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G555 lid on a G550?

#1 Post by skou » Sun May 11, 2014 9:53 am

Will the lid and screen from a G555 fit on a G550? (Or any other similar model?

I've got a dead G555, with a bad video chip, and would like to use the screen to fix
a G550 (or whatever I can get cheaply) with a broken screen.

Possible?

Waste of time?

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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 11, 2014 12:20 pm

AFAIK the only difference in those series is:
Models ending with 0 have Intel CPU
Models ending with 5 have AMD CPU
One could assume that the chassis/lid are identical.
Why not give it a try if you have both?
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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#3 Post by skou » Sun May 11, 2014 2:13 pm

I was putting off getting a G550, until I heard back.

I'll wait for one to come up on Fleabay, and let you
all know what happens. I'm pretty sure this one has a dead
video chip, because the LEDs like they should, but no video.
(On-board or external.)

If this thing would fit my T60 true docking stations, I could
just get a video card in the dock, and be done.

THANKS, RBS!

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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#4 Post by skou » Sun May 11, 2014 9:30 pm

Ok, one more thing I just thought of.

G550 or G560?

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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon May 12, 2014 7:30 am

G550 and G560 are different models.
They may have parts in common, but I wouldn't count on it.
Screens themselves might fit between them, but unless you have pictures, I again wouldn't try.
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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#6 Post by skou » Mon May 12, 2014 11:19 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:G550 and G560 are different models.
They may have parts in common, but I wouldn't count on it.
Screens themselves might fit between them, but unless you have pictures, I again wouldn't try.
But, would a G555 lid fit better on the 550 or the 560?

(Or, is the G555 the AMD version of the 550, or the 560?)

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Re: G555 lid on a G550?

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue May 13, 2014 4:39 am

G550/G555 are the same series.
as are G560/G565 or G540/G545 etc.
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