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    Default Are all Dell laptop LCD connectors the same?

    Quick background: at work there's a place where people dump old/broken computer stuff for disposal. I have already picked up a fully working P4 desktop (no monitor of course) in the past. Today I found an LCD panel with serial number ITSX95L2 and a quick Google search shows that it's made by IDTech (their logo is also found on the back of the panel) and that it's used in some old Dell Inspiron models.

    I want to test whether this LCD is still functional so that I may sell it on eBay or do some DIY project with it. My question is, do all Dell laptop LCD panels use the same connector to the motherboard? I don't want to take apart a laptop (even if it's really old) to test it just to find out the connector doesn't fit. An even more ideal situation is if all laptop LCD panels in general use a standard connector, in which case I could use an even older laptop to test it.

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    Default Re: Are all Dell laptop LCD connectors the same?

    Within a certain generation or maybe even a couple, sometimes, all the connectors might be the same, but after that, it's not as likely. There's actually a much better chance that the connector on the LCD itself (rather than the one on the motherboard) stays the same over time.
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    Default Re: Are all Dell laptop LCD connectors the same?

    Wouldn't both the LCD connector and the jack on the motherboard have to change at the same time? (i.e. Male/Female parts)

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    Default Re: Are all Dell laptop LCD connectors the same?

    No, they are two different types of connectors. The connector on the motherboard also powers the inverter in addition to sending video signals to the LCD.
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