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Can I replace my laptop screen with another one with a higher resolution?

Can I replace my laptop screen with another one with a higher resolution?

I currently own a HP EliteBook 8530p laptop.

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Guest [Entry]

"This will often depend on the graphics chip in your laptop. Replacing your screen with a replacement provided by HP should generally work, assuming your graphics chip supports the resolution you're moving to.

Another issue could be with the drivers provided by HP. A generic driver provided by ATI or Nvidia should be able to scale to the maximum resolution for your chip and monitor, but theoretically, HP could limit the maximum resolution supported within the graphics driver."
Guest [Entry]

"The best answer is... sometimes.

I've done this with Dell Latitude D-series. This worked because Dell originally sold the particular laptop model with options of at least two different screen resolutions. I found the screen I wanted on eBay, designated for my particular model. It was an easy swap (especially since Dell provides very complete disassembly/reassembly instructions on their web site) and the new screen works perfectly.

I would not attempt it without similar circumstances."