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Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

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Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#1 Post by pigroasts » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:49 pm

Hi folks,

I've been steadily cranking away upgrading my x61, and now I'm at a point where I'd really like to get my screen sorted. Unfortunately, I'm certain my skills are not up to the task. Is there anyone on these boards who would take on the job? Alternatively, any suggestions for a business in NYC/environs what could accomplish this? Let me know!

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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:49 pm

What exactly needs to be done with the screen? Are we talking about soldering connections to PCBs and the like?
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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#3 Post by pigroasts » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:46 pm

theterminator93 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:49 pm
What exactly needs to be done with the screen? Are we talking about soldering connections to PCBs and the like?
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure, lol. I'd love a better screen. My understanding is that it's possible, but extremely difficult. There's this:

https://ithinkpad.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/x6xipsguide/

But from my limited understanding, the SXGA+ screen will require a converter cable, and I don't have a clue where to get it. So basically, yeah, I'm looking for a hired gun with a deft hand and more knowledge than me to get this done, lol.

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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:14 am

The adapter cable (thanks to fellow forum member iamdmc for the link): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32358449669.html

The modifications needed are physical:

1. If the SXGA+ screen came with the protective glass layer, you need to remove it.

2. There are mounting tabs (occasionally referred to as "ears"), two on each side, that need to be removed. These need to be cut carefully, as any excess force, pressure, or vibration can damage the LCD-- I know this first-hand. :cry:
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#5 Post by pigroasts » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:10 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:14 am
The adapter cable (thanks to fellow forum member iamdmc for the link): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32358449669.html

The modifications needed are physical:

1. If the SXGA+ screen came with the protective glass layer, you need to remove it.

2. There are mounting tabs (occasionally referred to as "ears"), two on each side, that need to be removed. These need to be cut carefully, as any excess force, pressure, or vibration can damage the LCD-- I know this first-hand. :cry:
Oh man, thank you so much! And yeah, that's why I want to get someone to do it for me. I have remarkably un-steady hands.

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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#6 Post by theterminator93 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:22 pm

Looks pretty straightforward, especially with the adapter cable. Is your LCD the one with the digitizer that needs to be removed, or is it just in need of having the extra mounting tabs removed/adapter cable installed/mounted in top cover?

I did undertake this task on my W520 some years ago so I can probably do it - but I haven't done this specifically to an X6x before.
T480 with T25 keyboard | T25 | W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T601F T9900·NVS 140m·LED AFFS UXGA
T420 IPS FHD | X220 IPS FHD | T61p·T61·43·42p|X220T·301·41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote
600|770Z|770E|760XD|760EL|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Looking to hire someone! x61 screen mod

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:27 pm

My screen came from an X61 Tablet with a cracked protective glass. Had to remove it by myself, with the wrong tools. Surprisingly it survived, but I damaged it while trying to remove the ears. :cry:

The LCD panel itself is fragile, and it doesn't take much force to break it.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
:cry:

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