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Bought a W701ds, there's work to do (pics)

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Bought a W701ds, there's work to do (pics)

#1 Post by clover » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:16 pm

Ebay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPa ... 663.l10137

I swapped out the keyboard. I plan to open up the screen assembly and take a look at the second screen. I also want to upgrade the palmrest to the Wacom one and try and find a Lenovo-compatible Quadro FX 3800M.

As for the second screen, xrandr in Linux doesn't detect it and Windows doesn't detect it either. There's no sign it's even connected. I'll try the drivers on the Lenovo page and research about opening it up.


Relevant links:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10-lapt ... 63380.html
https://urun.n11.com/diger-aksesuar-yed ... P278090142
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7- ... ctupt=true

On an unrelated note, I got the 15.4" 1680x1050 T61 in the picture for $30: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LENOVO-T61-Int ... 663.l10137

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Re: Bought a W701ds, there's work to do (pics)

#2 Post by as.nielo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:02 am

Hi, check the signal cable, maybe it's loose? There should be two of them connected to the mobo. Also, there must be a switch signaling sliding the screen out, maybe the mechanism got stuck?

Like in every thinkpad most of the parts are easily accessible and you should manage to remove the keyboard and upper cover or the screen cover to check for your second screen there. Good luck

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