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Can I upgrade my laptop screen to FULL HD IPS?

Short Answer:

If you can find a FULL HD and / or IPS screen with the same form factor as your original screen. By this I mean dimensions, connector type and position and mounting brackets/screw holes.


If your screen cable, (connecting the screen to the motherboard - not included when you buy a screen), which will be LVDS or EDP, supports two channel communication, thus 1920x1080. It's guesswork if it will. Some laptops already have 2 channel cables (especially if the laptop came in a FULL HD configuration) and some don't. (even if the laptop came in a FULL HD configuration!)

The best option is to try it and if it doesn't work, either seek a replacement cable or return the screen for a refund.

The screen cable inside the machine will be one of the following types:

Single lane/Single Channel - Max resolution 1600x900
Dual lane/Dual Channel - Max resolution 1920x1080
Quad lane/Quad Channel (4 channel cable) - These will run QHD and UHD resolutions

Please don't ask me which kind of cable you have there as I do not know. You would have to contact the manufacturer of the laptop, or google the part code on the old cable and try to work it out. For this reason we recommend just trying the upgrade as it's often quite hard to find the information as to what you have there. Just because you saw on a forum others have upgrade a particular model of laptop, doesn't man yours will upgrade too!

Long Answer:

There is a new buzzword in town, and that is that IPS screens are the new de facto standard for anybody wanting superior screen quality and colour representation. There are of course some disadvantages to using an IPS screen over a standard TN panel however generally if you are using image manipulation software on a professional basis, such as a professional photographer or a graphic designer, an IPS screen could well make life much easier especially when you want to transfer your graphic into printed form.

There are also benefits for people who watch multimedia online such as movies, in that IPS screens are known to give a wider viewing angle than standard TN panels that tend to wash out at extreme angles. This makes sharing a laptop with friends to watch a movie for example, a bit less of a hassle.

Can I upgrade my laptop screen to FULL HD IPS?

This is a question we receive a lot here at and generally the answer we have always given people is that you should not try to upgrade your screen resolution, but what about upgrading the technology from TN to IPS?

The technology used in TN panels or IPS panels is separate to compatibility in that the two are interchangeable. You could swap a standard TN panel for an IPS panel provided that there is a compatible upgrade model available. To do this, you would first need to identify the original screen model number in your machine, you can do this by either removing the laptop screen yourself or contacting a professional screen replacement company like us for advice.

Whilst we obviously can offer no solid guarantees that an upgrade from TN to IPS would be possible, we can certainly spec out a replacement screen model that may work for you as an upgrade. In the worst case scenario you would have to return the upgrade screen for refund if it did not work.

What about upgrading from HD 1366x768 (TN) to FULL HD 1920x1080 (IPS)?

Whilst the upgrade from TN to IPS would not be an issue here, the resolution upgrade could be a problem. Most laptops will run at FULL HD on an external screen via the HDMI or VGA ports to an external screen or projector, but only some will be able to run at FULL HD on an internal display via the EDP or LVDS ports the screen is connected to.

The video controllers inside the laptops are often not capable of FHD internally but only externally. This is most often down to the cable that has been used to connect the LCD screen to the laptop motherboard. The way we would go about researching this in the first instance would be to perform some research into the laptop model. If the model of laptop that you have did come with a FULL HD screen at some point, or a variation of your model had a FULL HD screen, there is a chance that your laptop has the same cable as the FULL HD model, but just a downgraded screen. In this instance an upgrade would be likely to work.

You can check your laptop model type on our website and see if it has FULL HD and / or IPS options. Have a look at the 1366x768 option as well to make sure that both screens have the same physical dimensions and connector size/position.

Which models of laptop can be upgraded to FULL HD IPS?

This is a rather complex question with there being over 90 thousand screen models on our website, however there are some brands that tend to be more upgradeable than others, those being DELL, Lenovo and Clevo. Those machines fitted with a 15.6" 30 PIN display running at HD resolution can benefit from this IPS upgrade B156HAN01 which is an AVHA screen offering even better quality than a standard IPS panel. The B156HAN01 is compatible with LP156WF4 (SP)(B1)

We do of course recommend that you contact us in the first instance before making an upgrade to IPS as we are always happy to speak to you, even if you are not a customer of ours currently.

Here's some more people online that have been trying to do the same thing: 

More reading: Asus Zenbooks go IPS! 
New for 2018: Get ready for NANO-IPS!
More help: Get in touch via the contact page on this website.

Comments (217) -

  • Prawit

    11/29/2015 1:24:43 PM |

    Hi, I just came across to ur artical on Google. I read it and think you can give the best answer to me. I just brought Dell vostro 5480 with display HD, I wonder it change to FHD ips or more resolution like 2k display. I can't find FHD to match my laptop since there is no FHD display 14inch to use 40pin. But I found a 2k display use 40pin with 14inch like my display. My question is I can replace that 2k on my laptop. There is something else I must concern about this. Hope to get you suggestion. Thanks

    • Sabson

      6/7/2017 6:31:21 AM |

      Hi Prawit. I am thinking about upgrading the same dell model. Could you please let me know if you managed to do it?

      • Nick

        6/7/2017 1:26:44 PM |

        Hi Sabson,

        You could certainly physically swap the HD screen in your machine for a lovely IPS model such as this (Note we may send alternate parts of the same spec like LP156WF4/LP156WF6/N140HCE etc).

        The upgrade depends if the screen cable you have, the EDP cable supports 2 lanes. If it doesn't the upgrade will fail. So, you can check the cable with a chap called Dev at


        • Cyrus

          6/8/2017 2:56:50 PM |

          I've purchased an Acer VX15. Great laptop, but the display leaves something to be desired.

          I don't want to up the resolution, I just want to give it a higher quality panel with good colour reproduction!

          The panel fitted is, from what ive found, is an Lp156wf6 Spk4. Any alternatives around?

  • Nick Christou

    11/30/2015 10:48:26 AM |

    Hi There

    This would all depend on your motherboard. Specifically the video controller and if it can output FHD via the EDP port the screen is connected to.

    If your laptop can do this, then you could consider one of the following models by AU Optronics
    B140HAN01.1, B140HAN01.2, B140HAN01.3, B140HAN01.4

    These are AVHA screens which are a bit better than plain IPS as they include a high colour gamut as well. The colours are brighter and more realistic than a standard IPS screen.

    You have some  other options:
    LP140WF1 SPxx where xx can be anything as there are a few models there that will all work as well. These are plain IPS.

    You need to find a seller who actually has these, so don't just buy by description or the seller may send a non IPS TN panel such as b140htn01.x as this is popular with LCD suppliers right now (Nov 2015).

    Hope this helps you


  • Nick Christou

    11/30/2015 11:00:42 AM |

    By the way, these are all 30 pin screens above. I believe your original screen is 30 pin also in this model. If not you can get a new LCD cable from I forgot to mention that also, you may need to change the LCD cable if the current one won't support that resolution but I think the pins are the same as the models I suggested above. I believe your original screen is N140BGE EA3 rev.C3 or compatible model.

  • DryAxE

    2/15/2017 9:09:13 PM |

    I have have bought Asus N76VZ years ago when i was at college, doing architecture where color acuracy is only partially important. Now im in photography bussines and color is the main thing. I have other computers also but i just wonder if its possible to upgrade the screen of Asus N76VZ to 17.3" fullHD IPS since this computer still has some good processing power to offer. I also have the feeling that contrasts of its TN display have faded compared to when it was new. This upgrade could seriously prolong his useful life.

    • Nick

      2/16/2017 1:36:33 PM |

      Hi There, thanks for getting in touch.

      The problem you have is the screen inside is now very old, the IPS panels we have, are thinner and have different mountings so won't fit inside the lid of your machine. You can upgrade it to FULL HD, but this is still a TN Panel

      The problem you may have is the LVDS cable that connects the screen to the laptop motherboard. If it is not 2 channels it won't be able to do 1920x1080 and will light up white.

      For this reason we don't recommend trying to upgrade ASUS laptops as I have no idea where to buy new cables, whereas Toshiba, DELL, and HP for example have plenty of suppliers for parts you can contact.

      You'd have to give that a try on the basis of maybe having to return it. As for IPS as well, I don't think so anymore, the panel style (40 PIN, LVDS, Thick screen) is now well out of production so models on offer are very limited now.


  • DryAxE

    2/16/2017 1:52:41 PM |

    Since newer panels are thinner, that means more space inside, couldn't i be able to adjust or make new mounts for newer screen. I have 3D printer at disposal and will have cnc router soon too. And yes i also have really strong professional glues. Laughing So my concerns are connectors and software compatibility.

    • Nick

      2/16/2017 1:58:35 PM |

      It's not a job I would want to do to be honest, but even if you could mount it somehow, you still have the issue of the connector. Your screen uses a 40 pin LVDS connector and cable, manufacturing stopped on those some years ago. Newer panels, the 17.3 we stock with IPS have a 30 PIN EDP connector. So you still need a new cable, which I think you are unlikely to find. Whilst the connector on the screen end is standardized the connector on the laptop motherboard is specific to the laptop. So you need one specially made I guess.

      I'm starting to have visions of burning smells and burned motherboards !


  • Dani Ivan

    2/27/2017 8:47:27 AM |

    I have an HP Envy 4-1043cl with upgraded internals (ssd, new wifi card, 8gb ram) but the display sucks, being stuck at 1366x768. It is a WXGA 14inch (12"x7.4") with 40pin connector, and I was wondering if upgrading to FHD was possible.

    • Nick

      2/27/2017 10:15:12 AM |

      Hi There

      This machine is too old i'm afraid. It has a 40 PIN LVDS sceeen, we only have FULL HD options now in 30 PIN EDP. 40 pin production has stopped. The best option I have for you is 1600x900, however your LCD cable (LVDS cable) must support the resolution for it to work. I would not know if it does, you would have to try the upgrade with an open mind on it maybe or maybe not working for you.

  • Anton Ekle

    3/6/2017 2:09:24 PM |

    I have  Dell Inspiron 7720. my panel is broken so i am wondering can I get something with IPS to replace it. I know there are some nice alternatives with IPS and 30pin EDP but mounting on IPS a little bit different so i have to deal with it somehow. Could you give me some advice please?

    • Nick

      3/6/2017 4:04:47 PM |

      Hi Anton

      Unfortunately this laptop is too old. As you already saw, the IPS screens not only have different mountings, a different connector; but also different signalling as well. They are EDP and your screen is LVDS. Production stopped a while ago on 40 PIN LVDS screens.

      I do have a 3D screen in stock but I don't know if it will work with the existing cable you have.

      The DELL part code for it is GN36T

      Hope this helps, somewhat!


  • Ed

    3/14/2017 9:29:29 PM |


    I have an HP EliteBook 820 G1 with a TN 1366x768 panel and want to upgrade to an IPS screen. I know the screen has a 30-pin eDP connector and that a IPS panel does exist and used on some variants of this model (an LGD0404).

    Could I use any eDP 30-pin 12.5" screen (even FHD? this model never came with an FHD screen) if not could you suggest an IPS panel I could purchase?

    Many thanks

    • Nick

      3/20/2017 11:22:06 AM |

      Hi There

      As you noted the laptop was never made with a FULL HD option. For this reason it is unlikely it is fitted with an EDP cable that supports 2 channels and 1920x1080.

      The screen upgrade would be this part

      However if the cable doesn't support it, it'll just light up white with no display.

      You may be able to get a new cable that will support it in this event from an HP supplier such as or HP directly via

      Or it may just work, but you'd have to experiment there as there is no way for us to tell before you try if the cable you currently have will work with that panel I suggested.


  • John

    3/20/2017 1:14:40 AM |


    I have an old Lenovo b590 laptop with 1366 x768 resolution. The maintenance manual suggest as replacing parts:
    Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Glossy, SEC, LTN156AT24-L01 18200114 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Glossy, LGD, LP156WH4-TLN1 18200158 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Glossy, AUO, B156XTN02.0 18200157 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Anti-Glare, AUO, B156XTN02.1 18200649 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Anti-Glare, SEC, LTN156AT24-401 18200650 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Anti-Glare, CMI, N156BGE-L11 18200651 N
    7 Panel, 15.6 HD Wedge Anti-Glare, LGD, LP156WH4-TLP1

    Is it possible though to upgrade to an IPS panel? If yes what model no. ?


    • Nick

      3/20/2017 11:16:56 AM |

      Hi There

      This machine is too old i'm afraid. Production of 40 PIN LVDS screens stopped some years ago now, we have nothing in IPS for this machine we can supply. The IPS screens being produced in 15.6 inches such as the B156HAN02.1 are 30 PIN EDP screens and also have totally different brackets and fixings. Upgrading to FULL HD *might* be doable, however this also could fail if the LCD cable you have does not support 2 channels.

      I think if you want a decent screen you'll have to replace the laptop in this instance.

      Sorry I could not be more help


  • Neelesh Kumar

    3/24/2017 5:50:09 AM |

    I have Dell Vostro 3559 with an HD display. Is it possible to upgrade it to full HD display by replacing the screen?

  • Annette

    4/7/2017 1:35:17 PM |

    Hi. Please I have an HP G221DS Touchsmart laptop with a screen resolution of 1366x768. Will it be possible to upgrade it to an FHD screen with a resolution of 1080p?

    • Nick

      4/10/2017 11:13:19 AM |

      Hi there

      Touch screen laptops are mostly unrepairable and not upgradeable unfortunately.

      The section "why is it hard to find a screen replacement"  half way down explains it.

      Having read that if you feel you can separate the digitizer from the LCD panel without breaking it, this LCD would do FHD

      If it works, depends on the LCD cable, LVDS cable supporting the resolution. It might not, in which case the screen will light up white.

      I'd advise the next machine to be a non touch.

  • bill

    4/8/2017 9:46:18 PM |

    what options are there to replace a Dell N7110 model B173RW01 V3 panel?
    H/W : 7A    F/W : 1  D P/N OP970W

  • Pedro

    4/18/2017 10:51:12 AM |

    I have a Acer Aspire F5-573G-721W that uses a 15.6" model
    N156BGA-EB2 REV.C1 HD screen (1366x768).
    It can be replaced by a FULLHD display?

    • Nick

      4/18/2017 10:56:10 AM |

      Hello Pedro

      Same applies to you as the others I replied to. Will work ONLY if the eDP cable you have is 2 channel supporting 1920x1080, otherwise the new screen will light up white with no image.

      Here is the FULL HD and (wow!) IPS screen for your machine

      Good luck!


  • Omkar

    4/20/2017 9:03:26 AM |

    I bought an HP Pavilion 15-AB219TX which I guess has a TN panel with 1366x768 resolution and I desperately want to upgrade to a FHD 1920x1080 IPS display. Is it feasible/possible?

  • hamid

    4/24/2017 12:28:21 PM |

    i bought an asus k45vd years ago and it have 1366 768 TN monitor

    is there any way to put an 1080 ips on it?

    i dont know how much pins or ... but many laptops with intel 4000 and 610 nvidia have fhd


    • Nick

      4/24/2017 12:45:31 PM |


      Thanks for getting in touch. This is too old to do anything with really, the best option we can offer is 1600x900 HD+, whether it works or not depends on the cable supporting it.

      This is a TN panel there is no IPS model that will fit, this is a very old, quite fat by todays standards and 40 pin screen.


  • Matus Kovi

    4/29/2017 7:22:19 PM |

    Hello, i have HP elitebook 840 G3, with 1366x768, its possible to change it for a full hd ?
    i found on internet , different models 840G3 with FULLhd..

    Tank You in advance !

  • Aiden

    4/30/2017 12:08:21 PM |


    I have ASUS K410L and it have 1980x1060. can i upgrade it to 1080 IPS monitor on it? i dont know how much pin


    • Nick

      5/2/2017 10:13:33 AM |

      Hi There

      Well, it seems the machine did come with 1920x1080, however, I can find no data about this model anywhere. I will need to know your original screen model number so I can match a FULL HD option for you. This link shows you the machine is capable

      It will of course as always depend on the screen cable also supporting it, which I would not know.


  • vishal tandle

    5/5/2017 6:14:29 PM |

    i hav an asus x556uqk laptop with 1080p with tn panel!!! one of the worst i have ever seen!! can i replace it with ips panel!??
    please reply!!
    help will be appreciated!

    • Nick

      5/8/2017 7:18:29 PM |

      Hello Vishal,

      You certainly can! The IPS and TN panels are totally interchangeable and the price difference is small - so we always send IPS as standard for these machines. You can pick up the lovely IPS model right here

      Have fun!


  • Supawadee

    5/6/2017 10:12:27 AM |


    I have ASUS K550JK-XX027D with 1366x768 resolution.
    The original screen model number is InnoLux N156BGE-L41 Rev.C5.
    The original cable label is X550JD-1A, 40 pins LVDS (1 ch, 6-bit).

    Is it possible to upgrade to FHD such as LP156WF4-SLC1 ?

    • nick

      5/8/2017 7:24:16 PM |

      Hi there Supawadee

      This is getting on a bit i'm afraid. 40 PIN LVDS is now out of production and there's limited stuff about.

      We can offer a glossy compatible screen for that LG one you wanted but it is not IPS

      Whether it works or not depends on the cable supporting 2 channels to do 1920x1080, that I would not know.


  • Ibaa

    5/11/2017 2:05:17 PM |

    I have a Hp Envy 15-k214nx, that comes with a TN 15.6 FHD (1920X1080) screen.
    I wonder if it can be changed into IPS.

    • Nick

      5/15/2017 10:47:05 AM |

      Hi There

      Well this is tricky, its a bit old now. There's not much option left for 40 PIN IPS and LVDS which is what you need. We have nothing in stock. You could try to find LP156WF4 SLB1. ( )  But you need this exact model not a compatible screen which is what you will likely be sent now. So you need to do some research and a bit of chatting to suppliers. I doubt you will find it in the UK.

      Good luck!

  • TheFallenOne

    5/15/2017 7:40:51 PM |

    Hello! I have a sony vaio vpce b1s1e/bj, and i would like to upgrade the lcd monitor. Preferably to an IPS display. Can you recommend me a compatible screen? (if there is one). Thanks a lot in advance.

    • Nick

      5/16/2017 10:48:23 AM |

      Hi There

      This one is too old to do anything with. It's a relic of a CCFL screen, technology that started to phase out 10 years ago now. It has some wires coming out of it and is powered by a transformer called an Inverter which sits under the screen. Here's some info

      I know of no upgrade to this that is currently available.



  • Ryan Reeve

    6/2/2017 8:49:12 PM |

    Hey you seem pretty knowledgeable.
    I'm trying to transfer an Oled Alienware display to another faster laptop. The connector to the laptop is 40 pin in photographs but I cannot see the connector on the display. Could the display be 30 pin? I'm guessing it's 40 pin too. Also does PWM matter if I use another screen on a laptop, or does the display control that? Do I need to use the board that also connects the touch features? Or can I get away with connecting it directly without touch features?  Lastly, can I use a longer cable ? Do they make 30 pin to 40 pin cables?  Thanks a bunch, hope to hear from you.

    • Nick

      6/5/2017 11:16:16 AM |

      Hi Ryan

      Usually, but not always 40 PIN Screens tended to use LVDS signalling. More recently production has moved to EDP signalling with 30 PIN connectors. This isn't written in stone however as there are no real standards with this kind of stuff.

      I don't know of converters from different pin sizes for your case but I know that we used to have 30 pin to 20 pin adapters that went on old CCFL screens here so they could be fitted to Apple laptops. It was like a female -> male adapter that just plugged onto the connector of the back of the 30 pin screen and had a 20 pin socket.

      Using an EDP screen in place of LVDS however or vice versa, not sure if this would work as the signalling is different.

      I think it's best you give me some screen model number. What is the original screen model you want to upgrade?

      You can ditch the touch yes, but without the front glass digitizer or touch part, you will have the inside of the lid exposed when you fit the new screen, as you'll have no bezel (plastic frame) to finish the job with.


  • Gizmo

    6/3/2017 5:55:31 AM |

    Hello, great informative post, thanks.
    I'm curious if you have some FHD IPS aftermarket panel for my HP ProBook 430 G3, it has terrible 1366x768 TN panel. I researched a bit and it turna out it has 30 pin edp connector.

  • Gizmo

    6/3/2017 6:01:24 AM |

    I believe it's actually one of the tree top models, with contrast ratio 300:1


  • shivam

    6/11/2017 11:06:14 PM |

    i just bought HP Pavillion series notebook
    model no -  Au003Tx
    facing problem with the screen
    Want to convert it from 1366*768 to full hd 1980*1080
    please help!

    • Nick

      6/19/2017 11:45:42 AM |


      Same deal again for you as everybody else here. Your laptop was manufactured with 1366x768 resolution here is the full specs

      This panel would be a tremendous upgrade however, whether it works or not depends if your screen cable which we do not supply, is a 2 channel EDP (2 lane) cable or not.

      If the cable doesn't support 1920x1080 the upgrade screen will just light up white with no image.


  • Ziya

    6/16/2017 3:14:54 AM |

    I recently bought an asus gl553vd with a TN full hd panel. Its panel is Boe nt156fhm-n41. It's a mediocre panel and I had trouble using it. Can I change it with Boe nv156fhm-n43 ips full hd or any other better screen. Nv156 is used in a different model of gl553vd. Even though I wanted to buy the ips model I made a mistake and can't return the product now. The ips model is gl553vd es-71 while the other one is gl553vd dmt-030t.

    • Nick

      6/19/2017 11:50:40 AM |

      Hi there,

      We understand you. The stock BOE panel isn't great it uses TN technology. As there is no compatibility difference between TN and IPS panels, we always offer the IPS option as standard. If you look here you will see we are sending an IPS screen which is far superior to the stock BOE unit.

      However, I am out of MATTE at the moment and only have glossy.


  • Sabar Pakpahan

    6/22/2017 5:30:17 AM |


    I have HP Probook G2 430 13" display 1366 x 768 (part no 768206-001).
    Can I upgrade to full HD display?

    • Nick

      6/26/2017 10:42:33 AM |

      Too old this one I am afraid. It's almost impossible to find the stock HD panel now, these are well out of production. There is no FHD panel for this machine.

      Time for a new laptop and don't buy a touch screen!


  • Juan Andres Garcia

    6/24/2017 5:50:05 AM |


    I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 with a 1366x768 screen resolution. Can I upgrade it to a FHD Matte or FHD IPS display?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Samy Iskarous

    6/28/2017 1:30:46 PM |


    My laptop is HP Probook 4540s,
    can i upgrade it to full HD or IPS screen?

    thank you in advance :Smile

    • Nick

      6/28/2017 1:38:29 PM |

      Hi Samy

      We have these two screens that will fit, GLOSSY


      The only issue I see is that the Probook 4540s didn't come with a FULL HD option, or at least I haven't seen one. That means the cable connecting the screen to the motherboard (which we do not supply) might not support the upgrade.

      We accept returns with no restocking fee so you could try it, and return the panel if it doesn't work.

      Worst case scenario you lose postage costs both ways and a little time.

      Might be cheaper than trying to find out from HP in phone calls, time and stress - and in any case I am not sure you'd find anybody who knows anyway.

      Here is HP's parts information system

      Best of luck


  • Saad

    7/18/2017 4:09:25 PM |

    Hi Nick,
    I newly bought the HP probook 450 g4 laptop with 15.6 FHD screen, can I upgrade to screen to IPS?........ which one....?

  • Warner Bros

    7/18/2017 8:21:36 PM |

    Hi, I have a Toshiba C50-B-14Z with 1366x768 15.6" display. Can i upgrade this display to IPS? Can you recommend a panel?

    • Nick

      7/19/2017 10:49:23 AM |

      Hi There, the stock screen in this machine which you can see here is quite fat compared to newer panels and has a 40 pin not 30 pin connector as the newer panels have.

      There's nothing in circulation anymore that you could use I am afraid, this panel is too old to do anything with. The newer IPS screens have different connectors and are thinner with different mountings.

      Time for a new laptop, if you want help choosing a decent one give me a shout!


  • Prateik

    7/19/2017 4:00:32 PM |

    Hi Nick,

    I have an HP ENVY Notebook - 15-k101tx
    The screen on this is 1366 x 768 and it sucks!

    Can you please let me know whether I can:-
    1. Upgrade my screen to an IPS panel of the same resolution?
    2. Upgrade my screen to a higher resolution one?

    Can you please recommend the best panels for both options?
    Thanks in advance!!

    - Prateik

    • Nick

      7/19/2017 4:40:43 PM |

      Hi There Prateik.

      This kinda screen is getting old now, the old 40 Pin razor 15.6 screen so it's know as in the trade.

      LP156WF4 SLBx is a great IPS screen that *MIGHT* work if your LVDS screen cable supports 2 channel 1920x1080. I can't find these anymore tho, they are well out of manufacture and the compatible brands.

      You will see people on the shopping channel at google, all advertising that model. Including us, but we're sending a non-ips contemptible screen such as B156HTN02.0 ( ) and N156HGE-LG1 ( ) and N156HGE-LB1 ( )

      If the FHD screen doesn't work the cable will need changing and you'll need some help finding a replacement one, you can talk to (they are an HP reseller with loads of experience that could match a cable from another machine for you )

      Anyhow, that's that!


  • Prateik

    7/19/2017 8:48:07 PM |

    Thanks for the prompt response Nick!  Smile

    Is there any option if I just wanna upgrade to an IPS panel keeping the same resolution of 1366 x 768?

    • Nick

      7/20/2017 10:30:19 AM |

      I don’t know of any 1366x768 IPS panel you could use, we’ve never stocked one in that configuration anyhow, with the same fixings and size as your original.


  • Prateik

    7/20/2017 10:28:49 AM |

    Ok thanks for your help Nick!  

  • thomas

    8/2/2017 12:34:18 PM |

    Hey Nick,
    I have a samsung np-r540 which is pretty good. However the display leaves something to be desired. Contrast, Brightness are average(i like to use it outdoors), poor color rendition, and above all resolution is too small.(1360*768).
    Any Ideas If I can fit a better panel in any way?

    • Nick

      8/2/2017 12:46:48 PM |

      Hi There

      This machine has a budget screen from a decade ago, there's not really anything you can do with it.


      • thomas

        8/4/2017 4:24:51 PM |

        Thanks for your quick reply.
        I am looking to replace my laptop towards a 17 incher now.

  • nima

    8/4/2017 6:54:20 AM |

    can i replace my old screen LG Philips LP156WH4-TLN1  with a  new ips one?
    if yes please help me to find best ips model that fits with my laptop.

    • Nick

      8/4/2017 10:50:57 AM |

      Sorry this is a budget screen that's a decade old now.There is nothing you can do with it in regards to IPS. There is a FULL HD panel that will fit but that depends on your LVDS cable supporting 2 channels.

  • Aries

    8/7/2017 10:32:34 AM |

    Hi. I have a Lenovo Ideapad 100 14-IBY.It rocking an Intel 5200u processor with Intel HD 5500 IGP and Nvidia Geforce 920m 1GB. It has a 1366×768 TN panel. I'm not really satisfied with it so I went to search for compatible screens that have the same connector and are IPS. So far, I chose an 1920×1080 IPS panel for a Lenovo Ideapad 300. I wonder if the IPS panel is compatible with my laptop. If necessary, do I have to buy a new 2 channel cable or just use the old one. If my cable is only one channel, what would happen? Will there be no display or it will only display at 1366×768 resolution?

    • Nick

      8/10/2017 8:41:34 AM |


      This machine as far as I know never came with a full hd option so it is unlikely it sports a 2 lane edp cable. Upgrading may not work the new screen may display incorrectly or light up white. You can try if you wish to install this but I cannot tell you if it will work


  • Zaki

    8/9/2017 12:43:03 PM |

    hi,,, can any one help me ,,!
    can i replace my old screen of lenovo ideapad 500-15ISK Laptop  with a  new ips panal ?
    if yes ! please ... help me to find best ips model that fit with my laptop Smile .

  • Milos Djuric

    8/10/2017 12:11:59 AM |

    Hi, I was thinking about upgrading my HP Pavilion 15-n023sm to an IPS screen. I'm having trouble finding full specs for the screen, what I know is that it's a 1366x768 15.6" LED backlit with 40pin connector bottom right... the rest is unknown, especially the cable type... thanx for any info you might have!

    • Nick

      8/10/2017 8:24:13 AM |


      See my reply to Prateik above.

      Same applies to you


  • Danny

    8/16/2017 4:55:58 PM |

    I have the either the Asus Q552 or Q553 model (touch screen and it goes to 1920x1080) and it cracked so I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the resolution to 4k by buying the Q534UX touch screen model. I believe theyre both the same size because the laptop size but I dont know if the upgrade is possible.

    • Nick

      8/16/2017 5:59:28 PM |

      Hello Danny, thanks for getting in touch.

      The FULL HD screen for the Q552/553 has a 30 pin connector see here.

      Although the UHD screen for the Q534UX looks the same and will fit, it has a 40 pin connector.

      You'd need to change the cable as well. To be honest, that might be a challenge on this brand as they don't make their spares very available. You'll have to do some research.


  • Saeid

    9/17/2017 8:44:53 AM |

    I have the HP Probook 650 G1 15,6" 1366x768 TN and wonder if I can change it to FHD IPS? If so do I need change the eDP cable too? Its a eDP 30pin.
    There are FHD of the same laptop!

  • Nut

    9/29/2017 6:47:19 PM |

    Hi, i have x550dp-xx075d.An old display is broken. Can I upgrade it to FHD IPS?

    • Nick

      10/2/2017 10:14:23 AM |

      Hi there

      The FULL HD model can be found here

      It has a 30 pin connector, your machine has a 40 PIN connector cable, so you would need to replace the cable as well. Where you would find an ASUS cable, I have no idea.

      They tend to make it hard to find parts for their machines for some reason, probably they want you to buy a new laptop.

      Anyhow, I do have some 40 pin connector FULL HD screens but the quality isn't as good as the 30 pin one (they are not IPS either).

      For example you could straight swap the screen from the ASUS X550ZA as this has a 40 pin connector and the same fixings as yours.

      It may not work of course unless your current cable supports 2 channels or 2 lanes.


  • Nick

    10/2/2017 5:35:32 PM |

    I am about to purchase a Acer Predator 17 and was wondering if it's screen is upgradable. It is IPS already, but the major drawback is that the screen is only 60hz. I have been weighing options all week and have come to this laptop, because of it having the Gtx1070 and i7 7700hq, a DVD drive, 17", and has g-sync. I gather that the 1070 is not being fully utilized, due to the 60hz limitation. I just want to know that I am not stuck with this monitor for the laptop's life, as that may make me change my decision, as it doesn't have PCIE either. Let me know if this is possible please.

    • Nick

      10/2/2017 5:52:43 PM |

      Hello =)

      N173HHE G32, is GSync compatible but it has a 40 pin connector and the Acer Predator has a screen with a 30 pin connector. You'd have to upgrade the cable.

      1) I don't have any N173HHE G32 in stock, but there are some Chinese guys on ebay with them. As always with them, be very careful - check reviews and that the product really is that and not an alternate model they are sending.
      2) You need a new cable, no idea where to find one for Acer.

      I'd give up on that and buy a decent laptop =)


  • Angelo

    10/7/2017 2:58:46 PM |

    Hi, I just bought this notebook Acer Aspire A315-51-30LC but the only sore note and HD screen and resolution of 1366 x 768, I would like to change it with a full HD ips panel or with the best hd ips screen, you would know would you please kindly point me a good screen compatible with my notebook?

    • Nick

      10/9/2017 9:47:59 AM |

      You can try, but it depends if the eDP cable supports 2 lanes or not.

      Read the article above and the tons of other people i've explained the same thing to.

      Screen is here

      Best of luck!


      • Angelo

        10/10/2017 6:23:53 PM |

        Hello, very kind to the answer, I noticed that the version of my laptop also exists in full hd and how much I found around the internet seem to have the same connection cable. how many probabilities are the monitor running because there are 2 notebooks that differ only in the screen?

        • Nick

          10/11/2017 10:09:06 AM |

          Hello Angelo

          If your laptop comes in FULL HD as well, and you are sure you have the FULL HD cable, then the upgrade should work. If your cable isn't a FULL HD cable (2-lanes), the upgrade won't work until you change the cable.



  • michael

    10/16/2017 5:32:18 PM |

    hello, recently bought a lenovo ideapad 310-15ISK Laptop, Serial Number PF0KZFGG
    Machine Type Mode 80SM00P2GM, has a full hd screen, not sure if TN or not, but i am not happy with it at all. Basically brightness, shadows, colours always change while you move it. Its not awfull if you have it @90 degrees and watch from the sides, but moving the screen from 90 degrees messes up the picture. According to lenovo the screen is this, IN N156HGA-EBB FHDT G S NB. Can i upgrade to one with better consistant colours and brightness? IPS offcource

  • Akash

    10/17/2017 5:31:32 PM |

    Hey my laptop is Acer aspire 5 A515-51G  with i5 8200u it has a 720p TN panel but the other models of  the same specifications supports a full hd IPS panel, so what do you recommend whether or not go for an upgrade.

    • Nick

      10/18/2017 10:13:49 AM |

      Hi There

      Interesting one, as yes the laptop does come with HD 1366x768 and FULL HD 1920x1080, although Acer say it only has a 1920x1080 screen.

      Here is the FULL HD screen for it, in MATTE

      Obviously, you've read the blog article? And the other commnents, i've replied to above.

      It would depend if the cable you have fitted supports it, you'd have to try as there is no way to find out.


  • Saeed

    10/18/2017 7:22:33 PM |

    Hello, ive been looking for a long time if i can replace my hp 15ay102nj Tn panel to ips or not
    Please help me with my question and how to look for the ips panel for my laptop if there is one and thank you

  • Marco

    10/21/2017 11:21:49 AM |

    Hi, i have a hp pavilion 15-e021el with a cracked original panel LTN156AT24, is there any way to change it with something better? Thanks

    • Roberto Amaya

      12/27/2017 2:08:39 PM |

      Hi I have a Acer aspire E1 431 and would like to upgrade to fhd the  model number is B140XW01 v8.  There are  2k panels in 40 pin that might work any advice would be very much appreciated

      • Nick

        12/28/2017 10:24:43 AM |

        Hey there

        There is pretty much nothing you can do with this, it has an ancient (and very large) 40 PIN LVDS screen fitted. The very best you could try would be B140RW03, at just 1600x900 and still a crappy TN panel. The chances of it working are slim as you probably don't have a 2-lane LVDS cable in the machine. If you wanted to do something crazy for 2018, then you could pick this model up and give it a go. But you'd have to understand that it might not work and you'd have to send it back for refund.

        Happy new year! Time for a new laptop =)

  • Yuri

    11/21/2017 7:47:01 AM |

    Hello, I have Asus G53SX-BS71-CBIL with LP156 WH4 TLA1 screen. I know that this model was supplied with FULL HD screens as well. Any replacement options with FULL HD, better viewing angles, IPS?

    • Nick

      11/21/2017 10:37:16 AM |

      Hello there Yuri

      It's too old to take an IPS screen, but you could try FULL HD  but of course it depends if ASUS have fitted a 2-lane LVDS cable in your machine or not.


  • gordan

    11/27/2017 2:46:48 AM |

    Hi, I have a Hp Envy 15-j126tx with an 15.6" BrightView 1920X1080 FHD screen. Can I change it to a IPS screen?

    • Nick

      11/27/2017 11:14:25 AM |

      Hey there.

      This is probably way too old to replace. What you need is something like HP SPS Code 698960-001 which is  LG Display code lp156wf4 (sl)(b7). In fact you could use any LP156WF4-SLBx revision. I haven't had them for years now. Out of production. When you search for this part code all you find is people selling non IPS screens like we are. You could try a site like looking for a 2nd hand model. You might get lucky.

      But to be honest, it's probably time to buy yourself a Christmas present if you want an IPS screen. DO NOT BUY A TOUCH SCREEN LAPTOP. You'll never get parts for it if you break the display.

      Best of luck


  • Angelo

    12/3/2017 8:15:29 PM |

    Hi I recently bought an Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-39N0 with a TN screen with a resolution of 1366x768, I wanted to ask you if you could tell me the best display with 1366x768 IPS resolution, or if it would be possible to upgrade to Full HD resolution with technology IPS as the laptop is also sold in Full HD version, the display should be equipped with the 30pin, if you could also indicate the IPS compatible display in full hd version.

  • Angelo

    12/4/2017 4:08:04 AM |

    the screen in question is a 15.6 inch

  • thomas

    12/5/2017 5:44:35 PM |

    Hi Nick.  

    Can I upgrade my laptop screen to  IPS?
    My laptop  Dell D630 , 1440 x 900 (TN).

    Ragards .

    • Nick

      12/5/2017 5:53:23 PM |

      Hey there

      IPS screens didn't really exist in the era of this laptop. There is no option, I can't even find the original screens for it anymore, they are about 10 years or more out of production.

      Time for a Christmas present to yourself? If you want to buy a new machine give us a shout and we will tell you if it's got replacement LCD options. A non IPS could be also upgraded on some new models. Stay away from Touch Screens, when they break - you can't find the parts and the manufacturer definitely won't help out (as they do)

      Hope this helps


      • Thomas

        12/6/2017 2:17:54 PM |

        Thank you for the quick reply.
        One more question . Which of the ThinkPad Lenovo models ~~ 15.6 "choose to do a cheap ubgrade screen on Full HD IPS or 3K IPS (Lenovo T540p, W540, W541, W550)?
        Will not I have problems with the brightness adjustment buttons after replacing the matrix on the Full HD IPS because I write a lot about it on the Internet?

  • Angelo

    12/5/2017 6:12:30 PM |

    Hi, I have more information about the Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-39N0, which mounts a 15.6 1366x768 panel, controlling the screen it mounts a panel with INNOLUX N156BGA-EA2 code with 30 pin eDP (1 Lane) cable, if could you tell me which is the best ips compatible and available screen and if you can tell me a secure site where to buy the panel in question. Thank you

    • Nick

      12/6/2017 10:45:21 AM |

      Hi there, I have no 1366x768 IPS screen but we do have 1920x1080 FULL HD IPS screens. HOWEVER, they won't work with a 1-lane cable. You need a 2-lane cable for FHD. You could try but there may not be a 2-lane cable made for the machine.

      Good luck!

      • Nick

        12/6/2017 10:53:38 AM |

        Okay, I've had a quick check there is a FHD cable for the machine, see if you can find it at the link I sent you above then come back to me and I will let you know which screens you can put in there. We have MATTE or GLOSSY depending on your preference in IPS for this machine.

  • Adam McAuliffe

    12/5/2017 8:16:00 PM |

    Any options for upgrading samsung series 9 np900x4c screen to either a full hd or ips panel?

    • Nick

      12/6/2017 10:39:17 AM |

      Hello there

      Be very careful with this screen you already have. You won't find a replacement. It's a non-standard size 15.0 inches. The machine only took a specific revision of the screen which is totally unavailable now. There are no upgrade options due to the above. Be careful with the laptop!


  • Angelo

    12/6/2017 12:22:57 PM |

    I can not find the cable from the site you indicated, if you could help me I would be grateful

    • Nick

      12/6/2017 2:34:56 PM |

      Hi there

      You need to call them or email, you probably wont find it on their site.


      • Angelo

        12/7/2017 11:55:19 PM |

        hello nick, honestly I wanted to avoid replacing the cable because I do not have much practicality in disassembling, another solution to get a good screen at least trying to keep the resolution 1366x768 you can find it? the panel in question I could find it, but I'm not sure of the absolute compatibility
        I hope you can help me, thanks.

        • Angelo

          12/11/2017 9:42:45 AM |

          Up nick

  • Constantin

    12/10/2017 10:59:27 AM |

    I have a ASUS K551LB-XX226D (i7, geforce 740m, 8GB RAM) with HD display and I would like to change it to a FHD IPS. My model came also with a FHD look here:
    Can I do it? The laptop works great and the screen is ok, but I would like to change it.

    Thank you.

    • Nick

      12/11/2017 9:27:45 AM |

      hello there

      As I say in the blog article, and have repeated a few hundred times for every comment here Smile It depends if the cable in your laptop is 1 or 2 lanes. If ASUS have saved money by fitting 1 - lane cables to the 1366x768 models, the upgrade won't work. if they have used a 2 - lane cable then the upgrade will work.

      I don't know what's inside your machine =)


      • Constantin

        12/11/2017 2:27:22 PM |

        So the laptop support FHD by hardware/software? If it has 2 lane cables then the IPS FHD display it works. Can you give me the link in order to buy the right one after I check it inside the laptop.

        Sorry, but I am not an expert.
        Thanks again


        • Nick

          12/11/2017 6:03:11 PM |

          Hello there

          The hardware and software will support it, the cable needs to be 2 - lanes / 2 - channels or the upgrade won't work. 1366x768 HD screens use a 1 - lane cable, higher resolutions require 2 lanes.

          I can't see a 1920x1080 model of the laptop you have on sale anywhere, so it may not have the required cable. Who knows?

          FHD IPS MATTE

          FHD IPS GLOSS

          Give it a go, you can send the panels back for a refund if they don't work.


  • Constantin

    12/12/2017 10:58:39 AM |

    Thank you for all the information.

    I would like to tell that on the back of my laptop appear the K551l series as a Notebook PC and on the right under a bar code is the K551LB-XX226D. This you already know, but I want you to look at a screen for this laptop which is sold for replacement but as the same HD resolution . If you see all the pictures( zoom in), can you tell for sure the pin and position and cables, so I can buy the one of the FHD screens mentioned before.

    Thank you again.


  • Jeremy Coker

    12/17/2017 2:05:47 AM |

    Hi I have an Acer Aspire 7 715-71G whuch has FHD but uses a TN panel. Can you recommend a good quality IPS panel that would work as a straight swap?

  • Emma

    12/17/2017 9:08:16 AM |

    i have an asus s550cm with 1366x768 screen.. isit possible to upgrade to any 1920x1080 screen? i don't have much info on the part model, all i know the cable i have is a 40pin connector..

    • Nick

      12/18/2017 9:20:19 AM |

      Hi Emma

      The FULL HD version of the S550CM had a 30 pin cable connector. You would need a new cable to use the FULL HD screen.  (a 30 PIN eDP cable with 2-lanes)



  • Gaser Nadeem

    12/22/2017 5:24:15 AM |


      I have Lenovo G50-80 which is using LTN156AT37 which is 15.6 1366x768 HD 30 pin
    connector and trying to upgrade is since it is broken. Thinking of getting the 1920x1080 with the same 30 pin connector, but not sure if that would work fine or not.


    • Nick

      12/22/2017 10:19:07 AM |

      Hi Gaser

      I can't tell you if it will work, but here is the FHD screen

      It is IPS as well, so it's better than the Lenovo stock FULL HD screen.

      Have a nice Christmas


  • Catalin

    12/26/2017 6:07:37 PM |


    I have a Dell Inspiron 3537 with an 15.6 1366x768 resolution. Do you know if i can change the screen to a Full HD resolution?  If yes which is the model that I can try and what cable do i need for doing that.

    Thank you,

  • Davis

    1/6/2018 1:38:28 AM |

    Hi I have an Asus k550iu with a broken screen. Can the panel be upgraded during repairs

    • Nick

      1/8/2018 9:55:14 AM |

      Hey there

      I cannot find any K550IU model that came in FULL HD, so it's unlikely the machine has a 2 channel LVDS cable fitted.


  • taner

    1/24/2018 9:13:57 PM |

    I own the Asus FX502VE Laptop. The product uses 1080p FHD Tn panel. The scratched image and colors are awful.
    This is the panel model.ıcs-auo-b156htn03.8-15.6__60194.asp

    Can I replace it with the FHD ips panel on the link below?ılıps-lp156wf4-spb1-15.6-no-dıgıtızer__32589.asp

    lg ips mentioned above would replace the panel with mismatch?

    • Nick

      1/25/2018 10:31:11 AM |

      Hello there, yes you can do a straight swap for the IPS screen. LP156WF4 isn't made anymore so we would send a newer model of the same spec.

      Best wishes


  • George

    2/8/2018 9:49:26 PM |

    Hello Nick,

    I own a Sony Vaio SVE14A2M1EW and I was hoping I can upgrade the HD (14" 1366x768) screen to a Full HD screen.  Do you know if that's possible?

    Thank you!

    • Nick

      2/9/2018 12:22:54 PM |

      Hi there

      There isn't a FULL HD screen that will fit your machine, there is only HD+ 1600x900 / TN. However i think it's unlikely you have a 2 channel LVDS cable fitted.

      Also if this is a touch screen you can probably forget it, unless you are nimble with your fingers and a heat gun, so loosen the glue holding the digitizer to the old screen!


  • Danurai

    2/10/2018 12:10:00 PM |

    Useful stuff - I've just installed a FHD (TN) screen for an HP/Compaq 250 G5 into an HP/Compaq 250 G4. Confirmed in the HP Service guides that the screens were the same size, 30 pin connector in the same place and that both laptops had the same cable installed as default.

    • Nick

      2/12/2018 10:11:54 AM |

      Hey there Danurai

      Thanks for sharing that with all of us, useful info there for our readers Smile

      There is an IPS option for the HP 250-G5 here

      However, I have a question, the HP 250-G4 has a 40 pin cable and the HP 250-G5 is a 30 PIN cable, I guess you swapped the cables too ?


      • Danurai

        2/12/2018 10:39:05 AM |

        Hi Nick,

        Happy to share my experience. The HP 250 G4 has a 30 pin connector bottom right

        The cable is the same part No. as the 250 G5 according to the HP service manuals: #813943-001, so it was a straight screen swap.


        • nick

          2/12/2018 10:42:44 AM |

          Yes, of course you are absolutely right. I was thinking of the HP 250 G3 (being 40 pin)

          I think it is too early on Monday morning for me so I will go and stay next to the coffee machine until I am fully booted up!!

          Have a nice week =)


  • Minå Wilson

    2/15/2018 6:15:52 PM |

    Hello i have a HP 4330S that the screen broke on, any chance that there is any isp or fhd to replace it with?

    • Nick

      2/16/2018 1:49:33 PM |

      Hi Mina

      Double bad news, are you ready?

      1) The original screen is so old, we haven't been able to find them for a few years now. They are like 10 years old these panels. Last batch we had 2 yrs ago was 2nd hand with dead pixels and we had to pull them from sale.

      2) There was never a FULL HD version of the screen.

      The laptop is finished i'm afraid.


  • Nicolas

    2/16/2018 4:48:00 PM |

    Hi Nick,

    Thank you for answer everyone ! You making a good job.

    I have a Samsung LTN156AT37 L02 stock pannel inside my Lenovo G50-70 laptop. And someone tell my that it may not be a dual channel cable linked between the display and the mother board. So do you know a way to find it ?

    I would like to upgrade to a Full HD IPS. But I think I already know the answer... :-/

    • Nick

      2/16/2018 5:21:41 PM |

      Hey there

      You might be in luck, have a look here

      Looks like your laptop may already have a 2-lane cable. You can check this by inspecting the cable. Where it connects to the LCD screen, there will be a sticker close to the connector, it has the part code on it. I don't know what they mean but google may be your friend =)

      Once you confirm you are eligabe to upgrade you can use this screen in MATTE or this one in GLOSSY

      Good luck =)


      • Nico

        2/22/2018 10:43:25 AM |

        Hi Nick and everybody!

        For those who have a LENOVO G50-70 ou G50-50 or G50-30 I want to tell you that it is possible to upgrade your laptop screen to IPS FHD. It seems like those models have a native 2 channel lane eDP 30pins connector that can fit a full HD pannels.

        Thanks Nick for your help. I've don't change my screen yet but i'll do it thanks to your help.

        The links :

        • Nick

          2/22/2018 11:45:40 AM |

          Thank you very much for your contribution, it's very much appreciated.


  • Michael

    2/19/2018 10:41:48 AM |

    Hi Nick,
    i have a Lenovo B590 with a really bad 15.6 screen (Tn, 1366x768).
    Very probably i can't install a full HD because my pc supports only HD screens.

    Is there a good quality 1366x768 IPS screen to replace the original one?

    Thank you very much. Best regards

  • Carlos

    2/21/2018 8:05:35 PM |

    Hi, I have a MSI CX62 6QD, it comes with 1366x768 TN screen, it is possible for this model to upgrade to IPS 1080p screen?

    I have seen that all variations (1366 and 1080p) have 30 pin connectors and in the same possitions so I hope so, can you give me further information?

    Thanks a lot

  • josh

    3/19/2018 5:35:39 PM |

    I am trying to upgrade the panel on my helios 300 17.3 inch (PH317-51) to a 120hz monitor. The current panel in the helios is a N173HCE-E31 ( and the one I am looking at is a N173HCE-G32. (

    Both say 2 lane EDP, but the 120hz one does not specify 30 or 40 pin connection and is a fairly new model.

    My question is, will 2 lanes always be 30 pin? Where can I buy this panel from and are there any adaptors or connections needed to do so?

    • Nick

      3/20/2018 12:26:13 PM |

      Hello there

      I would give up on that if I were you =) Nobody is selling the panel you need

      Connector type and lanes are not connected in any way.

      1 Lane up to 1366x768
      2 lanes up to 1920x1080
      4 lines for UHD resolutions

      Signalling type is important, EDP or LVDS

      Connector sizes can vary from 30 to 40 PIN, even 50 PIN. Heck i've seen 39 pin and 34 pin screens!


  • Jim

    3/23/2018 7:51:20 PM |

    Hi I've just bought a Dell 5570 15.6 which is nice and fast with ssd and 8th gen processor but let down by screen. It's 1080p and anti glare but really full and washed out. Do you have a good IPS panel that would improve things?😁

    • Nick

      3/23/2018 8:16:44 PM |

      I sure do =)

      Enjoy !


      • Jim

        3/26/2018 12:50:29 PM |

        Thanks Nick. Would you recommend this one over the B156HAN01.1 or 1.2 you mention in the IPS post or are they the same thing?

        • Nick

          3/26/2018 12:58:00 PM |


          No they are not the same thing, the 1.2 has a better colour rendition and is quite sought after, which is why we can never find it!

          For this reason, we don't guarantee the exact part number you will receive when you order from us. Bear in mind, we have a quarter of a million part codes supported on our site.

          All suppliers of LCD and the laptop manufacturer also work by sending alternative parts, or using alternative parts where needed. Here is some info that explains it better than I can in blog post.


  • Tobias

    4/3/2018 2:18:15 PM |

    Hi there,

    I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad E580 (FHD IPS), but at the time had not realised the screens RGB colour gamut is terrible! And is virtually impossible to use for graphics and photo editing.

    You mentioned at the top of the page that this screen: B156HAN01 is compatible with 15.6" 30 pin screens. So my question is - is it compatible with this model and if it is will it be a superior upgrade with a wider/better colour range?


  • Tobias

    4/3/2018 3:05:33 PM |

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for getting back so quickly and for the link - very informative and I can imagine quite a minefield! I've read through the blog and it all makes sense.

    So knowing what I do now, what realistically are my options? The screen I currently have is this: LGD 15FHD IPS AG,narrow 250nit 01HY449 SBB0P98642. With Lenovo stating there are 4 alternatives.

    Do I just accept that the screen is poor and live with it or do I take a punt, order another screen and see if it is an improvement? As a professional in this field any advice would be hugely appreciated.

    Kind regards.

    • Nick

      4/3/2018 5:28:26 PM |

      Hey there

      Well, as you can see this is the kind of customer enquiry we would prefer to avoid!

      To be honest, if you aren't happy with an LG brand IPS screen, you probably won't be happy with whatever model we have in stock this week, which I think is LP156WF9 by LG, probably the same one you have there.

      Maybe you should just go out and get a top end laptop, Apple have pretty decent screens in their machines. You will find it hard to find replacements tho if you break it!


      • Nick

        4/3/2018 5:30:44 PM |

        Just one more thing, you can check the specs for the compatible screens lenovo list at

        Only problem is if you order one by specific part code you're likely to be sent an alternative, for reasons explained in the blog, so you'd have to contact suppliers to specifically ask what they are shipping.


  • Gabriel

    4/17/2018 2:39:26 PM |

    Hi, i just bought a lenovo ideeapad 320 -15ikb which came with a awful 720p screen. Can you please tell me if i can upgrade the screen to a full hd one? I found this one on your website:

    • Nick

      4/17/2018 3:29:47 PM |

      Hello there

      The answer to that is in the first paragraph of this blog article.


  • Anthony Lamerichs

    4/27/2018 9:01:47 AM |

    hi I hp ProBook 650 g1 with 1366/768 is it possible to put in a 1080p screen

  • Jason

    4/30/2018 7:01:00 AM |

    Hi. Do you know if there are any IPS panels that would fit Samsung NP550P7C-SO5UK? Thanks.

    • Nick

      5/14/2018 10:06:26 AM |

      Hi there,

      IPS no, the panel type is too old I am afraid. You could try FULL HD, whether it works or not depends on what I describe in this article, the first paragraph summarises it for you.


  • Nandan Sarkar

    5/12/2018 5:04:04 PM |

    Hi, it is a great article. I have the following question. I opened the screen panel to get the model number of the screen. It is LP156WHU TP B1. The laptop make and model is Lenovo Ideapad Z510. Currently my resolution is 768p and I would love to upgrade the inbuilt screen to 1080p. I have compared with the screen you mentioned in the article AUO B156HAN01.1, both are almost the same except for the resolution and AHVA. So I would like to know your opinion before placing the order. The laptop model Z510 did come with a 1080p variant. Thanks for the help.

  • Nandan Sarkar

    5/14/2018 8:07:07 AM |

    Hi, thanks for the great guide there.
    My laptop screen model is "LP156WHU TP B1". Can I replace the screen with ""B156HAN01.2". My laptop also came with a variant of 1080p screen "Lenovo Ideapad Z510". Waiting for your reply. Thanks

    • Nick

      5/14/2018 10:04:40 AM |

      Hello there

      Whilst I can certainly supply you a screen compatible with B156HAN01.1 in glossy or matte finish, whether it works or not depends on the problems I describe in this blog article. The first paragraph summarises it all for you.


  • murat

    5/21/2018 8:37:34 PM |

    my screen 1366*1768 and (acer f5 573g 53wn)
    screen model :B156XTN07.0   H/W : 2A      (with 30 pin right)
    cable: ZAA LCD DDOZAALC002 REV:3A (I don't know 2 line or 1line)
    can I change replace IPS hd or fullhd
    can you say or suggest  IPS model,

  • Muaz

    5/29/2018 10:45:43 AM |

    I have Dell Inspiron 14 7447 with 14 inch screen (Tn, 1366x768). Is it possible to upgrade to FHD IPS for this type of laptop.Your feedback is highly appreciate.Thank you.

    • Nick

      5/29/2018 11:30:15 AM |

      Hi there, this is the FHD IPS screen for your model of laptop

      It will only work if your current eDP screen cable has 2 lanes.


      • Muaz

        5/29/2018 12:54:46 PM |


        First of all thank you for  fast response,fyi my current display is

        So do you think I manage to use the one that u mension to me just now.sorry for the haywire.thank you.

        • Nick

          5/29/2018 12:56:32 PM |

          If your cable has 2 lanes. if it has 1 lane (or channel) the upgrade will fail.


  • Cameron Anderson

    6/2/2018 5:15:27 AM |

    Greetings from New Zealand,

    I suspect I am in for trial and error with this one...

    The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51Z7, do you have any recommendations for an IPS display, and where to source the appropriate cable if required? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    • Nick

      6/4/2018 11:04:10 AM |

      Hey Cameron

      You can pick up a FULL HD IPS screen here

      As for the cable, that is going to be tricky on an Acer as this company don't sell spares; Lenovo is the brand if you want cheap easy spares.

      Anyhow you could try speaking to EET Europarts, google them =)


  • GabeRam

    6/6/2018 1:53:31 AM |

    I have an HP Probook 4540s with the default 1366x768 screen. I’m trying to squeeze every bit of performance out of it while spending the least amount of money. (Although i will spend up to $150 on the new lcd) Is there a IPS upgrade for my pc?

    • Nick

      6/6/2018 10:03:58 AM |

      Hello there

      Well firstly an IPS screen will hinder performance, it will use more resources of the machine. Lastly, unfortunately your laptop is too old, there is no IPS model available for it. The screen in there is a 10 year or more old LVDS panel, the IPS screens have 30 PIN EDP ports and are much thinner with different fixings, so would not even fit in the lid of this machine.


  • Krki00

    6/7/2018 9:44:30 AM |

    Hi, I just stumbled upon this article, and I am wondering if I could upgrade my laptop screen to IPS. The laptop in question is a HP 250 G6 and it has a 30pin 15.6inch fullHD TN panel. The viewing angles are abysmal, and color accuracy for photo editing is awful too.

  • Max

    6/9/2018 11:05:37 PM |

    Hi Nick, I have a HP Pavilion 15-cb045wm laptop that came with a poor quality 1920x1080 screen (low colour accuracy and 45% gamut).
    I was wondering if you have a replacement IPS, 300 nit bright, wide colour gamut FHD screen for sale. Also, would I need to purchase the required cable or the one already in the laptop will work for the new screen?
    I read somewhere that AUO B156HAN04.2 is a good screen, would it work?

    Thank you Sir.

    • Nick

      6/11/2018 10:48:15 AM |

      Hello there.

      IPS has nothing to do with Gamut or brightness. We do actually sell an IPS screen on our site, I believe we usually ship (but don't guarantee this) N156HCE. You can pick it up here, it will be a good upgrade to the standard screen you have in terms of viewing angles and picture quality but the refresh rate is slower so if you are a gamer you may want to stick with the faster TN panel.

      Good luck !


  • George

    6/17/2018 5:32:19 PM |

    Hi Nick,

    Brilliant article!

    I've got a Novatech Elite N1535 which I belive only ever shipped with a 1366x768 panel so I don't think I'm looking for a resolution upgrade, however the panel in the laptop is pretty... disgusting, for lack of any better words.

    Is there an IPS panel compatible with the laptop? I tried doing some google-fu and quickly discovered that I know literally nothing about LCD panels in the process.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Nick

      6/18/2018 12:09:04 PM |

      Hello George

      Sorry to hear you aren't happy with your laptop. Well I don't know any HD 1366x768 IPS models I could recommend unfortunately, we've never stocked on in this configuration. The IPS panels I have that would fit are 1920x1080 FHD. Now the Novatech is a Clevo laptop, and these come fitted with various screens depending on who is branding it and selling it. Schenker, Clevo, Novatech, nSpire etc etc, so there is a good chance it already has a 2 lane / channel cable fitted to it. I can't be sure tho.

      You could try these and return them if they don't work:


  • Georgios I Stathopoulos

    6/19/2018 8:08:59 AM |

    I have an HP zbook 17 G1. I have a 1080 IPS panel. Is it possible to upgrade to a 4k Dreamcolor 10bit panel? Or an equivalent 10bit panel. The gpu is a Quadro K3100m which supports 10bit  processing.

  • Yatharth Kaul Moza

    6/19/2018 11:41:11 AM |

    I currently have an Asus FX553VD. I do not remember the exact specs but, it's the model without the optical drive. It also happens to have the most terrible TN panel that I have ever seen. Would it be possible to swap the 1080p TN with a 1080p IPS? Suggestions are welcome.

    • Nick

      6/19/2018 11:46:39 AM |

      Hello there

      Do you currently have a FULL HD / TN panel? If so you can swap it for this

      Otherwise if your current panel is HD 1366x768 you may also need a new cable.


  • Andrey

    6/20/2018 8:14:09 AM |

    Dear Nick, I have an ASUS N56JR-S4044H which has FHD (40 pin) but uses a TN panel. Can you recommend me IPS FHD panel for this model?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Andrey123

    6/20/2018 8:43:28 AM |

    Dear Nick, I have an ASUS N56JR-S4044H which has FHD (40 pin) but uses a TN panel. Can you recommend me FHD IPS panel for this model?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Kritou

    6/30/2018 3:00:08 AM |

    can i upgrade my Dell Vostro 5470 non touchscreen tn panel to IPS panel, i dont mind with 1366x768 resolution, but if i can get 1080p i think its good too.

    • Nick

      7/2/2018 9:55:01 AM |


      I am afraid this machine is too old, there is neither an IPS screen, nor a FULL HD screen you can use in this computer.


  • kobo

    7/18/2018 7:51:01 AM |

    Hye Nick,  I have an ASUS N53s which using LP156WH2-TLEA (LGD0250) panel. Can you recommend me FHD IPS panel for this model?

    Thanks in advance.

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