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

W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

W500/510/520 and W700/710 series specific matters only
Post Reply
Message
Author
xsixt
Sophomore Member
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:21 am
Location: Australia

W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#1 Post by xsixt » Wed May 02, 2018 10:20 pm

The W500 LG WUXGA is really good in terms of colours, viewing angles, contrast...

BUT, it's not very bright (CCFL) and doesn't do well outdoors.

In 16:10 / 15.4, is there anything that beats this display apart from the Macbook Pro Retina?
T60p 15" UXGA T7600 | T61p 15.4" WUXGA T9500 |
Former: X61 T8300 [Slow GPU] | W510 FHD QM [Top screen but 16:9 sucks] | T420s [Portable but worst LCD ever] | X201 | X200 | X60T [Slow & hot]

TPFanatic
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 911
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:29 pm
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed May 02, 2018 11:29 pm

There is a Samsung RGB LED with proprietary connector and pinout used in Dell laptops that one intrepid Thinkpad modder was able to hook up to a T500.

Your best bet is LED modding your WUXGA display by replacing the CCFL tubes with LED strips. How to accomplish this I actually have no idea. Other forum users may know someone to contact. I think xiphmont is the best one to contact. You can also look on xccfl.com for kits. I don't know how well they work, if they maintain brightness, etc.

The brightest CCFL WUXGA screens are dual CCFL and crazy bright, but they won't work in Thinkpads which only support 1 bulb. The brightest single bulb CCFL WUXGAs I know of are LP154WU1 TLC1 (matte) and LP154WU1 TLA2 (glossy). The TLC1 needs extra sockets ground off the frame. TLC1 is also software incompatible with the T500's ATI graphics chipset, at least in Windows. TLC1 is also blue biased, but the contrast is amazing. Black looks black.

The SHARP WUXGAs are highly acclaimed and quite bright, but their brightness stepping is broken in the T500 which thinks they are LED displays. They work perfect in T61.
lenovo T61 T7500, SXGA+, 8GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m, HD+, 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700, WUXGA, 8GB
lenovo X201 i5 520m, WXGA, 4GB
lenovo T520 i7 2760QM, FHD, 8GB



Enable advanced features on older Synaptics touchpads with the registry: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=122612

RealBlackStuff
Admin
Admin
Posts: 18812
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA
Contact:

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 03, 2018 6:46 am

And then there are the 15.4" 16:10 Sharp WUXGA LQ154M1LW2A or LQ154M1LW02.
These are/were used in various Dell D800 series.
They have 4 metal brackets that need to be carefully cut off, using e.g. Wiss 3M aviation cutters.
Any 'leftovers' up to 3mm are alright, there is enough room inside the lids.
After that they are a drop-in replacement.
I have used them successfully in R500/T500/T60/T61 (never had a W500).
Lovely day for a Guinness! (The Real Black Stuff)

Check out The Boardroom for Parts, Mods and Other Services.

Thinkpad4by3
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1561
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: N. Bellmore, ny

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:11 am

Cant it be LED modded?
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

Looking For: 386 laptop, IBM or not.

RealBlackStuff
Admin
Admin
Posts: 18812
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA
Contact:

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 03, 2018 7:38 am

I'm sure they can, but I have never done that, check with forum member xiphmont.

xsixt
Sophomore Member
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:21 am
Location: Australia

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#6 Post by xsixt » Thu May 03, 2018 8:53 pm

I know the Dell M4400 has a dual CCFL display. Any chance this is the compatible one for the T61/W500 etc.?

If so I might just grab a whole machine, and butcher it if I don't like the ergonomics. Individual panels for hundreds of dollars are just a bit costly at the moment.

EDIT:

Looks like the M4400 uses LTN154CT02 and LP154WU2 for WUXGA CCFL - none of which I think are compatible.
T60p 15" UXGA T7600 | T61p 15.4" WUXGA T9500 |
Former: X61 T8300 [Slow GPU] | W510 FHD QM [Top screen but 16:9 sucks] | T420s [Portable but worst LCD ever] | X201 | X200 | X60T [Slow & hot]

RealBlackStuff
Admin
Admin
Posts: 18812
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA
Contact:

Re: W500 WUXGA vs other 16:10 15" displays?

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 04, 2018 4:36 am

Dual CCFL does not work in a Thinkpad.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests