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Ugrading Laptop LCD... can I switch to a higher res?

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February 17, 2012 4:23:18 AM

I have a Gateway P7809-U Gaming laptop that has a nice monitor
Gateway Acer 17" High Gloss LCD WXGA (1440X900) LTN170X2-L02

My question is I was looking at some forums and noticed that this laptop at the later years were being shipped with higher res monitors... well after doing some looking I found this
Gateway Acer 17" High Gloss LCD WUXGA (1920X1200) B170UW01 V.0

I can do all the work myself and I am just intrested in upgrading and keeping my old as a spare just in case... Will I run into any problems with voltages or the screen not working in my Gateway laptop?

Thank You!
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February 17, 2012 11:07:25 PM

Hi :) 

You need to find out IF the connector is the same and on the same side....and also if your graphics chip has enough power to run it....then if the mobo has enough power ...etc etc...

Basically its not a good idea which I doubt will work....

All the best Brett :) 
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