120hz Screen compatible for Clevo P375SMA / Eurocom X7E?

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  1. jean albert

    jean albert Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry for rebooting this subject that can already be found in treads like:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-p375sm-3d-120hz-screen-possible.734985/

    Since the thread by Sectorz is locked I had to create this new one...

    After long hours of research here and some other forums I couldn't find anyone confirming if it's possible or not to fit a 120hz fully working on the EXACT MODEL CLEVO P375SM. I could only find that it would be PROBABLY possible, but not surely possible... On the tread that I mentioned above made by Sectorz, Prostar Computer repplied to Sectorz that it would fit, but he said that there was a chance that It wouldn't be as good as if it was in a P370, he said : "it couldn't be guaranteed to have the good performance"

    I also found this one:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-p375sm.768884/page-2

    Again ...there wasn't a sure unswer like : "yes 100% fits, I have a P375SM fully working on 3D and 120HZ"... actually this thread above only made me even more in doubt if I should go for this or not...because on this one people are saying that it's super hard to find the cable.... :)

    I created this thread to see if someone already tried on this particular model P375SM, or to check with someone if this upgrade fully fits or not... I'm planing to buy the combo screen + correct EDP cable... so I have to be sure that it 100% fits and function right first...

    And about the cable I would also like to know if this one is the right one for this upgrade :

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    Is this the right cable or not? If not ...which one is the right one? Actually I'm even more confused because I saw in this thread right here that this cable above is incorrect... :

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/120hz-screen-for-np9377sm-a.770505/page-9

    Clevo extreme (CEG) just repplied to me in another thread that the right one EDP that belongs to the P377 is : 6-43-p37e1-030-j, which is wierd, because if you go to Eurocom spare parts for the P377, the code there is exactly like the one above on the picture : 6-43-p37e1-020-j... so... I just don't know :), maybe the one that Eurocom has for spare parts is the on that belongs for the P370 like the one in the picture above (which I'm almost sure that is compatible with P377 as well...maybe with the P375SM too hahaha... because the size of the conector of the EDP cable seems about right with the P375SM mobo EDP conection), which makes me even more confuse :).... maybe they're just conspiracing against the P375SM....

    About the P375SM, it has the EDP connection, here's a picture of P375SM mobo by KANTANA:

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    (THANKS FOR THIS PICTURE KANTANA!)
    I got this picture on this thread:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/120hz-screen-for-np9377sm-a.770505/page-10#post-9949638

    Unfortunately nobody could unswer Kantana question if the 120hz panel was 100% compatible on P375SM.

    The mobo picture above is exactly like mine, I would like to confirm if the P375SM is fully compatible with the 120hz panel or not, if yes, would someone recomend me where to buy the kit 120hz screen + the correct edp cable?

    Note: I'm sorry if this info about the Exact model P375SM is already out there, I just couldn't find it after 3 days searching, If it's already there just let me know and I'll delete this thread...
     
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  2. jean albert

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    accidentaly repplied to my self while I thought I was editing my thread... >.< sorry... I tried to remove this repply but couldn't do it.. sorry..
     
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    i_pk_pjers_i Even the ppl who never frown eventually break down

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    I don't think the newer ones will fit it, only the older 120 Hz screens which can be hard to find. However, if you have one, I believe it should work. My P377SM-A has a 120 Hz screen.
     
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    The problem is not the screen, it's not that hard to find, I found it for 85$ brand new online, the problem is the cable, the cable is really hard to find, and not only that I found some rumors that it will probably turn on the screen, which btw the code is LP173WF2 50 pin panel, but it wouldn't be possible to adjust the brightness, this information I got from Mr woodzstack, he said plp from eurocom told him that...But I still think plp from Eurocom are confused too, because I asked them About this upgrade myself, and in the beginning of the conversation they said the p375 wasnt compatible because it doesn't have edp on the mobo... then after I explained to them and sent them the picture of the mobo they changed their mind about it and they actually gave me the price for the cable and screen, I just won't buy with them because they're asking 413,00 for the screen... It's too much. I asked them if it would going to be fully working on the P375 but they didn't answer me yet (I don't even think they will). And since I couldn't find a 100% answer yet anywhere I don't think I'll do it until I'm absolutely sure that's going to be 100% working on it. So I just don't know... the only way to findout for sure is to find someone with a P375 that actually tried ..
     
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    You can use both the cable and 120Hz panel in your P375SM laptop however due to BIOS/EC you won't be able to adjust brightness. The P377SM/SMA (EUROCOM X8) supports 120Hz without any limitations.
     
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    Thank you so much for the answer!

    Well since it's not going to be fully working as if it would on a P377 then I'll give up on this project!

    Thank you for giving closure for us P375 owner's on this 120hz subject!
     
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    i think you should still able to adjust brightness thraught windows panel and battery icon but not from hotkey by adding in regedit some keys in nvidia. i am doing like that for the 4k panel in my p377sma.

    What i know is p37xSMA have edp port but some p375sm doesnt have. To be sure you got it, you can unmount your keyboard, taking the flashlight from an smartphone and looking down catching 2 white ports in the right zone. it avoid you to unmount everything.

    to buy a cable, check ebay or ask from clevo extrem gaming..but 85$ the cable is not right....negociate it :p
    Then to buy cheap screen, you can try taobao with taobao agent and you will have everything cheaper ;)

    The edp cable ref. older but working is : 6-43-p1701-010-jd HL 11 04 23 (take care to read edp and not LVDS as example in your cable picture)
     
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    Thanks for the tips! I had already checked my P375, and it does have the EDP port on it, I opened everything last week to do a complete clean up, that's where the jorney for the 120hz panel begun for me hehehe! So the P170 EDP cable fits here too? Well ...about the 85,00 R$ it was the price for the panel, I found it online brand new and it's glossy one LP173WF2 A1 which is more expensive than the matte one LP173WF2 B1, Eurocom charged me 413,00 for the matte panel LP173WF2 B1, 60,00 $ for the cable + 125,00 for the shipping, cable and shipping is acceptable because I live in Brazil and I know it's a rare cable, but 413,00 for the screen it's just too much, I can buy a 55'' LED tv with that kind of money.

    So if it's written LVDS on the cable, it wont work? Because I was negotiating with the user Brent R., he has the cable from the picture and on his cable it's written LVDS, so I guess I wont be buying from him anymore >.<...which btw this cable code 6-43-p37e1-020-j that is written LVDS is the same one eurocom has it on the upgrade parts for the P377 (that made me really confused).

    I already tried to track down this cable you mentioned 6-43-p1701-010-jd and it seems it's rare as well >.<, I'm going to PM CEG about the cable, you gave me some hope on this thing, I want 120hz purely because I'm a csgo gamer, and 120hz screen changes everything on this game. Thanks again!
     
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    Don't worry about that; the cable is mislabeled.

    All 3D/120Hz panels on laptops are 50-pin, 4-lane eDP. LVDS would've required dual connectors (40+20 pin, at minimum) because it wouldn't have sufficient bandwidth otherwise, this is what LVDS desktop monitors do. As for why it's still labeled 'LVDS' ... the confusion arises from the fact that the cable itself is physically 100% identical to an eDP cable; both are copper wires, but it is the communication protocol (the language) that is different. This mislabeling happens a lot, same as with LED vs. LCD, because many sellers and even manufacturers, it seems, aren't too concerned about the differences between the various technologies.

    If you need further proof, then count the number of pins. All the dual-interface Clevos have a 30-pin eDP and a 40-pin LVDS connector and simply counting the number of pins you can see in the picture should tally up to 15 (one side), so it's a 30-pin cable at the motherboard end, meaning it'll only fit the eDP connector. Same for the reverse; taking into account the no-pins split it'll yield 50 pins, so it's a 50-pin connector on the lcd side.

    A good, fair price is $30-35, ex shipping.
     
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    Awesome! Would you recomend somoone/store that has it for that price? I contacted a Clevo spare parts re-seller and the guy almost killed me thorough the e-mail message:

    "I am not supplying parts to people trying to do a made in the shed laptop then you wine it burnt out because you didn’t know what you were doing"

    I'm not even going to say which store is because the guy might want to sue me or something...my message to the store was:

    "Hello!
    I couldn't find the cable on your website, I need one of these cables:

    EDP 6-43-p1701-010-jd
    or:
    EDP 6-43-p37e1-020-j
    or
    EDP 6-43-p37e1-030-j

    It seems that there are some versions of these cables that are written LVDS on it, I need the one that is written EDP, do you have it?

    Thanks!"


    I have no Idea why the guy was so mean to me ;´´(... anyways it's been a pain to find this cable...
     
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