a21p screen on t43

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a21p screen on t43

#1 Post by ggiglio » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 am

My very first thinkpad was an A21p which sported a fantastic 1600x1200 screen that I still regret.
I was just wondering if I can install it on a 15" T43 (currently with a 1400x1050 panel).
Has anyone ever experienced such a mod ? And what about critical points (connectors, cables, video ram etc.).
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:25 am

If you still have the A21p, get the model # of the screen from the label at the back of the panel, then search for its datasheet.
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:42 am

As long as the T43/T43p has an ATI-GPU, the 15" UXGA will work, if you also find the UXGA LCD-cable 91P6858.
SXGA+ and UXGA inverters are the same.
You can also put in a Sharp UXGA, see here: viewtopic.php?p=779362#p779362
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Isn't the IDTech IAUX14S the better option here, if you can get such a panel in nice working condition that is. I got one with red backlight for $50 and stick a new backlight in, and it works well aside from some pressure marks from my questionable assembling skills. :lol: Though in a T4x you need some cable folding to make it connect properly.
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Isnt the A21p only TFT not FlexView?
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:19 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Isnt the A21p only TFT not FlexView?
It is.

That being said, it's a very nice panel for a TN. The very LCD that got me into higher resolutions some 15-16 years ago.

Now, I wouldn't swap a good IPS SXGA+ for a TN UXGA, but that's me.
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Re: a21p screen on t43

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:24 pm

I'm not sure how it compares to the W700s 400nit TN display. If it is atleast half as good, thats a [censored] good display right there. Probably similar to my X220's or T500's TN display, also a very nice TN display.

You being the FlexView farmer, I'd be worried if you didnt pick the IPS display over the UXGA first :D .
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