I finally got the picture and screenshots I took during flashing, and wrote some simple instructions.
Picture of the flashing interface borrowed from Troels connected to an old laptop (horrible picture quality): http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5509/img0055fct.jpg
I don't know if this is the best way to do this, I downloaded some hexfile for an IBM-flashed panel and modified the resolution. As my panel was broken I just booted the laptop to see if it worked, and I saw the startup logo in fullscreen, and later the login screen, also in full resolution. I don't know if other resolutions work, or if there are any other problems.
Anyway, I wrote some simple instructions that should make the flashing very easy for anyone:
If you've never replaced an LCD before I recommend watching the video at http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/io ... index.html
Just select FRU Removals/Replacements>LCD
1. Download PonyProg v2.07c
and the modified hex-file
(or Phoenix EDID Designer 1.3
if you want to edit something yourself).
2. Connect the interface to the panel and computer, make sure the port is activated in the BIOS etc.
3. Start PonyProg, setup and test the connection
4. Click "Read Device" to make sure you can read from the panel
5. If you want to modify something using Phoenix EDID Designer, or just want to have a backup (recommended) then save the file, edit it and then reopen it. Otherwise, just open the downloaded file.
6. Click "Write Device" to write to the panel, wait a few seconds and make sure you get a "Write successful" message.
7. Connect the panel to your laptop and reboot.
I bought a QXGA panel and thought maybe I would get lucky as it says IDTECH/IBM on the back of the display. I installed it hoping it would work out of the box. No such luck. I ended up with a blank screen so it looks like I will need a cable and the programing circuit. Does anyone have one they would like to sell or rent? I would only need it for a couple of days at the most.
My panel had that text as well but still needed to be flashed.
As far as parts replacement you just need the QXGA panel. You can reuse the inverter card and existing LCD cable. For programming you need...
I noticed there are two versions of inverter cards available for the T60, one for XGA and another for SXGA+/UXGA. I don't know about any difference and they look identical, but as Troels had the SXGA+/UXGA inverter working with his QXGA panel I ordered one as they were cheap anyway.