I've never replaced a screen before, so excuse the newbie question. I have a T61p with a 42x4641 (Samsung LTN154P2-L05, 15.4" 1680x1050). I need to replace it. I see that the 42T0423 (LG LP154W02-TL10) is considered the best option. Can I just replace the panel with the LG? Or do I need a new inverter? Anything else I might need to change?
I also noticed that I could opt for a 1920x1200 screen. Choices are:
42T0408, Samsung LTN154U2-L05
42T0361, LG LP154WU1-TLB1
and also a Sharp LQ0DZA0043 as described here: http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/147154 ... ight=sharp
Is the LG also considered better than the Samsung at this resolution? If I go for one of these higher res screens, is there any question of changing anything other than the panel?
I would also check what's the manufacturing date of your T61p, since it's one of the models with the (in)famous Nvidia bug. You'll see it at the bottom of the laptop after the model number and S/N. If the date is before 08/08 I would then buy cheapest panel you can find
As for mobo's, they are also about $40 on ebay; but thought I'm clear on the 08/08 date, I'm not clear which mobo FRU's might be ok. Do you know? If it's really just $40, I wouldn't mind replacing it.
(One of the reasons for my having the T61p was the nvidia, since they have Linux drivers. Too bad it turned out to be a dud.)
40 for a panel seems reasonable for me. The WUXGA resolution is great on 15.4" so you could give it a try if you have budget or you can find a good offer. You could eventually use it in a T500/W500 if you want to upgrade later.
My 2 cents...
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