Clevo N870HK1 4K Screen Upgrade

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  1. gtaking

    gtaking Newbie

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    Hi Folks,

    I have a 17.3 Clevo N870HK1 Laptop I would like to upgrade the 1080p panel to a 4K panel if possible :)

    I saw this previous thread here which seems to indicate it is possible on some models: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/edp-screens-on-clevos.789311/

    I purchased my Clevo Laptop from PC Specialist a couple of years ago when it was known as the Optimus VIII but I believe the Clevo chassis is called N870HK1 but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    This is my current factory display:

    http://www.panelook.com/LP173WF4-SPF2_LG Display_17.3_LCM_overview_27610.html

    It is a 30 Pin eDP (2 Lanes) connector while the 4K panels seem to use 40 Pin eDP (4 Lanes) but PC Specialist sell a 40 pin eDP cable for this motherboard but it is specifically label for this screen

    LP156UD1-SPB1 - N870HJHK1

    http://www.panelook.com/LP156UD1-SPB1_LG Display_15.6_LCM_overview_26868.html

    As you can see this is a 15.6 display so I am not 100% sure if the cable will be long enough for the 17.3 chassis.

    This is the panel I wanted to upgrade to:

    http://www.panelook.com/B173ZAN01.0_AUO_17.3_LCM_overview_25358.html

    Does anyone know if it will be compatible if the cable does work?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :D
     
  2. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    That 4k 40pins panel is not compatible. You need a 30pins panel
     
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    gtaking Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, would replacing the 30 pin cable with a 40 pin cable not solve the issue? It seems the Clevo motherboard I have in my laptop has a similar SKU with a 4K screen and 40 Pin cable which should be compatible with my motherboard and I can order this display cable quite cheaply, thanks.
     
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    Is there a 40pins port onto the mobo?
     
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    Is the motherboard connector end not the same? Here is my current cable for example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Display-cable-6-43-N8701-010-2N-/162761079605

    And this is the replacement: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW...-P-N-BA39-01208A-Replacement/32820278626.html

    The motherboard end seems to be similar (30 pin) while the LCD end is either 30 or 40 pin depending on the cable.

    This listing for example has both the FHD and 4K cabled side by side and they seem similar on the mobo end so it should be possible to replace the FHD cable with the 4K one?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New...K1-010-1N-N870HC-EDP-CABLE-6/32851192460.html

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    That is clearly an error; Clevo *7* systems are 17.3" (and *5* for 15.6"). They've typed this over from a service manual and quite a few of them have the wrong panel list (always 15.6" screens on 17.3" systems).
    Yes, that is possible. The connector on the mb is 30-pin, but not all pins are necessary for a 4-lane, 40-pin panel.

    The B173ZAN01.0 is an original option for this system, so you're good to order that aliexpress listing. The service manual claims '30-pin' for a similarly-numbered cable, but that seems another error or there could be cable options that are not in the manual. That photo, at least, clearly shows it's a 40-pin and it's meant for a 4k, so it should be the ZAN01's.
     
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