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Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

#1 Post by TheForgottenKing » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:51 pm

The W701ds display I have has issues after I dropped it on it's corner. There's blue banding along the bottom of the display. Dell replacements are cheap ($20) but the pinout is wrong. Would a custom cable work?

Or, if possible, disable the blue backlight strip? I guess this would cause calibration issues.
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Re: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:42 am

This is just an example of an LVDS extension cable: https://www.pchub.com/uph-oecv033-lcd-c ... -cm-p30811
They have many more.
If you know the proper connector dimensions, get such a cable and then cut-resolder the individual wires as per new pinout.
Or if you are more careful this time and have steady hands, unplug the wires from their socket (left one in above sample) and swap them around/reinsert instead.
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Re: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

#3 Post by TheForgottenKing » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:43 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:42 am
This is just an example of an LVDS extension cable: https://www.pchub.com/uph-oecv033-lcd-c ... -cm-p30811
They have many more.
If you know the proper connector dimensions, get such a cable and then cut-resolder the individual wires as per new pinout.
Or if you are more careful this time and have steady hands, unplug the wires from their socket (left one in above sample) and swap them around/reinsert instead.
Thank you. I may live with it for now, but if it ever comes to needing a new display this will probably be the method.
W701ds
i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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Re: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

#4 Post by u666sa » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 am

Thank you. I may live with it for now, but if it ever comes to needing a new display this will probably be the method.
Think carefully about it. I had lcd burn in in top right corner and it caused a short. I had two fuses blown and a cap on circuit relating to backlight. Plus because of short BIOS got bad.

Don’t use bad screens.

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Re: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

#5 Post by TheForgottenKing » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:47 pm

u666sa wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 am
Thank you. I may live with it for now, but if it ever comes to needing a new display this will probably be the method.
Think carefully about it. I had lcd burn in in top right corner and it caused a short. I had two fuses blown and a cap on circuit relating to backlight. Plus because of short BIOS got bad.

Don’t use bad screens.
I'm just going to live with it.
W701ds
i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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