Has anyone been able to swap the display in a HP Elitebook 8770W with a non-DreamColor eDP display?

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  1. R3n

    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'd like to upgrade my laptop, and I'd like to have a Pascal GPU, because that would make it less of a sidegrade, but the GTX 1070 only does eDP, so I'd need a eDP display.

    From what I've heard, it seems possible to use any random eDP display since the 8770W's display connector supports both LVDS and eDP, but it doesn't seem like anyone has done it. I think the closest candidate would be the eDP displays from the HP ZBook 17 line, but I could be absolutely wrong with that suggestion.
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    If I remember right @triturbo is the resident expert on the Elitebooks
     
  3. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    Thanks for the bump. I think that it was done (eDP panel upgrade), but I can't recall where I saw it in order to give you a link. Maybe @mirage_bg has better knowledge of the matter.
     
  4. R3n

    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have never ordered from Taobao, so I would prefer if there was somewhere else where someone was selling those panels at a good price. If there really is nowhere else to get them, I'd need a good tutorial on how to buy from Taobao in the US
     
  7. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Deity

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    Your best bet would be with some trustworthy TaoBao agent. Search google, there are plenty of them
     
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    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does the display come with a decoder board?
     
  9. mirage_bg

    mirage_bg Notebook Deity

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    No, the color board and cables need to be bought separately.
     
  10. R3n

    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Might as well just get it off of eBay for cheaper then
     
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