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[opensuse] Re: offtopic: laptop repair
On Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:17:48 -0400
Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Malcolm <malcolmlewis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:53:35 -0400
Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Malcolm
<malcolmlewis@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue 23 Sep 2014 10:40:04 AM CDT, Greg Freemyer wrote:

Alright, after a decade or more of routinely carrying a laptop
around I just broke my first screen.

It's for a Dell XPS L502X.

Looks like I can spend anywhere from $60 to $300 to replace it.
(At $300 it may be smarter to replace it?)

It looks like the 2 basic options are buying a complete lid with
the screen and bezel already toghether, or I can buy just a

I'm reasonably handy with tools, so I'm wondering what the smart
thing is for me to do. Any advice?

On my own, I will likely order this one from Newegg:

Any gotcha's I should be aware of?

Greg Freemyer
I was given a HP 4440s with a broken screen, $46 for a
replacement via Amazon (which is where I would recommend). I've
done a few others, including a couple of nooks. If you do the
whole screen, then unless you can access the lcd cable connector
on the motherboard via keyboard removal, it's much more work....

You need to make sure you check the LCD panel part number before
ordering, then search for the part number.

Is it a touchscreen or just a plain 15.6"? If it's just a plain
one, post back the part number and will look in my laptop parts
box to see if I have one.

Thanks for the offer ad it is just a plain one. Using the youtube
video someone linked to and the Dell Service manual I was able to
get the bezel off without too much difficulty.

The screen (not a touchscreen) has "D/PN: 01K0R2" on a sticker on
the back. Googling 01K0R2 I find lots of places to buy it so it
looks readily available.

If you already have screens pulled out it would be great if you
already have one.

Thanks again,
Are there any other numbers on it like LP.... or FW....?

I have mostly the 17" ones, but do have one from a DELL E5510 which
is 1366x768.

One line of that same label has:

LP156WH2 15.6" HD

Thanks again,
Bummer, have a LP156WH1 (TL) (C1) from and Acer which isn't
compatible... :(

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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