PDA

View Full Version : Upgrading To A Higher Resolution LCD Display



brievolz84
05-22-2013, 04:49 AM
Currently my original LCD display on the G75VW-TS71 is on the frits (look at the pic below). After doing some troubleshooting I have come to the conclusion it's the LCD display and not the motherboard or the cable. According to this website (https://www.screencountry.com/index.php?section=products&model=G75VW-TS71&brand=ASUS&series=ALL), there are 2 different sets of displays that I can get. 1 set is my original native resolution of 1600x900 and the other is 1920x1080. Both sets have either matte or glossy. So what I'm wondering is since all 4 of these displays are made for the G75VW and I have a Geforce 660m, is it possible to upgrade to the 1920x1080 display and everything will work as it should or will there be image distortion and resolution problems?

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/9349/img20130522001345.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/img20130522001345.jpg/)

Pitcher@asus
05-22-2013, 06:11 AM
asus have not guarantee it is able to use when you plug in laptop.

cheek
05-22-2013, 02:56 PM
asus have not guarantee it is able to use when you plug in laptop.

this sentence is of zero help. at least ask him if he has a warranty still. how did he troubleshoot to come to the conclusion that screen is shot? or at least point him to a authorized dealer / repair service center near northen virginia....

i take it your warranty period is over? or i suspect the service center quote u a crazy price. make absolutely sure its the screen's problem.
yes it will work. specifically the g75 uses the Chi Mei 173HGE or N173HGE-L11.
the resolution will be better than your stock 1600. imho a gaming laptop should not use anything less than 1920...
matte or clear is your choice. personally i prefer clear. vibrant colours.
replacing screen is not hard if you do your homework. i.e look at some teardown guide. that particular video on the screen website is helpful but not exact as it uses another model.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KHrJKInmA his one can be helpful.
and also look at this page http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?20590-Asus-G55-ang-G75-disassembly-teardown

brievolz84
05-22-2013, 07:15 PM
Short of taking a multimeter to the physical connections on the LCD display assembly and the MB (because I don't own a multimeter yet), I did everything logical to isolate and diagnosis the problem. What I did was first see if an external display showed the same vertical problem. I connected both the VGA and HDMI connections to said external display and the result was no lines. Unless in mistaken, that should rule out the GPU/MB our at least those physical connections. I then powered down and took out the battery, and started to disassemble the display. I get to the connection that goes from the display to the MB and disconnected it then reconnected it. I put everything back together and powered up the computer. The lines are still there. This leads me to believe that it's either a sensor on the LCD display or one of the connections from the LCD display to the MB.

As for the warranty, yup I got this laptop a little under a year ago so both the original and extended warranty had expired. If the steps I took to troubleshoot this problem are sound and I didn't overlook anything, I feel I can easily fix this problem myself. Since my original display is 1600x900, I figured I might s well spend the extra $10 and get a glossy 1920x1080 display Assembly. I just don't want to run into any snags that I might not be able to fix myself.

Perhaps a little history may help as well. I had a similar problem with the display, I had a blue hue/distortion. Luckily out was still under warranty and Asus did fix it.

I apologize for any spelling errors because I'm posting this from my phone

Tiennn@Asus
05-23-2013, 12:27 AM
If you purchased the laptop a little under a year ago, wouldn't there still be a warranty on it? All of our notebooks are given at least one year. You should definitely make sure because it is something that we can take care of for you. The issue might actually be due to the connection cable and not the display. If you can get a hold of one, grab a DMM and test the connections and cable to be sure.

In the end, if you are comfortable and don't mind spending the money, it's definitely worth a shot; especially if your warranty is, indeed, expired. What Pitcher meant up there is that we cannot guarantee that it'll work, though.

brievolz84
05-23-2013, 01:18 AM
By a little less than a year ago, I mean like May 18th. I don't see spending more than 100 dollars on something I can confidently do on my own. I may take your advice and get a digital multimeter and see if it is actually the LCD display or the cable/MB

ZeroBarrier
05-23-2013, 01:52 AM
By a little less than a year ago, I mean like May 18th. I don't see spending more than 100 dollars on something I can confidently do on my own. I may take your advice and get a digital multimeter and see if it is actually the LCD display or the cable/MB

I think you mean a little over a year ago.

brievolz84
05-23-2013, 02:15 AM
Yeah but the problem started like the day that it the warranty ended.

That's besides the point, I was inquiring if what I want to do is possible

brievolz84
05-26-2013, 05:57 PM
UPDATE

I decided and got the glossy 1920x1080 LCD screen. I was able to take the old screen out and put the new one in with little fuss. Everything works great and there's a noticeable difference between the 1600x900 matte display and the 1920x1080 glossy.

So to reiterate, if you want to upgrade your G75VW screen resolution, it's totally possible. Just for reference, I have a G75VW-TS71 and it worked for that model. I don't know if it would work with yours so if you do decide proceed with caution.

SHADO
05-26-2013, 11:10 PM
Where's the "like" button? Congrats on your new display!

DirtTrash78
11-10-2014, 04:33 AM
AWESOME!!! I finally found the thread that shows what I have asked in a separate thread. I also have the exact ASUS G75VW-TS71.

But...I wouldn't be doing myself any justice if I didn't ask another question and go a little further. I have found A LOT of OEM screens for the G75VW. 1600x900...1920x1080...and 1920x1080 3D. I am very happy to hear I can upgrade to the 1920x1080 without problems, but now I want to spend the extra $40 to get the 3D screen. It states, just like the regular 1920x1080, that when replacing the screen it must match the original equipment. Can anyone that truly knows please chime in and let me know if I can put the 3D screen in?? All it stated is that it is for the G75VW, without any specific designation model code. And we all know that there is a G75VW model that came 3D. Thank in advance for your reply.

-Semper Fi


***One of the models that came 3D was the G75VW-DS73-3D