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Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

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Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#1 Post by Hans Gruber » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:18 pm

I have horizontal bar (half of screen) that showed up on one of my T410s models. Can I swap out the video cable on a T410 to my T410s? Both have the same resolution screen.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:06 pm

Doubt it. I know the T420s cable is not the same as the T420 cable. Don't know about the T410s, never took one apart.

I can say this, the T410s cable looks very different to the T410 cable from a quick Google search.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#3 Post by Hans Gruber » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm

Experts. Will this video cable work for my T410s? https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-for-Lenovo ... wRFdZuQoBh
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 pm

That video cable you linked on eBay is a T410s video cable, it will work on a T410s.


I have looked at T410s screens and cables vs T420 screens and cables and I can tell you, while the connectors on the board side look the same, the connectors on the screen side are different sizes. In fact if you plug a T410s LCD into a T420 or the other way around, it will blow the backlight fuse because they are electrically incompatible.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#5 Post by Hans Gruber » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:01 pm

Thanks fanatic. Safe to say horizontal artifacts in a perfectly straight line is a video cable issue?
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:37 pm

Pics please.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#7 Post by Hans Gruber » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm

Here is what I am seeing upon booting up my T410s.

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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:21 am

Hans Gruber wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Here is what I am seeing upon booting up my T410s.
That may very well be a defective screen, but it's cheaper to swap the cable and verify what the problem is.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#9 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:15 am

A defective cable would most likely make every other vertical row go blank or be one color. That looks more later like LCD failure, but do what ajkula66 said.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#10 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:23 am

IMO LCD problems are usually the LCD. The T410s cables are cheap if you want to try one. Now the annoying part about T410s LCDs is they are incredibly expensive. :x

There are two versions of them.

Samsung: Good contrast and colors, but high failure rate. Search for T410s vertical bands problem. All variations of the Samsung panel develops them.

Toshiba: Poor contrast and colors, but no vertical bands problem?

I've tried to buy a number of used Toshiba panels between $25 - $40 on eBay but they all come with defects from use, incl. pressure marks, dirt under glass, dark marks. And the contrast is truly terrible. Black shows up as a medium gray. New screens cost more than the laptop itself. Unless you really like 1440x900, a newer T-series is better.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#11 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am

In a newer T series, you aren't even losing ressolution.
1440 vs 1600 horizontal, same 900 vertical and if you mod it, you instantly go to 1920x1080 IPS.
Don't even see a logical point to wait. A 1920x1080 IPS screen beats 1440x900 any day.
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Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

#12 Post by Hans Gruber » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:14 pm

I guess I will have to retire this T410s with honors. I already have a T420s and a couple of T430s laptops that I use regularly. The T420s now comes out of retirement. I know I still have another T410s sitting around somewhere. There are hoarders and there are people like me who buy in bulk. If one fails or dies, I replace them with a working thinkpad.
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