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MSI GT75 : Retrofitting a 18.4" 4K display


Rengsey R. H. Jr.
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I was able to buy a GT75 for $750 with i7-8850H , 32GB Ram , 500 m.2 and GTX 1080. 

 

During shipment ( USPS ) the laptop suffer major damaged to the LCD,mid frame and palm rest .. the rest was minor. The important thing was , the motherboard was not damaged. So me and the seller worked out a deal and both party was happy. The seller decided to do a partial refund of $300 , and I was satisfied. So in the the purchased end up being $450. 

 

And since I had spare parts of the GT75 laying around, I am deciding to rebuild it. I also have a 18.4 4K LCD that I have been holding on to for quit a while. I will use the 18.4 LCD instead of a 17". So I hope it comes out fine. 

 

 

I will start on this build today and I'll post some pictures when I get off work. 

 

Edited 07/24/22 :

Installed the LCD using the same MSI 40 pin cable and mounting the LCD in the Alienware 18 housing. Next step ? 

 

 

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ditto!

 

dude, thats quite the untertaking, looking forward!

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So far so good. The screen is working fine, and it is looking fabulous. I used an Alienware 18 LCD housing to mount the 18.4 4K lcd. I had to trim off the bottom to shrink down the size. I might have to trim the top also. I am thinking of getting aluminum L angle and border the LCD once I trim off the top. 

 

What do you guys think, and do any of you have any suggestions?

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33 minutes ago, Rengsey R. H. Jr. said:

So far so good. The screen is working fine, and it is looking fabulous. I used an Alienware 18 LCD housing to mount the 18.4 4K lcd. I had to trim off the bottom to shrink down the size. I might have to trim the top also. I am thinking of getting aluminum L angle and border the LCD once I trim off the top. 

 

What do you guys think, and do any of you have any suggestions?

wait what? i hope ure referring to the housing @trimmed 😅 and not the lcd panel hahaha

watch out not to overtighten the housing around the panel, might cause bleeding issues from the backlight.

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On 7/24/2022 at 4:30 PM, Rengsey R. H. Jr. said:

So far so good. The screen is working fine, and it is looking fabulous. I used an Alienware 18 LCD housing to mount the 18.4 4K lcd. I had to trim off the bottom to shrink down the size. I might have to trim the top also. I am thinking of getting aluminum L angle and border the LCD once I trim off the top. 

 

What do you guys think, and do any of you have any suggestions?

waiting for more photos of the process !!!🤤

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Love to see it, my thinkpad x230 was converted from 12.5" 16:9 to 13.3" 16:10 qhd in a similar fashion. Got the built top case (modified bezel and display installed) from X230 (X330) – XY Tech. Are you planning on modifying the bezel?

 

I guess you could alternatively fabricate a new bezel with 3d printing?

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