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X201s/X200s WXGA+ AFFS screen in an X200?

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.
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X201s/X200s WXGA+ AFFS screen in an X200?

#1 Post by Monkeyfume » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:14 pm

I'm looking to upgrade my X200's dying CCFL display and am finding conflicting information online.

Am I correct in thinking that all X200s/X201s came with a 1440x900 WXGA+ display with LED backlight and AFFS (early IPS equivalent) technology?
Am I simply able to buy an X200s/X201s display (such as this one on Ebay) and slot it right into my X200?
Or is there a more widely recommended way to upgrade an X200 display? (51nb hi-DPI display isn't an option for me because of budget)
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Re: X201s/X200s WXGA+ AFFS screen in an X200?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:16 pm

1440x900 LCDs weren't AFFS. They only made 1280x800 AFFS displays.
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Re: X201s/X200s WXGA+ AFFS screen in an X200?

#3 Post by Monkeyfume » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:31 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:16 pm
1440x900 LCDs weren't AFFS. They only made 1280x800 AFFS displays.
Oh, ok. Too bad. Are either of these displays slot-in replacements, anyways?
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Re: X201s/X200s WXGA+ AFFS screen in an X200?

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:38 pm

Monkeyfume wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:16 pm
1440x900 LCDs weren't AFFS. They only made 1280x800 AFFS displays.
Oh, ok. Too bad. Are either of these displays slot-in replacements, anyways?
The 1280x800 CCFL screens use a different cable and inverter compared to the 1280x800 LED ones. The X200 Hardware Maintenance Manual has an extensive parts listing.

The 1440x900 screen requires not only a different cable and inverter, but an entirely different lid assembly as well.

Finally, the 1280x800 AFFS screens are CCFL-backlit. There are no X200 models with LED-backlit AFFS screens.
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