Replacing a 15 inch PowerBook Screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by arcobb, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    This is more of a curiosity question... but something I've been wondering for a while. Is it possible to replace an early spring 1.67 PowerBook screen with a the higher resolution model. I found a couple of websites that you can purchase screens from. For example here.

    For example my PowerBook has the 1280 x 854 screen. Could I put in the 1440 x 960 WXGA+. Would there be a benefit doing this? Would the screen be dramatically brighter? I've never seen these two screens side by side. Is there a replacement screen for these things that is truly outstanding and a big improvement? How hard would this be to do yourself?

    Again, I'm not really considering this... but I'm curious about it as I've never seen much written about replacing a PowerBooks screen other then if there is a defect and you send it back to apple. Cheers!
     
  2. macrumors regular

    onthat

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    sounds like a winner to me, The pixel brite option is intriguing...starting to think that I could get a used powerbook with a non-working screen and just install an aftermarket high gloss one. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    p.s. I know a guy who built an LCD screen to use as a tv and it looks great...he claims that it took a little over 3 hours, but that's with random parts that he had to custom fit.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So... then it would be possible?
     

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