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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone,

 

I use Acer XF250Q monitor and recently i found out that Acer made a new version of this monitor, XF252Q. Upon doing some research, i found out that this monitor pretty much has the same parameters as the previous version, but with better response time and somehow better colors etc. even though it's still a TN panel. Now, as i already have an old version of the monitor, i was thinking if it's possible to find the model of the new panel and simply switch XF250Q panel with the XF252Q one.

 

Does anybody have experience in these kinds of mods?

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Probably not at all worth it.


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I mean it would probably be a lot of work and be kind of risky to swap, if there isn't a really drastic improvement in any of the specs then I wouldn't risk it


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Probably not at all worth it.

 

1 minute ago, thedangerine said:

I mean it would probably be a lot of work and be kind of risky to swap, if there isn't a really drastic improvement in any of the specs then I wouldn't risk it

To be honest, when i first got Acer XF250Q, i had a black dot (not a dead pixel, looks like a smudge/bug) on the upper right corner and semi-dead pixel near center, which shows up only on blue and kinda on purple. Also, when i was doing a research on monitors, i found out that the flickering line underneath the monitor, which appears when you're using an overdrive is a defect. Due to distance and high shipping price. I couldn't send it for RMA when i had time, but at least Amazon returned me some money for the inconvenience.

So the main reason for swap is mostly, because i want to get rid of these little inconveniences and also not spend money on a new monitor.

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5 minutes ago, Crave said:

So the main reason for swap is mostly, because i want to get rid of these little inconveniences and also not spend money on a new monitor.

Not worth it to upgrade the panel. If you want the new monitor, sell your current one and use that money to buy a new one.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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1 minute ago, zeusthemoose said:

Not worth it to upgrade the panel. If you want the new monitor, sell your current one and use that money to buy a new one.

I like this idea mainly because it has very little to no risk involved and the odds of getting another monitor with defects is pretty low depending on the brand. I guess it comes down to the price of the replacement panel + the time and effort (and risk) associated with doing the swap vs. the time, effort, and cost of selling your current one as is. I feel like unless the difference is very large you might as well go for a new one


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Not worth it to upgrade the panel. If you want the new monitor, sell your current one and use that money to buy a new one.

 

4 minutes ago, thedangerine said:

I like this idea mainly because it has very little to no risk involved and the odds of getting another monitor with defects is pretty low depending on the brand. I guess it comes down to the price of the replacement panel + the time and effort (and risk) associated with doing the swap vs. the time, effort, and cost of selling your current one as is. I feel like unless the difference is very large you might as well go for a new one

I see, thanks for the help. i'll probably either sell it after i purchase a new 240 HZ monitor (hopefully without any defects) or just continue using it and wait till it completely dies, so i can replace it.

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