17" Powerbook new LCD?

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    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. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    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. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2007
    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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