GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF change display to UHD

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  1. Darksideneo

    Darksideneo Newbie

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    I would like to know some opinions about display disassembling for MSI GS65 8RF. Is it possible? Maybe someone has already done it and can share an experience.

    I would like to change it to similar or the same as in Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 (UHD version). But I cant found the model that used there. Can you suggest displays that may used there or have similar specs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    It's not easy to take it apart, but you will need to be very careful with ribbon cable, and connectors. Otherwise, they can be snapped off by accident.
     
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    Does it use a 30pin or 40 pin?
     
  4. Support.3@XOTIC PC

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    Pretty sure it's AUO B156HAN08.0 screen in that so 40 pin eDP
     
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    It's 40-pin nowadays.
     
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    Driftingnfsc3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    so, i was very interested in doing this myself as the only reason i didn't go for the gs65 was because i couldn't go back to 1080p :c i had the gigabyte aero 15x for a while and was able to get its panel model number. i looked up the msi gs65's display (AUO B156HAN08.0 as stated by XoticPC) on ebay and compared it to the 4k gigabyte's display (AUO B156ZAN03.2) and they look exactly the same physically. so in theory, it should be possible since they both use the 40 pin eDP connector, the location of the eDP port on the display is the same and mounting of the panel is the same as well.

    i know i'm replying late but...i really wanted to try this swap myself, but i ended up ordering another laptop instead :/ (which coincidentally uses the same panel as the 4k gigabyte)

    the 4k panel is going for $200 CAD on ebay which makes it even more tempting. i know there is risk involved in buying a panel off ebay though.

    EDIT: im spamming this everywhere so people become more aware of the panel and its spec. The 4k panel is the same that lenovo is using on their thinkpad p52, p1, x1 extreme, and i believe it is also the same panel that is on the razer blade 15 4k. I ran my own measurements on the gigabyte's panel and it did measure 100% adobe rgb, with really good brightness distribution. its a 400 nit panel (mine was a bit above 400) and with the matte coating on the gigabyte, made it a pleasure to use in direct sunlight.
     
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  7. Darksideneo

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    Thank for the reply. When I was looking for this display I wasnt be able to found it anywhere. I still cant found it. The model is AUO B156ZAN03.1, not AUO B156ZAN03.2:
    https://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=238&t=5461370
    https://attach.mobile01.com/attach/201805/mobile01-e0bbcb245a09f3d1e44c218a50e1b9fe.jpg

    I think it is possible to replace it, but its may be difficult to unglue the frame and than to glue it back.
     
  8. Driftingnfsc3

    Driftingnfsc3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    the 3.1 and 3.2 are practically the same. the 3.2 is used on the lenovo thinkpad x1 extreme that notebookcheck reviewed.
    and ye, i was trying to figure out how the display was glued in. almost every bezel-less display needs glue due to lack of space for mounting tabs :c

    What kind of irks me though is, why msi didn't release a 4k model of the gs65 when a compatible, and good quality, 4k panel already exists.
     
  9. Support.3@XOTIC PC

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    Would make more sense now than in previous 4K GS models like when they had them with 960Ms. Though that might be why they don't currently do that now that I think of it.
     
  10. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    They should be practically the same. The differences between the two are the changes from one component vendor to another to reduce cost.
     
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