Need to Replace a Screen

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  1. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    So I have an Acer Aspire 5515 Notebook that needs a screen replacement, the specs for it can be found here

    I have a junk Compaq Presario F700 Notebook, The specs of the screen are:

    15.4-inch, WXGA display specifications
    Metric U.S.
    Height 20.7 cm 8.15 in
    Width 33.1 cm 13.03 in
    Diagonal 39.1 cm 15.39 in
    Number of colors Up to 16.8 million
    Contrast ratio 200:1 (typical)
    Brightness 150 nits (typical)
    Pixel resolution
    Pitch 0.259 × 0.259 mm
    Format 1280 × 800
    Configuration RGB vertical stripe
    Backlight Edge lit
    Character display 80 × 25
    Total power consumption 4 W
    Viewing angle +/-65° horizontal, +/-50° vertical (typical)

    I was wondering if I could take the screen out of the Compaq Notebook and put it into the Acer. Would there be any problems with it or would it work just fine? Thanks for the help!

  2. superkidmax

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    Well, I believe so. But first you would have to get the driver for it here, then see if the plug for the screen fits.
  3. FAST6191

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    Laptop screens are usually all wound around proprietary connections and techniques (fairly high levels as well- I do not even bother trying to convert laptop screens into general screens when presented with a dead laptop)- sometimes screen models might be shared between the same line, make or even multiple models of the same era across different makes but in general you can randomly but they can equally vary across the same model in ways both somewhat irrelevant (gloss screen vs matte screen- sometimes with a brightness difference to match, resolution differences on occasion and more) and vital (different chips, backlight types, designs and what have you).

    I also suggest you try searching for things other than laptop model number screen replacement as actual component serial numbers or internal repair documents can net you the same component for a cheaper price.

    It seems Acer do a nice repair manual- I found a copy but a search should drag it up.

    Also appears to have one.
  4. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    thats not a junk laptop! thats the one im using!

    i looked into the same thing when i got a junk laptop i pulled all the working parts and sold it on ebay. the damn 160gb hdd just died on me today.
  5. Scorpei

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