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Buyers Guide

Buying a replacement laptop screen could be difficult if you have not purchased before. Laptop manufacturers are using a variety of screen panels when assembling a same model of laptop. Therefore, your laptop model could be available more than one type of screens. In order for the screen to work correctly, the replacement screen must have same backlight type, data connector and resolution as faulty screen. However, to insure that you are purchasing the correct replacement screen, we've created a buyer's guide to help you through the process so you can quickly select the type of screen that will work for your laptop. But, if you have any doubts, feel free to contact us and we'll help you in every way possible.

The terms LCD and LED are the two different types of screens that laptops can use. This is important information to know because one type will not work on a laptop that requires the other. For those needed LCD model, there are two types of backlights 1-CFFL and 2-CCFL. LED screens are the most common, especially in new laptops and they are available in several different types in terms of resolution, data/video connectors and the type of fittings needed depending on the laptop you own.

If you have never purchased a laptop replacement screen before, then you'll need to know a little information about your existing faulty screen before you buy replacement. The most important information is the manufacturer's code and the screen size. Fortunately, the information for both can be found in one place, on the back of the screen itself.

If you have removed your old screen, simply turn it around and look for the manufacturer's code that is written on the back. This is the information you need to help you search for the correct screen. For example let's say that the code you find on the back of your laptop screen is LTN156AT01.

This translates into having a Samsung 15.6 inch LCD screen. The "LTN" is the code for Samsung and the "156" is the code for the screen size of 15.6 inches. You'll often see this code next to or above the UPS bar code for the screen.

Here are some examples of different manufacturers screen part numbers.

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