17" Powerbook new LCD?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dtklamf, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. dtklamf
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    macrumors regular

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    never had to replace an LCD before so this is foreign to me.

    Can i put any 17" display panel in a powerbook?

    currently it has the lower 1440*900 panel which doesn't work so is there any major issue with installing a higher resolution one?

    given that the final rev. 17" powerbooks had 1680*1050 and the same 128mb VRAM card.

    any advice/links would be helpful
     
  2. alexprice
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    The card is capable, its just the connection that worries me. I would imagine the wiring is different. Not worth the risk of frying the logic board. What exactly is wrong with the existing LCD?
     
  3. dtklamf
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    it's cracked! everything else works fine.

    i have managed to locate a replacement LCD for a HR G4 17" powerbook.

    my thinking(i could be wrong) is that it should slot straight into the previous revision 17" powerbook and give me some more screen real estate?
     

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