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Thinkpad LCD cables.

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:35 pm

Some of the TP cables used a flat flex type and others used a round cable through a "gutter". What were the advantages and disadvantages of each and why did IBM & Lenovo use both types seemingly randomly.

W700 vs W701(top and bottom respectively)
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Re: Thinkpad LCD cables.

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:55 pm

Attention to detail, much... I never noticed that difference between the W700 and W701.

Some models like T30 and A31p use a flat flex type and a gutter.

And all models post T400s send the LCD cable through the hinge.

The benefit of sending wrapped cables through the hinge/gutter is that they are cheaper than ribbon cables, which I'd assume because the R61 and R500 used gutters instead of ribbon cables.
lenovo T61 T7500, SXGA+, 8GB
lenovo T410s i5 520m, WXGA+, 4GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m, FHD, 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700, WUXGA, 8GB
lenovo T520 i7 2760QM, FHD, 8GB

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