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May 18, 2008, 11:27 pm
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down my 17" lcd from top to bottom on my hp zd8000 notebook. From what I've
read on the Net, I should expect at least 10 more lines within the next 3
1) Can't I just completely remove this lcd screen so I can buy a separate
monitor to use this laptop as a desktop? Or does my current lcd have to stay
2) Other than HP, where can I buy a 17" replacement screen on the Net. I'm
having a heck of a time finding one just for my hp zd8000.
Thanks for any help or other advice!!!!!
Re: hp zd8000 laptop monitor replacement advice?
Start with the HPParts store.
I always have a little trouble with that. Right now, the
Australian option worked.
I searched for a ZD8000 (and made a random choice from a number of
sub-models listed), and got the Part Store to list all the
components in that particular machine. These are the items listed as
panel options for that particular one.
374722-001 Part is orderable, please call 1300 301 099 for availability.
17.0-inch WXGA+ TFT WVA display panel - Features the glossy bright
view (BV) technology - With 1490 x 900 resolution (up to 16.7M
(Pavilion) 1,058.16 <--- Australian dollars
374723-001 Part is in stock.
17.0-inch WSXGA+ TFT WVA display panel - With 1490 x 900 resolution
(up to 16.7M colors internal) (Pavilion) 1,195.38
Now, using those part numbers, I did a search on the web.
http://www.priorityelectronics.com/hp/374722-001.htm ( Price: $384.99 )
If you want to fix it yourself, you'd have to be very careful you
were ordering exactly the right thing. With the dollar amounts
involved, it would be easy to be screwed out of a small fortune.
As for what is involved with removing the panel, the panel might have
several cables running to it. Perhaps a unidirectional LVDS data cable,
carrying the data to draw the image. There might be a separate cable, with
a control signal for backlight intensity. And something to carry power to the
panel area (could be 12V or so). I can't think of a reason right off hand,
why the panel would have to be there. (There may be other I/O in the
panel - for example, in another HP manual, they show antenna wires run
up there for WiFi.)
Perhaps you could query a repair shop that handles laptops, about
how much it would cost to remove the lid. They can deal with the
fun of getting the hinge apart and so on.
On some of the web sites, you have to search high and low, to find
a maintenance manual. I downloaded this within the last couple of
days, for a DV4000. This will at least give you an idea how complicated
disassembly is. I'm too lazy to search for the ZD8000 one :-)
Try around PDF page 74 for example.
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