Need help with panel swap

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  1. voolandis

    voolandis Newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm facing a small issue these days. Recently I purchased brand new HP ProBook 430 G3 (i3 6100U, 4GB DDR3, 500HDD) for a bargain of 350 euros. I've already ordered an SSD, more RAM, backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader, since I want this one to be my primary work machine.
    Problem I have right now is an awful 13.3'' 768p TN screen. Colors are washed-out, viewing angles terrible and most of all it's kinda blueish and makes my eyes sore fast. I've already replaced 15.6" TN 768p screen with a same size IPS 1080p on my Acer E5 that luckily had 2 lane EDP port.
    What I want to ask you is if this model has 2 lane eDP cable or 1 lane (having 2 lane means I can go for FHD)?
    If it's 1 lane than what are my chances on getting proper 2 lane cable? If it all fails I will settle for 768p ISP, BUT(!) I can't seem to find a compatible model, because of mounting holes. On laptop's original screen they're located on left and right side. Best I found so far is panel without mountholes and one with top/bottom configuration. Any sort of modding can be done here to fit it in?
    P.S. I really don't care about voiding my warranty, since I service all my machines.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Edit: I spelled "panel" wrong in the title, see no way to edit. Sorry
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    I've fixed that for you.

    John
     
  3. voolandis

    voolandis Newbie

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    Bump, guys I really need help...
     
  4. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    Go to HP support page for your laptop, select manuals and download service manual for your model.

    If there is a 1600x900 or 1080p panel listed, then there will be a cable for it too. With part numbers you can use to search and buy one.
     
  5. lenorman

    lenorman Notebook Enthusiast

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    I did this on a hp elitebook a while back. Replaced the 768 1024 with a FHD panel. Somehow the board died a month later. I swapped it back and rmad it and they fixed it. Didnt do it again for fear of recking it.

    I bought the same screen with connector. The only issue was the screws were different but i double sided taped it
     
  6. StormJumper

    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    That would be best answered by HP where you bought the laptop from. Not all parts are interchangeable or available to swap.
     
  7. dmol

    dmol Newbie

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    Hello voolandis,


    Have you figured out about eDP cable for your laptop. Is it 2 lane or 1 lane?

    Thank you.
     
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