M14x R2 LCD panel

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  1. Datamonger

    Datamonger Notebook Evangelist

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    Does anyone know if the LCD panels that are used in the M14x R2 are the same as the ones used in R1?
     
  2. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Are you planning on purchasing a new screen? You should definitely contact a rep. for assistance with that. You may even get a free replacement. :thumbsup:

    Edit: Answer below! :)
     
  3. Alienware-Frank_L

    Alienware-Frank_L Company Representative

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    Both of the models use different part numbers and even though they have similar specs, we don’t recommend to put a M14X R1 LCD on the M14X R2 or backwards. I have seen cases where the computer started having video issues after a wrong LCD replacement.
     
  4. morbecknaga

    morbecknaga Notebook Enthusiast

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  5. Alienware-Karen_M

    Alienware-Karen_M Company Representative

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    I'm not sure if it would be compatible with your system, send me a PM with your service tag and I will help you sort it out.
     
  6. copper7op

    copper7op Notebook Consultant

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    The official Dellienware answer will almost always be "no". Use the compatibility guide at Screen Country and write down the actual manufacturer part number (not the Dell number).
     
  7. RPM MX

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    I upgraded my r2 screen from the awful 768p screen to a 900p screen. Made a huge difference. If you are thinking of doing it, but are worried about damaging something, take it to a computer shop or friend who can do it. I got it from screencountry.com. Just did a search for compatible panels. Got one for the 14x, didn't list either r1 or r2 so I don't think that really matters. The matte ones were out of stock so I got a glossy one for $62. I followed a video someone made on youtube on how to replace the screen, just unplug the old one and the new one plugs right in. Only tricky part was along the bottom where the alienware light up logo is the screen cover had a really sticky glue holding it to the old lcd. it was really hard to get off and I got a tiny crack in the bottom of the plastic screen frame as I was going to fast to take it off. Anyways, it made a huge difference with the better screen, the low res screen is SO bad. The one I got is from AUO, I looked up the part # and it looks like some Sony VAIOs use the same screen. Screencountry.com won't tell you the manufacturer of the screen before you order it. I've had it installed for over a month, only problem I had is it has one stuck pixel that stays green. Didn't bother me enough to raise any issues or want to return it. New Screen m14x.jpg New Screen m14x2.jpg

    I attached a couple pics with the old screen out, and new one in. I doctored out my login image for steam since it was on the photo.

    The one I got is part # B140RW02

    Hope this helps :)
     
  8. dellborg82

    dellborg82 Newbie

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    RPM MX, did you have to replace the Ribbon cable when you upgraded your LCD, I'm wanting to upgrade my LCD from the 768p to the 900p as well.
     
  9. _Drake_

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    You don't have to replace the ribbon cable but beware for dust particles when replacing the screen. That's what kinda keeps me off from replacing it with a 900p screen.
     
  10. RPM MX

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    Hi, nope, no new cable required, just pop out the old screen, and plug in the new one. All i ordered was the screen from screen country and it was plug and play. I was a little sceptical but it worked perfectly. Totally worth the upgrade, far nicer screen, the 768p screen was horrible for lighting, colours, etc. Only regret was I wish I would have gotten the matte screen, which was out of stock for a week when I ordered the gloss one.
     
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