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Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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Basically I stood on my laptop and broke it the screen. It's an inspiron 8600 with a WUXGA screen.

I'd like to replace it, can I replace it (the screen) with a much cheaper WXGA screen, or is the BIOS/graphics card somehow locked to WUXGA?

Thanks in advance

Simon

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8 Xenon

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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You can use a lower resolution screen, as long as:

1.  It came from an 8500 or 8600 system

2.  You get it complete with an inverter and data cable - those two parts are usually not interchangeable between different screen models.

 

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8 Xenon

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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You can use a lower resolution screen, as long as:

1.  It came from an 8500 or 8600 system

2.  You get it complete with an inverter and data cable - those two parts are usually not interchangeable between different screen models.

 

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6 Indium

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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Thank You!

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8 Krypton

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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FYI you can get that screen with inverter brand new on ebay for like $70.

I just got one there.

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6 Indium

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Unfortunately I live in the UK where bargain prices seem harder to come by!

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8 Krypton

Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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Well several of the US ebay dealers will ship worldwide so I would check some of them out.

I personally have been buying computer products from Hong Kong shipped to USA no problems.

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Skipholiday
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Re: Inspiron 8600 screen - can I replace WUXGA with WXGA?

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can you use a higher resolution screen?

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