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X220/230 IPS

#1 Post by Geartooth » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 am

Thinking of doing an conversion for my X220i- Could I swap in a X230 Mainboard and a IPS Screen? Which screens should I get? I've heard reports screens from the S230t work fine?
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Re: X220/230 IPS

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:29 am

X230 IPS display? Drop in swap with no issues.

Mainboard should work but you will have to deal with the thunderbolt port vs Display port in the casing. Wouldn't recommend it because the cost of a mobo and the time for a swap could be saved by a few more dollars and just getting an X230.

The S230u Twist display is better than the X230 IPS display because it doesn't have ghosting. You have to pickup that display, carefully extract the LCD panel from the upper housing and glass, and transplant it into the X230. It is a drop in swap though once you pull out the display.
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Re: X220/230 IPS

#3 Post by dr_st » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:29 am
The S230u Twist display is better than the X230 IPS display because it doesn't have ghosting. You have to pickup that display, carefully extract the LCD panel from the upper housing and glass, and transplant it into the X230. It is a drop in swap though once you pull out the display.
The later revision of the X220/X230 display - SL(B3), FRU 04W3919 - has sufficiently low "ghosting" (image persistence) that IMO it makes little sense to go for complex / risky mods, if you can do a drop-in with the later FRU.
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Re: X220/230 IPS

#4 Post by WarhawkCZ » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Refer to the link in my signature for details on the motherboard swap. 8)

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Re: X220/230 IPS

#5 Post by Geartooth » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:47 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:29 am
X230 IPS display? Drop in swap with no issues.

Mainboard should work but you will have to deal with the thunderbolt port vs Display port in the casing. Wouldn't recommend it because the cost of a mobo and the time for a swap could be saved by a few more dollars and just getting an X230.

The S230u Twist display is better than the X230 IPS display because it doesn't have ghosting. You have to pickup that display, carefully extract the LCD panel from the upper housing and glass, and transplant it into the X230. It is a drop in swap though once you pull out the display.
Currently it has an i3, so getting a new mainboard would actually be the best option.
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