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T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:34 am

Just found this interesting post on Reddit, that you can replace the 1600X900 screens with a drop-in version as used on Alienware M14X R2.
Those seem to be glossy though.
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... me_so_why/

Datasheets:
Lenovo: http://www.datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/ ... -TLD2.html
Alienware: http://www.datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/ ... -TLG1.html

UPDATE:
new possibility: use the (matte) screens from a Lenovo X1 Carbon 1st-Gen (X1C1), see further down.
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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2

#2 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:08 am

Thanks for sharing!

This is indeed very interesting, not that I particularly like HD+ but I know some people not care much about the aspect ratio/resolution but do for the awful panel quality on these machines.
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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2

#3 Post by TonyJZX » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:23 am

Not that enthused about 1,600 x 900 which I find kind of suckey.

Be that as it may, if I can snag a cheap 430/430s and match it to a 420 kbd and one of these Alienware screens it could be a great little project.

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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:31 am

Another screen-option comes from a Lenovo X1-Carbon 1st Gen (a.k.a. X1C1 or X1C Gen1):
http://www.laptopreviews.com/thinkpad-x ... ds-2012-08

Also see this: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Replacing ... better_one

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#5 Post by TonyJZX » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:06 pm

The X1 being matte is a better choice for almost everyone here over gloss.

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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#6 Post by Zinc64 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:47 am

Newbie here...looking for screen replacement myself...
but those Dell Alienware screens seem to be available in both Matte and Glossy.

https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/mo ... M14X%20R2/

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#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:18 am

The problem with Laptopscreen is, that you do NOT get an original screen, only a "compatible" one.
Read the small-print:
Laptopscreen wrote:- New Grade A+
brand new part made by one of the above mentioned major manufacturer.

Our huge stock of laptop LCD screens have been manufactured by companies like LG Phillips, Samsung, AUO, Chi-Mei, Toshiba, Hannstar, Chunghwa, Sharp, etc.

They don't show or tell you WHAT you will be getting.
You may get lucky, but it is all really "pot-luck".
Not worth taking the risk.

Look for the REAL and MATTE screen LP140WD2-TLG1.

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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#8 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:58 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:The problem with Laptopscreen is, that you do NOT get an original screen, only a "compatible" one.
Read the small-print:
Laptopscreen wrote:- New Grade A+
brand new part made by one of the above mentioned major manufacturer.

Our huge stock of laptop LCD screens have been manufactured by companies like LG Phillips, Samsung, AUO, Chi-Mei, Toshiba, Hannstar, Chunghwa, Sharp, etc.

They don't show or tell you WHAT you will be getting.
You may get lucky, but it is all really "pot-luck".
Not worth taking the risk.

Look for the REAL and MATTE screen LP140WD2-TLG1.
++ 2! I emailed laptopscreen and they cannot guarantee that you will get a specific brand/manufacturer screen...they will only give you something compatible..

I was specifically looking for a AUOptronics screen for my T430s...so ended up getting a used pulled screen from ebay (grade A)

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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#9 Post by jaspen-meyer » Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:18 am
Look for the REAL and MATTE screen LP140WD2-TLG1.
I'm having a lot of trouble finding the REAL and MATTE LP140WD2-TLG1. Any idea where I can get one?
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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#10 Post by AlienHacker » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:29 pm

you mean find this :-)

just check the difference with this easy upgrade to alienwares screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-09OiNv22c

i managed to get the last 2 from a far chinese factory.
i crossed my fingers as i waited for the parcel

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Re: T420/T430 can use HD+ screens from Alienware M14X R2 or Lenovo X1C1

#11 Post by bleuiko » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:24 am

Man, would love to find a source for these panels! The viewing angle on my T420 is driving me crazy!

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