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T540p: Aftermarket FHD IPS Panel for HD model?

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T540p: Aftermarket FHD IPS Panel for HD model?

#1 Post by Heemag » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:43 am


I was thinking about getting the T540p since I'd like to have a numpad and a DVD R/W drive.

The one I have in sight comes with:
8GB DDR3 Memory
1366x768 HD panel
in good used condition with renewed keyboard and trackpad
1 year warranty (excluding battery)
price would be 400€ (inc. tax)

At that specific shop, a model with similar specs but a FHD (TN) panel would be 500€ (inc. tax).
The 3k display isn't available.

Now I was wondering what options I would have if I decided to buy the model with the TN display and would like to replace it with a FHD IPS display.

I read that the panel mounting, the hinges and cable positions are different between the HD and the FHD/3k displays, so you have to replace almost the entire "display frame" (the Lid).

Are there FHD IPS displays out there that would be an easy replacement for the HD panel? (With identical mounting.)
Or do you always have to replace the display frame?

How do I find displays with good quality that would fit? Can anyone recommend specific panels from his own experience?


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Re: T540p: Aftermarket FHD IPS Panel for HD model?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:50 pm

Ive done it with an X240. Its not hard, nor tome consuming. Just make sure you find a reputable seller.
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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