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X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

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X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

#1 Post by MtnGoat » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:29 pm

I am the proud owner of a grade B refurbished 3rd gen x1 carbon. It needs a little work, but overall I am really happy with the platform. The display has some damage evidently caused by pressure which has resulted in 8 splotches of white pixels around 1/4" in diameter. The current display must go! It's driving me nuts!

The panel that came with the laptop is the 1920x1080 TN panel, which is OK at best. I would really like to purchase a QHD 2560x1440 panel to replace the existing panel. I have noticed that the connectors are different, a 40 pin vs a 30 pin.

What extra parts would I need to get to make the QHD screen a possibility or isit something that can't be done without extensive part swapping?

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Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

#2 Post by FryPpy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:03 pm

You can read this topic. It seems that LCD rear cover is differnt for FHD, WQHD and WQHD+touch models. Some thinkpadders have partial success installing used full screen assembly from X1c g2. But g2 have different led cable so bluetooth, webcam, microphone, and ambient light sensor will not work.
If you need only good image (IPS) but not HiRes may be it will be cheap to swap only LCD with IPS FHD. I have done this: originally was B140HTN01.2 (TN) and have changed with B140HAN01.2 (IPS).

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Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

#3 Post by w0qj » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:46 am

I know for a fact that the touch screen version of X1 Carbon Generation 3 has a thicker LCD cover (the portion you flip up for LCD is thicker).

I myself have the non-touch version of X1C3 with QHD 2560x1440 IPS panel.

Never opened it up though, still under our (extended) 5-year warranty...
Daily Driver: X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4): i7-6600U 2.6GHz; 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz; 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD; 14" WQHD 2560x1440; LTE EM7455 Mobile Broadband; Win7 Pro 64bit
Current Thinkpads: X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

#4 Post by MtnGoat » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:00 pm

For anyone interested (or anyone out there searching) I did successfully upgrade from the base fhd TN panel to a QHD panel, and i'm pretty happy with the results. It's a much better display than the default. I did have to replace the lcd cable with a 40 pin connector cable that I found on ebay for $15. Total cost for the mod is around $110.00 which isn't too bad considering the drastic upgrade. I did have to cut some plastic away around the bottom of the bezel to allow room for the new panel to fit. The two small connectors on either side of the bezel were hitting the board.

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