HP 8760w/8770w: Replacing GPU and Switch Non-Dreamcolor monitor for a Dreamcolor

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  1. kamilo23

    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    I found LG Display LP173WF3-SLB3 and connectors for DC as you have above. But I am only matter if my motherboard is enough for this. I can have max 16gb o ram. As far I remember DC was with 32gb motherboards.
     
  2. vlex_

    vlex_ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine is a 2-dimm slot one too - the only difference is, that the dual-core model doesn't have the two additional slots soldered, where the quad-core one does. There is no other difference in the two boards (at least none I could find upon close inspection), so to answer your question: yes, the 2-slot board you have can drive the DC screen.
     
  3. kamilo23

    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    I ordered sbl3 dc and stdp8028 with connetors and tape. Wish me luck.
    To put dc stuff you only work with screen panel and nothing else or you need stick or put into motherboard?
     
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    vlex_ Notebook Enthusiast

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    You need to take your laptop completely apart - you replace the cable sticking into your motherboard AND swap stuff from within the screen assembly. So basically you need to take off your palm rest, so you access all cables, you might need to remove the WIFI and BT antennas, because they go through the same aluminium wiring tube that the LVDS cable for the monitor fits in, so it'll probably make your life easier to first remove the entire screen assembly, then take the assembly apart, install the color board , new panel and all respective cables and then put it all back together reversing the order.

    Good luck! :)
     
  5. kamilo23

    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    Great and thanks for info. When it done I give an update. :D
     
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    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    Today I got my stdp8028 with connectors and cable. Dude cheated and sent me cables for 8760w. :/ I didn't check before and took laptop apart. :D


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  7. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    As far as I know, they are the same.
     
  8. kamilo23

    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    I read that are not the same. And where should put this cable on the screen?

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    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    At one point I had the schematics of both 8760w and 8770w. Can't find them now, to compare if they match 100% (I think they did, but it was quite some time ago when I looked at them) and the task of this extra cable. I think that it could be for the camera or microphones, not sure, but pretty sure that it's not display related.
     
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    kamilo23 Notebook Geek

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    I read that the pin need to be removed from 8760w cable.
     
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