Since 1366 x 768 just doesn’t cut it anymore, a screen upgrade is in order. Check out this video that shows how the Lenovo Y460 can be upgraded to a 1600 x 900 resolution display.
Hope you enjoy. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or hop onto the hardware forum and make a specific question pertaining to other laptop screens.
The screen upgrade in the video:
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The hardest part is choosing the right screen. Our research lead us to discover there are two types of laptop screens. One known as panel and the other is known as slim. The slim variant is shown in this video. The slim variant is thinner than the panel version and it typically has mounting screw holes on the top and bottom of the screen as seen in the video.
Again, there are different screens for different laptop. We had to take apart the laptop (as shown in the video) to determine the model and specifications of the screen before ordering a display. This was done in order to determine the a suitable replacement with a higher resolution. So, yes, determining the screen you need to get is a very involving process. This is why this video is specifically for the Lenovo Y460 and not any other laptop.
Also, you need to check the data pin connector. The Y460 has a 40pin, and we believe the Y470 has a 30pin. So, again this is another reason why this video is just for the Y460. We may do a Y470 video in the future and recommend a screen for that particular model.
Disclaimer: If you decided to upgrade your screen you perform the activities discussed here, on our website, and in the video at your own risk. We will not be held responsible if anything goes wrong. In addition, this process may void your laptop warranty with Lenovo.
Theoretically, the procedure we used can pertain to any laptop, but it takes time and research to obtain the necessary information to narrow down a suitable screen with a higher resolution.