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T450 IPS Upgrade

#1 Post by thatrobguy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:39 am

I just bought a used T450 20BUS0SV00 off eBay. So far so good. Just a few simple replacement parts needed, but anyway. The display is terrible. I had been using a Macbook Pro 13' for about the past 4 years and have grown accustomed to an IPS display, the TN one in the 450 is, as I'm sure is known, terrible. The problem is that I don't know *which* display to order to get an IPS screen. There's a whole lot of parts numbers out there, and a whitelist (I've never had luck doing BIOS stuff, it always seems to brick on me), I just want to make sure I get the correct display so that I can use the device and enjoy it, with minimal fuss.

Basically, I just need someone to say "this is the part number you need." Thank you.

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Re: T450 IPS Upgrade

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:20 am

04X5916 is the official Lenovo FRU for an FHD (1920x1080) IPS screen.
It is an LG PHILIPS LP140WF3-SPD1 screen.
If/When you buy this, have the seller confirm and guarantee in writing that you get a genuine LP140WF3-SPD1 and NOT a so-called "compatible" screen.
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Re: T450 IPS Upgrade

#3 Post by thatrobguy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 am

do you know if going from a touch display to a non-touch is going to require any cabling done? Or is it just a plug and play?

(Sorry, its been a while since I've done anything beyond ram upgrades.)

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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 am

Touch to non-touch (or v.v.) needs a different lid and LCD-cable.
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Re: T450 IPS Upgrade

#5 Post by thatrobguy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:35 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 am
Touch to non-touch (or v.v.) needs a different lid and LCD-cable.
Thank you for all of your help. I think i'll just deal with the terrible display for the time being and upgrade it later in spring.

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