2013 Series 7 chronos / Ativ Book 8 15" owner's lounge (NP770Z5E / NP780Z5E / NP870Z5E / NP880Z5E)

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  1. rslewis

    rslewis Notebook Enthusiast

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    That's great, at least I know it will work, either at lower frame rate or slightly lower resolution. I don't use this laptop for gaming or heavy video stuff so a lower frame rate would probably be ok for me.

    My son has a fairly new gaming laptop which is one reason for buying a bigger 4k screen but I didn't want to get one and find my chronos won't work at all.
     
  2. faeterov

    faeterov Notebook Geek

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    Hi, I went to my fathers house to see if it would work plug and play. On a np770z5e with a faulty radeon vga (and special flashed bios without that dedicated vga) I wasnt able to use a 4k display. On a np670z5e with aca i5 and working radeon vga 8850m I also wasnt able to run 4k. With a gigabyte aero 15 oled I was able to use 4k.

    Im guessing maybe the laptop can work on 4k if you moddify the driver to tell the vga to support that frecuency
     
  3. rslewis

    rslewis Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anybody know where i can purchase a new "genuine" Samsung battery for my NP780. There's plenty of places that say they supply genuine OEM Samsung batteries but all the pictures on their websites don't say Samsung anywhere!

    I've tried a "non-branded" battery a few months ago but it just failed last week with no warning. Just stopped working!!
     
  4. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    I looked at Samsungparts.com, which is our go-to reference for parts, but I did not see any batteries for NP780/870Z5E models. I think we have to assume that they are not being produced by (or for) Samsung anymore, given the age of these models.

    Maybe others have suggestions or firsthand experience buying replacement batteries for these laptops.
     
  5. rslewis

    rslewis Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Dannemand. If it's no longer listed as a Samsung part then I will just have to trust my luck to another un-branded battery.

    I'd still welcome anyone else's feedback on batteries or suppliers they've had success with in the past.
     
  6. faeterov

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    To my understanding the only posibility to get an original battery would be to go to a certified repair shop from Samsung, I really doubt Samsung will sell the spare battery just like they don't sell the batteries for smartphones.

    Also, since this is a 7 year old laptop, I doubt there are any original batteries remaining in the world. In this case, since my family owns like a docen of this laptops, when one of them gets broken I purchase an entire faulty laptop and replace the parts that I need.
     
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