1440x900 convert to 1680x1050 or 1920x1080

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  1. skunk2r111 macrumors newbie

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    so as usual for me, i was wiping off my screen and it cracked :eek:

    for the past week ive been searching and reading and searching and reading...everything i come up with me tells me one thing then i go somewhere else and find another and it has been seeming quite impossible to find any specific answers! ive been wasting so much of my studying time trying to figure this stupid thing out....i have the mbp 15.4 2.2ghz model. i dont particularly want to send it to somewhere and pay them 300$ to fix it when i found the matching screen for half that

    but then i was searching a little more about swapping screens, and a few people said theyve done it but i cant find anywhere if i can do this swap with my computer? i wouldnt mind spending a little over 200 if im getting a high res screen, but can someone tell me where the hell i could find a compatible screen?!? this site seems to be the most comprehensive site ive found lcd wise https://www.screencountry.com

    so if anyone knows what the compatible screen for the santa rosa in high res could you just point it out in there please so i dont have to go through the trouble of buying something then sending it back and getting the correct one cause i wouldnt doubt myself dong that :p

    ...if there is no hope in going any higher in resolution can you tell me cause if thats the case i already know which screen i need for the replacement, i was just wondering if i could upgrade

    THANK YOU SOO MUCH! haha, jeff
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You could get a 15.4" widescreen 1680x1050 or a 1920x1200; a 1920x1080 is the wrong dimensions.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think replacing your MBP screen will give you anything higher than 1440X900 on a 15.4" MBP. Now a 17" MBP will have a native resolution of 1680X1050. If you output to an external monitor on a 15" MBP you can get the higher resolutions.

    And just an FYI, 1920X1080 can be achieved if you are hooking your MBP via DVI cable to a device that has a native resolution of 1920X1080 (HD).
     
  4. skunk2r111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks....haha in a way that would be a good thing (i dont have money right now and the higher resolution screens are more) but for photoshop and editing is the matte screen better? i originally got the glossy and its great i never have a problem with glare, but there's that huge argument between the two and some say the matte has the richer colors? i wish i had the money to buy the two and see for myself:rolleyes:
     
  5. animaxcg macrumors regular

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    here is a thread where they put wuxga (1920x1200) screens in macbook pro.
    only the mbp's without an led backlight work though
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=207751
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I stand (err, rather I sit) corrected. I didn't know that they made such screens.
     
  7. skunk2r111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea...thats the thread i was looking at before, but i couldnt figure out if i could do it with my computer and if so would i need an adapter and even before that would be which screen to use? but then i realized i was just being greedy:p haha

    the screen i have now works perfectly fine (resolution-wise, apart from almost a fourth of the top of the screen being gone) i have over $1000 worth of debts i owe between my parents and grandma so i figure i should take what i can get and not be picky....ahhhh money, what an annoyance
     
  8. skunk2r111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. skunk2r111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so thats a no go for the high res screen if theres none that are compatible with the led backlight yet?
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah the higher resolution displays are all CCFL.
     
  11. skunk2r111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha one last question about this....

    this is the screen compatible with the mac right? lp154wp2 (tl) (...)
    ...but what about the second set of parenthesis, ive found (a1),(a2),(a3), and (a4); but are the (c1) and (c2) also compatible?

    does anything in parenthesis after the model number matter that much or can i just use the ones with an "a" in them?
     

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