Replace Display With Aftermarket

Has anyone attempted to buy an aftermarket display and swap it in for the stock one?
I was wondering what connector is used exactly, if I can figure that out and the exact display size it may be possible to swap in a higher definition panel of the same dimensions and connector.

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This guy swapped in a matte screen from AliExpress. Based on the AliExpress listing it uses an eDP 40-pin connector.

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@hieros Very nice, And it looks like he got a higher resolution display too.

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@good4y0u Still shows max res 2256x1504, but night and day glare reduction. I had a “paper” screen protector on my tablet (and have tried other “matte” sheets) but have always found they didnt work as well as the (I assume) fully bonded ones.

I have a smidge of backlight bleed in the bottom right corner but only when the whole display is black (And no dead pixels shipping from china to Canada)

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On the AliExpress listing, it says “NE135FBM-N41 or compatible model”. What’s the exact model you were shipped with?

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@Davy_Bell do you have an image of how this turned out? I’d love to see it. There is a decent chance I go down this road if I order at this point. I’m hesitant because I really want a nice display and a 15" model.

I was shipped the NE135FBM-N41 v8.1

@good4y0u If you look at the posts above I did take some pics. I haven’t had time to do a comparison. I love the matte screen though and its my daily driver laptop with it.

Thank you! Is it pixel perfect? No dead / stuck pixels?

Mine is. It’s packed insanely well and I paid more for the fedex option FYI.

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