Some questions on the Alienware 17R1 1070 upgrade

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Be warned the only hard part is modding the hinges with a dremel or rotary cutter. Its not difficult it just takes a while if you are using a battery operated tool vs cable. The rest of it is simple since its anodized aluminum (I think) vs steel.
     
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    so the screw holes are good or do I need to drill my own?
     
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    You wont be using those, this is not a bolt on upgrade.

    You will be cutting off the pins that hold the OEM panel in place. Then you will need some cardboard slips to prop the panel up about 3-5mm so it sits flush with the bezel. In order to hold in place you will use dousblesided 3M or equivalent tape.

    The hinge mod is to provide clearance for the panels circuit board that sits on the bottom.

    The N173HHE panel is thinner so even if you do make new screw mounts you will have a clearance gap in the bezel, and without modding the hinge and creating clearance you wont be able to close the laptop lid.
     
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    So cardboard to lift it up a bit because it’s too thin and doublesided 3m to hold it in place and cut off the screw brackets completely?
     
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    There's just two pins that are on the frame fitment that will need to be cut off (or at least I did)

    The brackets themselves work fine if your talking about the mounting bracket on each side of the panel? Those are fine they just have two pins that you place into the original panel as kind or place holder for when you screw in the rest of the panel.
     
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    Okay I think I understand now. How’s the display compared to the normal 120Hz one is it worth the extra work?
     
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    I personally hated the glossy panel after my first "day" with it. Far too reflective for my tastes, its still a good panel though, just not my preference really.

    To me its a no brainer, but its also TN and some people hate them with a passion and for good reason, you have to be in the right position otherwise the colors will warp, so the viewing angles suffer basically.

    That being said I love this panel compared to the old one but again, its a matter of preference.
     
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    TN?
     
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    You've got homework to do :)
     
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    uugui shi Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah I've noticed I'll have a look around the forum
     
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