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IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#1 Post by VarnTedra » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi everyone!

I was wondering if anyone on Earth (or even beyond) was or is working on a kit to put an IPS 1080p display into an old W or T 500, 510, 520, or 530. I know there are kits out there for installing IPS displays into a T420 or T430 and would love to have one for a W530. Those machines were the last ones with a nice, pleasant, and very welcomed center keyboard with no number pad to be found. I know this topic had been covered before but what wondering if any new developments had been made.

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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Welcome to the forum!

No IPS LCDs are to be found for *00 series, there's a LG one that fits T/W 510/20/30 and is FHD. A cable mod will likely be required.
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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Welcome to the forum!

No IPS LCDs are to be found for *00 series, there's a LG one that fits T/W 510/20/30 and is FHD. A cable mod will likely be required.
What is the model for that? I remembered seeing a bunch of AUO panels but never seen a LG one before. You sure it is compatible with my T530 with proper EDID chip and stuff? The AUO ones aren't truly IPS Flexview, since their viewing angles can still suffer from extreme cases, unlike the UXGA panels I have.
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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:02 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

What is the model for that? I remembered seeing a bunch of AUO panels but never seen a LG one before. You sure it is compatible with my T530 with proper EDID chip and stuff? The AUO ones aren't truly IPS Flexview, since their viewing angles can still suffer from extreme cases, unlike the UXGA panels I have.
A couple of members here have done that mod on their T/W 520 systems. I don't have a link handy but it's out there.

Nothing is really a FlexView apart from a FlexView, and these have been obsolete for a full decade now.
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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#5 Post by dr_st » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:44 am

'FlexView' is just a brand that IBM and later Lenovo used to describe IPS displays. The Lenovo monitor INF file stilll describes every IPS display as 'FlexView' as far as I know.
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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:35 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:44 am
'FlexView' is just a brand that IBM and later Lenovo used to describe IPS displays. The Lenovo monitor INF file stilll describes every IPS display as 'FlexView' as far as I know.
Of course it's just a marketing term from many moons ago, but somehow when it's used even today I envision a 4:3 IPS display... :)
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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#7 Post by VarnTedra » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Welcome to the forum!

No IPS LCDs are to be found for *00 series, there's a LG one that fits T/W 510/20/30 and is FHD. A cable mod will likely be required.
Was that LG display an IPS display? And what sort of cable mods will have to be made exactly?

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Re: IPS display for the older T500 and W500 series

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:58 pm

VarnTedra wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Was that LG display an IPS display?
Yes.
And what sort of cable mods will have to be made exactly?
You need an extender from what I recall, the original cable is not long enough.
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