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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.
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