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The $80 X240

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The $80 X240

#1 Post by Geartooth » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:28 pm

After much haggling, I now own a X240. i5-4300U, 4GB of RAM ,a Samsung 128GB SSD and a 6-Cell at 89%: the fact it was only $80 made it a steal. So currently I'm thinking of doing the IPS 1080P (Which FRU Should I get?) a new Powerbridge battery because it currently is at 11% and a new Trackpad (Current one Creaks and is scratchy). The problem is I need to use GNOME because it is the only DE besides Budgie that disables Trackpad while keeping Touchpoint, and i have to wait till 11/11 to order the parts I need because it's effectively Chinese Cyber Monday, and I want to save some cash. Screen and Powerbridge should be easy- I'm scared about the Clunkpad, as I don't exactly want to buy a new palmrest, despite it currently not having a Fingerprint reader.
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Re: The $80 X240

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:24 am

Get the 00HM745 LCD as used in the X250.
That's an LG LP125WF2-SPB2 non-touch FHD IPS.

The 00HM111 from the X240 has ghosting problems.
BEWARE: make ABSOLUTELY sure that you get a REAL 00HM745, because lots of sellers have FAKE 00HM745 stickers on a 00HM111 screen!

To check what you receive, you'll need to read out the EDID chip on the LCD (which will say 00HM111 or 00HM745 [or something else...]).

To replace the clunkpad, get the X250 Synaptics buttons plus touchpad (or X250 Alps if you only want the buttons and don't care about touchpad).
You'll need a Dremel to modify the touchpad opening in the palm rest.
See my "handiwork" here: https://imgur.com/a/sjRWf
and here: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=126967

And get the 72W battery, FRU 45N1737 or 45N1777
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Re: The $80 X240

#3 Post by Geartooth » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:21 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:24 am
Get the 00HM745 LCD as used in the X250.
That's an LG LP125WF2-SPB2 non-touch FHD IPS.

The 00HM111 from the X240 has ghosting problems.
BEWARE: make ABSOLUTELY sure that you get a REAL 00HM745, because lots of sellers have FAKE 00HM745 stickers on a 00HM111 screen!

To check what you receive, you'll need to read out the EDID chip on the LCD (which will say 00HM111 or 00HM745 [or something else...]).

To replace the clunkpad, get the X250 Synaptics buttons plus touchpad (or X250 Alps if you only want the buttons and don't care about touchpad).
You'll need a Dremel to modify the touchpad opening in the palm rest.
See my "handiwork" here: https://imgur.com/a/sjRWf
and here: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=126967

And get the 72W battery, FRU 45N1737 or 45N1777
I don't need a new 72W, as the current 72W is at 89%. But yes, I'll try to make sure that I'll get the 00HM745, and being Chinese I'm thinking of getting one off Taobao, from a seller whom appears to ship legit Panels. How do I check EDID when it gets here? Also Great. Now I need to get a Dremel.
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My Collection: X60, T60, X61, X200, X200s, X220i, T420, E6320, X130e, X240

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