T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

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T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

#1 Post by wsalomon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:34 am

I'm having to replace the WUXGA screen on my 15.4" T61p and noticed that the underlying frame is cracked and part of one of the hinges has broken off.

The thought has occurred that the entire assembly from an R61 or T500 series might work. One advantage is that the T61p never came with an "inboard" Camera (which the 14.1" T61 Widescreens did), and certain models of the R61 and T500 did.

The compatibility issues are:
1. Physical - are the hinge posts and locking latches in the same place?
2. Are they electrically compatible (e.g. the LCD cable - same number of pins on the motherboard side)?. Given that the T61 BIOS is capable of recognizing a camera (as on the 14.1" T61 Widescreen, this would seem not to an issue.

Thanks for thoughts.

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Re: T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Physically incompatible and significantly so, hence a non-starter
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Re: T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

#3 Post by NonesensE » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:40 pm

The T500 uses a different display connector at a different place. An R500 display assembly might fit, it has the *61 connector and connector/cable location. I don't know about the hinges, though.

Beware, not all *500 displays work in an Nvidia T61, at least ootb.
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Re: T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

#4 Post by wsalomon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:26 pm

I can understand this for the T500 as it is a generation later.

What about the 15.4" R61?

I mention that as the 14.1" Widescreen T61 and R61 actually use the same service manual and looking at the LCD panel parts, the only difference seemed to be the plastic back cover (with either T or R Series on it) and the strip applied over the indicator lights on the bezel.

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Re: T500 or R61 series LCD panels on 15.4" T61p?

#5 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:16 pm

wsalomon wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:26 pm

What about the 15.4" R61?
ajkula66 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Physically incompatible and significantly so, hence a non-starter
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

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Abused daily: T61p

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