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Legit SXGA screens available for X62 builders

#1 Post by xiphmont » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi folks,

I've been one of the folks complaining about low-quality rebuilt SXGA screens all over eBay and Alibaba, and promised I'd alert folks if I found a worthy alternative.

I think I have good news--- I've bought a quantity of screens from https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HV121P0 ... 16705.html and so far, the screens have been legit. These appear to be rebuilds, but I can confirm that at very least the ones I've bought have been entirely OEM parts, or at least indistinguishable to very close inspection and measurement. Whatever the origin, they meet the spec of a factory new screen with no defects.

Caveats:

1) Just because I've bought 10 sceens and all were perfect, of course this doesn't mean that will continue to be true. So still some risk.

2) The rebuilder has sealed these screens with black silicone inside the frame. I actually approve of this mod, it makes them stronger, eliminates the possibility of pinch-points, and keeps dust out. But it does mean you're not going to get them open. (FTR, I opened one anyway-- took more than an hour-- to establish the parts were legit).

You can either get a screen from me, or buy direct from the AliExpress seller and save the extra round of shipping.

Happy building!

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#2 Post by pkiff » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:49 am

Thanks for scouring and searching and for keeping us updated here on the fourm, xiphmont!
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Dangit, so much for that...

#3 Post by xiphmont » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:01 am

Oh I got baited hard... Most recent (much larger) shipment arrived---- none were legit. A few weren't half bad but most were terrible. More than half were even glossy.

So forget about that lead >-(

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#4 Post by olex126 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi Xiphmont.

Are the digitizers on these SXGA screens pen-enabled or just touch?

Would be interested in a couple of screens if pen-enabled as well.

Thanks. Regards.

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#5 Post by xiphmont » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 pm

olex126 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Hi Xiphmont.

Are the digitizers on these SXGA screens pen-enabled or just touch?

Would be interested in a couple of screens if pen-enabled as well.

Thanks. Regards.

Dave
The digitizers are the usual pen-only, no finger touch.
FTR, you can take the touch glass and digitizer backplane off an XGA tablet screen, slap it on an SXGA and it works completely correctly. It turns out to be resolution independent.

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#6 Post by jaspen-meyer » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:30 am

I'll take an original, or even a "not half bad".
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#7 Post by xiphmont » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:48 am

jaspen-meyer wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:30 am
I'll take an original, or even a "not half bad".
Yeah, the good news is that despite the average quality dropping hard, there were still gems in the latest batch.
I'll jot that down and send you an email. :-)

Monty

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#8 Post by xiphmont » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:25 am

Still re-rebuilding the Chinese screens, just so there are no surprises. Sorry about the lag, I don't have as much free time right now as I used to :-|

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Re: Legit SXGA screens available for X62 builders

#9 Post by iamdmc » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 am

Thanks for continuing this great work!

It encouraged me to dig out my X61s (which was in pieces), put it back together, and repair what was broken.

Now... I need a screen! Can I buy an SXGA+ screen with LED mod from you, xiphmont? I will send you a private message too
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Re: Legit SXGA screens available for X62 builders

#10 Post by Skywing » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:48 am

PM sent! Would love to get another good SXGA screen in my tablet.
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