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Can i replace my Gateway laptop tft screen with a new lcd screen?

Can i replace my Gateway MX3311b laptop's screen with a new lcd wxga screen? I used to get 1200x800 on my screen, would the new screen work on my laptop with same specs?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-GATEWAY-MX3311B-14-1-WXGA-GLOSSY-LCD-SCREEN_W0QQitemZ280359028222QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_LaptopAccess_RL?hash=item4146b345fe&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

the gateway screen information is below
http://support.gateway.com/s//Mobile/Q106/Bishop/1013898Rcl2.shtml

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The screen resolution is a combo of:

  1. the screen's capability
  2. the video card's capability
  3. the driver's settings
If the above screen is made for this laptop (as it appears to be), then the settings you had should still be there.

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joecoolvette

[Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce light by itself,
(Click on the monitor icon,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/ )

It needs an additional light source. A Backlight is the additional light source.
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LED stands for Light Emitting Diode

CCFL stands for Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

Observe the last 8 photos especially. This article shows you that the LCD screen is an assembly. It is composed of layers. Just like the 3M company's tutorial. Also shows general instructions for replacing a Backlight.

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