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Is it possible to replace a CCFL laptop screen with an LED one?

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I have been researching this for 2 days straight now and I can't seem to find any reason why I can't buy a LED (cheaper) replacement for my HP 16" laptop that was a ccfl backlit display (HP part # 496769-001 Samsung # LTN160AT02).
... as long as the screen physically fit and screws match up to holes why won't this work? Does it have something to do with the inverter board? I'd just like for someone to shed some light on the issue because the ccfl screen I need is hard to find and crazy expensive if I do find it ($200+). The led replacements are around $90 on fleabay. Halp!
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I have been researching this for 2 days straight now and I can't seem to find any reason why I can't buy a LED (cheaper) replacement for my HP 16" laptop that was a ccfl backlit display (HP part # 496769-001 Samsung # LTN160AT02).
... as long as the screen physically fit and screws match up to holes why won't this work? Does it have something to do with the inverter board? I'd just like for someone to shed some light on the issue because the ccfl screen I need is hard to find and crazy expensive if I do find it ($200+). The led replacements are around $90 on fleabay. Halp!

Won't work. With CCFL displays there is a high voltage generated on the inverter board (usually located in the laptop base or hinge mechanism) to drive the fluorescent lamp. For LED displays there is a circuit (WLED driver) on the main board that drives about 18V to 27V to a set of white LEDs in the display. In the case of CCFL there are usually 2 highly insulated wires separate from teh LVDS video signals. With the WLED driver it just drives the voltage through the same cable as the rest of the LVDS signals.

Completely incompatible unfortunately.
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