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W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs

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W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs

#1 Post by cobalt60 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:40 pm

Hi all,
I picked up a project W500 with 1920x1200 LCD. I just have a couple questions.

1 - Can this panel easily accept an LED mod?
2 - Are there IPS panels of at least 1920x1200 that have been swapped into W500?
3 - If I ever need to replace the mainboard for any reason, what other model mainboards will fit easily and support 1920x1200?

Thanks and looking forward to getting this beast running smoothly,
-Chris P
X200s 1440x900, 64GB SSD, 6GB RAM - main laptop - X200s 1440x900, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM - school laptop
T60p 1600x1200 IPS - undecided - W500 1920x1200, FireGL V5700 - fixing the frame...
T43p 1600x1200 IPS - needs work - 240X might try FreeDOS from a floppy...

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Re: W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs

#2 Post by wujstefan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:11 pm

1. I'd call it far from easy. Pointless is another word that comes to my mind :)
2. Nope.
3. Any T500/W500 mobo will run WUXGA.
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Re: W500 LCD Upgrades and Mods Qs

#3 Post by CPC464 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:14 am

IMHO this is the best non ips WUXGA display for W500:
Sharp lq154m1lw2a (or lq154m1lw02)
I`ve installed one many years ago in my machine, and it is much brighter and crisper than the Samsung, with much better color reproduction too.
Get one if you can. There is a led mod kit to sell in aliexpress, but I've no need for it with my Sharp LCD.

X220 IPS, i7 16Gb RAM 250Gb SSD+2Tb HD
X61 T8100, 8Gb RAM, Middleton BIOS, 480 Gb SSD, sxga+
W520 i7 quad, FHD, 32Gb, 512 SSD+2Tb HD
W701 24Gb RAM, WUXGA, 240 Gb SSD+1Tb HD,
X61t, X200t, W500, T43p UXGA, R50p UXGA, T60p UXGA
600, X21, X24, X30, X41, A30p UXGA

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