My girlfriend's sister has given me her old laptop to fix up. It is a Thinkpad W541 with a very corrupted version of WIndows 10 on it and a broken screen. With much effort I managed to get DBAN going on it to wipe out all the bad crap and start a new. Now what's left is to repair the screen and put a new OS on it. I am a LinuxMint fan so I figured I would try out Cinnamon 19.1. I have a couple of questions.
I have heard the W540 model can have some issues with older BIOS via this: https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:W540
Is this a problem for the W541? I am a bit concerned and don't want to brick this if it can be avoided.
I plan to use this screen as replacement: https://www.amazon.com/Panel-IBM-Lenovo ... nkpad+w541
and follow these instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFkq7TggB3g&t=45s
If any of this is wrong/suspect, I would love any info anyone has.
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator
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