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X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel

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X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel

#1 Post by wujstefan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:58 am


Is the cable / inverter set same for both IPS and TN LCDs? I have found a very cheap X230 w/TN panel that I'd like to swap, and IPS LCDs are relatively cheap and easily-obtainable.
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Re: X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:02 am

1) I'm assuming you mean only cable, since inverters don't come in LED backlight machines.

2) There should be no reason it isn't a direct swap, same resolution, same formfactor, same machine.
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Re: X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:22 am

Best HD IPS screen is the LP125WH2-SLT1 (also used in the Lenovo Twist S230).
Some come with, others without touchscreen.
Apparently you can remove the touch-part from those screens, but I never tried that, as I found the non-touch screens.
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