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T61 Panel upgrades (1280x800 to 1440x900)

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T61 Panel upgrades (1280x800 to 1440x900)

#1 Post by Khavvie » Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 am

I have this T61 which is in good shape (although it needs a new battery and an 8GB RAM upgrade...) but the panel I'm not so fond of and was wondering if anyone has done any upgrade from the CCFL panel to a LED 1440x900, or CCFL 1440x900 yet a bit brighter? I'd appreciate any advice about it!
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Re: T61 Panel upgrades (1280x800 to 1440x900)

#2 Post by Screamer » Sat May 18, 2019 3:41 am

This is a 14.1" widescreen T61 that you are referring to, right?

I believe that I had swapped my old 14.1" widescreen R61's 1280x800 CCFL panel for a 1440x900 CCFL panel, and I also found out in the process that the newer LED panels do not fit on the T61/R61's motherboard (had a spare for comparison). If I am not wrong, this is due to the LED panels' 40-pin connector, which is incompatible with the T61/R61's motherboard connector that only has 30 pins.

The 1440x900 CCFL panel that I used, was an LG Philips LP141WP1-TLB7. I would say that the quality of that display panel was decent, but it was great for some people that had seen it in action.

If you seriously prefer LED panels, and you do not care about the effort that is needed to get one working in your T61, you could give xiphmont's guide a try. I believe that he also provides kits to get an LED panel to work in your T61.

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Re: T61 Panel upgrades (1280x800 to 1440x900)

#3 Post by Khavvie » Sun May 19, 2019 10:32 am

The 14.1in widescreen I'm referring to, yes. I'm going to hunt for that particular panel then, as long as the resolution's pretty nice and the display is nice too then I'm not fussed with CCFL.
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