Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

W540 screen replacement

W530/W540/W550 series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
thinkreal
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Singapore

W540 screen replacement

#1 Post by thinkreal » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 am

Hello:

Just bought a used W540 and would like to replcae the FHD TN screen with an FHD IPS screen. Anyone has experience where I can buy the replacement screen?

I managed to remove the screen panel and took a few photos; not sure if it helps but would appreciate if you can tell if this is a 30 or 40 pin connector:


Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Thanks.

jursky
Freshman Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 7:31 am
Location: Kosice, Slovakia
Contact:

Re: W540 screen replacement

#2 Post by jursky » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:02 pm

I am not sure but I think Lenovo didn't make FHD IPS version for W540? If I'm not mistaken, there were two options: a) FHD TN panel and b) 3k IPS panel. So if I were you I'd be looking for genuine 3k IPS panel. Not only it will offer you bigger res but also much better gamut.

Edit: BTW you need 40 pin eDP LCD panels.
X230 i7-3520M (Nitrocaster Rev.6 + 13.3" FHD 99% sRGB IPS panel SHARP LQ133M1JW02).

thinkreal
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: W540 screen replacement

#3 Post by thinkreal » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:32 pm

So i have a little more information. This should be 30pin since 40pin supports 3k.

I found an IPS panel in https://www.laptopscreen.com/193591/ and that looks like it may work as a replacement for my current FHD TN panel screen - anyone has replace this before?

moofish2842
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Location: La Verkin, Utah

Re: W540 screen replacement

#4 Post by moofish2842 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:39 pm

I have a W541 with the fhd ips screen upgrade. I purchased it already done from u/estebanmargooski over on r/thinkpadsforsale. I have seen threads about it before, possibly search for them on r/thinkpad?

Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using Tapatalk

W541 - i7-4940mx, 8gb RAM, Quadro k2100m
T530 - i7-3632qm, 8gb RAM, NVS 5400M; motherboard upgrade from t520.
T430 - i5-3320m, 4gb
T430s - i7-3520m, 8gb
Helix 1st Gen - i5-3337u 4gb
Other experience with X230t and t540p
I am 15 years old

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests