace to get a cheap lcd pannel for this?
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I found a WUXGA monitor for a Vostro 1520 at only 65$, it is the same size as the pannel in my inspiron 1520 except that the resolution is higher (mine is only WXGA 1280x800) would it still work in my laptop as I think the vostro and inspiron are pretty much identical, the SKU #'s on the parts are different though.
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I found lcd's on a website, they have higher res displays than what I have, if I get a higher res lcd, even tho it is for the same model laptop will it still work with my laptop, at the higher res?
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I know these things in and out .. can get in and swap the LCD itself in about 25 minutes! Kind of an unhealthy obcession?

The Vostro 1520 is different from an Inspiron 1520, the Inspiron 1520 is equivalent to a Vostro 1500.

If the V1520 has an LED screen it will be a bit of an undertaking, if it is the CCFL screen it *should* work if it is a 15.4'', they may have been 15.6 ... though you might have to play around with inverters.

Most laptop manufacturers use a standard type of cable to get display to the LCD - my netbook was able to plug into my Inspiron 1520.


It's not too hard to get it apart though.
  • Remove wifi card cover and unplug antennae for bluetooth, wifi card etc. keep track of wires
  • Remove the cover that says "inspiron 1520" and disconnect the bluetooth wires and display cable
  • Remove the keyboard - there is another bluetooth or video connector (can't remember where)
  • Unscrew ground strap
  • Remove 4 screws holding the posts into the base of the laptop
  • Once off ,remove the screws on the front of the display bezel (part you look at)
  • Pull apart ... it snaps so be careful but you have to finesse it out

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I found a site that had all listed 1520 displays, they had some that were higher res than the one I have in there now, if I replace it with say a 1440x900 (its a 1280x800) would it still work, and display at the upgraded res?
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Yup would work any resolution if it's for an inspiron 1520.
    
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o cool, UPGRADED DISPLAY HERE I COME! Has anyone ordered from laptopscreen.com before?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
o cool, UPGRADED DISPLAY HERE I COME! Has anyone ordered from laptopscreen.com before?
Just replaced the screen in a gateway netbook with a screen from them. Everything went smoothly!

edit: i purchased a 'compatible' screen from somewhere else first, and the backlightng basically left big blotches of brightness.. so i got it refunded and went to laptopscreen.com
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hmm, I read a few reviews most were slightly to very negative......are you in canada? I guess they are international so more charges, and I guess that their verisafe sign is fake?
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