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    Botherin PF1 Since 2002 Term_X's Avatar
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    Default Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    I have an HP DV5 1004AX Entertainment Series Laptop that needs a replacement screen (original is smashed).

    The original is glossy. Is there an advantage of Glossy vs Non Glossy? I also have a Toshiba M5 which has a non glossy screen and prefer that because of the reduced reflection.

    Had a look on trademe and ebay for screens. Found one on ebay for 179.99 US + 45.00 US Postage.. eek!

    Theres ones on sale on trademe that fit an HP DV5000/6000/9000 etc series.. will they fit on mine?

    Anyone know any good places i can get a screen from?

    Cheers!

    Merry Xmas!!!

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    If you want use the laptop outdoor take a non glossy screen.
    But the colors are better on glossy screens.

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    Botherin PF1 Since 2002 Term_X's Avatar
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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow1985 View Post
    If you want use the laptop outdoor take a non glossy screen.
    But the colors are better on glossy screens.
    thanks for that crow1985!

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    BTW, how easy (or difficult) is it to replace a laptop screen?

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    Really depends on the laptop and your abilities to deconstruct and reconstruct.

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    It seems that disassembling/re-assembling methods varies from make to make and model to model in notebook computers. There isn't any 'standard' ways of doing it! It can be quite tricky if there isn't any service manual available, unless you've done it before! Further more, service manuals are not easily available. Very few manufacturers provide this service manual for download.

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    Botherin PF1 Since 2002 Term_X's Avatar
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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    i'm reasonably technically minded and practical but i know my limits.. ill leave it to a techie and pay the fitting fee, which ranges from free to around $35.00

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    I prefer the matte screens, But the glossy ones work very good if you just want a mirror!
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    Hi Term X.

    I've replaced an LCD screen on an HP/ Compaq laptop before. Look up your model on HP's website. Go to your particular model number and download the maintenance and disassembly PDF.

    This will be able to tell you in detail how to disassemble and put it back together. Just a note. Make sure to write down where all the screws came from otherwise mayhem could ensure. All you need is a smallish phillips screwdriver and about an hour to pick and replace.

    As for the choice of screen, matte coatings are better outside, but then again when was the last time you used it in direct sunlight? Glossy coatings have a filter too to increase the readability of the text and images.

    LCD screens for laptops are all of the same quality, as in, a 14" screen is just that. Just check the pin connector as this may be different.

    There's a laptop repair place in NZ, "laptops repair" or something. They're in the yellow pages if you look. You might be able to find something more reasonably priced.

    Good luck Mr X.

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    Default Re: Replacement Laptop Screen, Glossy vs Non Glossy.

    Quote Originally Posted by B52 View Post
    Hi Term X.

    I've replaced an LCD screen on an HP/ Compaq laptop before. Look up your model on HP's website. Go to your particular model number and download the maintenance and disassembly PDF.

    This will be able to tell you in detail how to disassemble and put it back together. Just a note. Make sure to write down where all the screws came from otherwise mayhem could ensure. All you need is a smallish phillips screwdriver and about an hour to pick and replace.

    As for the choice of screen, matte coatings are better outside, but then again when was the last time you used it in direct sunlight? Glossy coatings have a filter too to increase the readability of the text and images.

    LCD screens for laptops are all of the same quality, as in, a 14" screen is just that. Just check the pin connector as this may be different.

    There's a laptop repair place in NZ, "laptops repair" or something. They're in the yellow pages if you look. You might be able to find something more reasonably priced.

    Good luck Mr X.
    Thanks B52!

    Had a look at the disassembly instructions from the HP site as you suggested so doesnt look too bad after all to do myself.

    I've decided now to go with the glossy screen seeing that's what it originally came with and there will be little outdoor use i think.

    Will nosey for the laptop repairs place you mentioned and sound them for some pricing.

    Thanks again everyone for the suggestions

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