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2017/03/04 14:05:41 (permalink)
Can you remove the matte coating on the evga sc17 with a hair dryer? I really like the laptop but absolutely hate matte coatings.
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    pcmaster00
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/04 17:10:25 (permalink)
    You can, but it would void your warranty more than likely.

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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/04 17:13:59 (permalink)
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    You can, but it would void your warranty more than likely.


    Hello silverwolf0,
     
    As much as I can respect your distaste for matte coatings, unfortunately I can confirm altering the unit in this way would void the warranty.
     
    I can't discuss the feasibility of this mod (obviously) but I thought I would let you know that this is the case. Good luck 
     
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/05 20:55:32 (permalink)
    Yes I am aware of the warranty voiding aspect of it. I just really want to know if it is possible since I don't know if the matte coating is baked into the LCD itself or just a film that was added on top that can be removed. I know the lenovo y700 laptop as well as some laptops and many monitors in the past you could just remove the coating that way.
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/05 21:13:26 (permalink)
     
    silverwolf0
    Yes I am aware of the warranty voiding aspect of it. I just really want to know if it is possible since I don't know if the matte coating is baked into the LCD itself or just a film that was added on top that can be removed. I know the lenovo y700 laptop as well as some laptops and many monitors in the past you could just remove the coating that way.



    No one associated with Evga can answer that for obvious reasons. Staff, Mods, etc. (Just wanted to post this)

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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/05 22:48:17 (permalink)
    Wut??? But... But.... *sad face*
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/27 10:01:14 (permalink)
    Unless you are well off why would you want to do something like this? It could turn out very expensive if the LCD develops a fault or any other component for that matter. I'd recommend getting an external monitor instead if your that bothered.
     
     
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/03/27 15:54:51 (permalink)
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    Yes I am aware of the warranty voiding aspect of it. I just really want to know if it is possible since I don't know if the matte coating is baked into the LCD itself or just a film that was added on top that can be removed. I know the lenovo y700 laptop as well as some laptops and many monitors in the past you could just remove the coating that way.

    Probably cheaper to just buy a glossy screen online and replace it yourself, I did that on a laptop about 5 years ago (but replacing glossy with matte as it happens lol) and it was under $50 with shipping for a fairly decent replacement screen (although it was an 11.6" screen). That way if you have warranty issues, you could just pop the old one back in.. ;)
     
    Just a personal opinion - because of reflections, a glossy screen is horrible in outside or well-lit settings, which is often where you might be using a laptop, so might want to reconsider that choice to go from matte to glossy.. or as AsimY suggested, just buy an external monitor for home use.
     
     
     
    post edited by Nereus - 2017/03/27 16:02:53


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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/04/11 09:38:36 (permalink)
    Why would you do that?  So much people complain about glossy monitors and displays, because they reflect the light, which can be pretty annoying and you want to remove the matte coating?
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/05/12 09:11:37 (permalink)
    the matte coating really reduces the sharpness of the screen.  Any solution, willing to take the risk 
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/05/14 12:05:20 (permalink)
    like the others have said you can, but warranty will be voided
     
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/05/15 12:53:46 (permalink)
    The  overlying edge-to-edge matte glass panel is really thick and is  causing  some graininess on the overall image. I guess the whole front
    glass panel needs to be replaced or is it just a film.  Am  I missing something here?  In any case how can this be done, this not a dell or hp laptop  where you can find information online to do it.
     
     
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/05/18 06:02:38 (permalink)
    Once someone does it and documents it, there will be information online. Until then, you could be the person who voids their warranty, makes a mistake and breaks their screen, but provides all the information online necessary for other people to follow. Either be the leader or patiently follow; there is no need to bump this thread in the meantime.
    post edited by ty_ger07 - 2017/05/18 06:05:22
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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/05/31 14:16:00 (permalink)
    I would not risk voiding EVGA's awesome warranty

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    Re: Removing matte coating on evga sc17? 2017/06/15 18:34:52 (permalink)
    having been in a similar situation as the OP, and having researched this particular issue on a number of occasions, the conclusion I reached was simply replacing/swapping out the default panel(s) (having done just that on a few different laptops). I too truly dislike the whole 'matte' or 'anti-reflective' trend ....and the justifications why it is even needed. Truly unfortunate that this 'matte' trend has all but completely stopped many laptop manufacturers from offering a 'glossy' option, as ...for those of us who don't even use a laptop outside and/or don't mind adjusting the viewing angle etc, a glossy panel offers more brilliant vivid colors, contrast and sharpness. I have found that, once you find out the proper options for a replacement panel (for your specific laptop model), swapping out is fairly simple (popping off the bezel, plugging in a small 30 or 40 pin plug connector) ...and the replacement glossy panel offerings are easily available on ebay and amazon at a fairly cheap price.
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