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Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#1 Post by an7h » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Hey guys, first time poster here, and I could use a bit of help from more experienced people.

I bought a 15" T60 ThinkPad recently with an IPS screen. Unfortunately it looks like the screen is dying. First of all there's a slight orange tint that is especially noticalbe on a white background. The screen is a little dim as well. I've been thinking of getting a TFT screen, but someone told me that it isn't possilbe to use one if originally the laptop came with an IPS screen. That doesn't really make sense considering all T60 models (from what I understand) should use the same BIOS that should recognize either an IPS or TFT. The way I understand it, as long as the model is compatable, it will 100 percent work and will be mountable. Can someone please give advice what to do? I really like the T60 keyboard, and the classic look just makes me cream my pants ;~) . I really woudn't want to get another one considering this laptop is in perfect condition otherwise. Sorry if a quesiton like this was answered somewhere on this forum already. I looked around, but didn't find the info I'm looking for, and I don't have too much time to read everything.

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:10 pm

1) NOS IPS panels can be found online easily. I believe there are also really nice TN panels from Sharp(Dell c800 series) that should also be good.

2) There shouldn't be an issue, you likely got confused from the T4x which has LCD cable based resolution detection.

3) I wouldn't recommend getting *THAT* attached to the classic look of your T60 :D .
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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#3 Post by an7h » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm

@Thinkpad4by3
Hey there, thanks for the quick response. Yeah, I really do like this one. The keyboard is perfectg. When I type it feels like I'm writing with my mind by just touching the thing.

Anyway, I'm aware that IPS screens for this model is "near impossible" to get at this point. That is not a big deal, really. I'm happy enough with a TN screen or something similar. What I don't understnad is what model should I look for as a replacement since my current one is definately dying. Can someone please give some 15" screen model recomendations?

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm

an7h wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm
@Thinkpad4by3
Hey there, thanks for the quick response. Yeah, I really do like this one. The keyboard is perfectg. When I type it feels like I'm writing with my mind by just touching the thing.

Anyway, I'm aware that IPS screens for this model is "near impossible" to get at this point. That is not a big deal, really. I'm happy enough with a TN screen or something similar. What I don't understnad is what model should I look for as a replacement since my current one is definately dying. Can someone please give some 15" screen model recomendations?
I'm not sure where you got the near impossible idea? A quick eBay search shows plenty of NOS IPS displays that are exact replacements.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HV150UX1-100-C ... 3844474303?
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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#5 Post by an7h » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:52 pm

@Thinkpad4by3
Sorry, let me clarify. In my country it is near impossible. :cry:

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:57 pm

an7h wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:52 pm
@Thinkpad4by3
Sorry, let me clarify. In my country it is near impossible. :cry:
Please add your location to your profile so that we can further help you.
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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#7 Post by an7h » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 pm

@Thinkpad4by3
Done. I thought that setting the country during registration was enough.

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#8 Post by unixed » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm
I'm not sure where you got the near impossible idea? A quick eBay search shows plenty of NOS IPS displays that are exact replacements.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HV150UX1-100-C ... 3844474303?
A very quick search indeed, you'll get a compatible screen not the flexview if you buy what you recommend.
(3)Please note that part numbers given in auction titles are there to help you find a compatible screen for your current part number. It is not guaranteed that you will receive the same part number as that given in the auction title. You will receive a 100% compatible item of equal or better quality than the original part number. Some part numbers are now no longer available. In addition, the pictures shown on the auction listing are illustrative examples only to show the position of the data connector and the fixing points.
an7h wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 pm
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Have a look at this page, you can use the 15.0" panels for the T60, T60p, R60 and R50p. You can use IPS/FFS or TN screens interchangeably.

There are other TN screens you can use, depending on the pinout and EDID, but those above are safe choices.

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#9 Post by an7h » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 am

@unixed
Really the whole reason why I even made a thread is because I've been told that only an IPS would be compatable. Of course that doesn't really make sense, but I wanted to make sure that I won't waste my time. I've seen that webpage, but I wasn't aware that I could use a screen from a different model. Good to know that there's a wide range of options. Thank you for the information. :)

I suppose more comments are welcome if someone has anything to add. :wink:

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#10 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:39 am

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#11 Post by an7h » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:35 am

@RealBlackStuff
That is the ideal option it seems. :thumbs-UP:

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Re: Orange tint with IPS screen (a little dim as well)

#12 Post by wujstefan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:20 pm

Or drop me a line. Shipping to UA would be cheap, and I think I still have some panels left.
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