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Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

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Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#1 Post by maxcreations » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:49 am

I like the colors on the tablet version, but prefer X61S, since it's lighter and thinner.
So I wonder, is there any possibility to place display from X61T into X61S?

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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 am

Wait....X61T....nope nope nope. Its got the LCD bonded to the front glass and you CAN'T get it off.
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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 am

If you've ever heard of the SXGA+ mod for the X60/61 series, that's pretty much it.

If not, here are the highlights:

- The Tablet screen has a protective glass layer. Depending on what screen you have, removing it can range between "doable" and "you're probably a masochist for attempting it". The Boe-Hydis IPS/AFFS screens on the X61T are bonded with some kind of clear adhesive which is very hard to remove, while the Samsung PVA screen uses double-sided tape along the edges.

- The Tablet screen has the same connector as the regular screen, but the pinouts are different. This means you have to make an adapter cable.

- You also need to cut a number of plastic and metal tabs on the Tablet screen, otherwise it won't fit in the lid of the regular X61/X61s.

If you have the SXGA+ screen, you need to flash a modified BIOS.
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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#4 Post by maxcreations » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 am

Thanks everyone!

Maybe there are any IPS XGA displays that's compatible with x61s?
SXGA+ can become a problem with video performance in games for me, while XGA gives a chance to play with suitable FPS. (Yeah, I know that this machine is not for games, but still)

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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:05 am

maxcreations wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 am
Maybe there are any IPS XGA displays that's compatible with x61s?
Good luck finding a unicorn. :lol:

Having owned an X61 for a good number of years, I've researched the IPS mod (and even had a failed attempt), but I've never encountered any resource mentioning an IPS screen that fits into the X61 without any modification.
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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#6 Post by dr_st » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:31 am

I don't think he is specifically looking for an XGA screen that's "drop-in" compatible; it seems he just prefers XGA to SXGA+. This is surely possible, as there are definitely XGA IPS screens that were used in X4x/X6x Tablets, and people have used them in mods.
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Re: Exchange displays between X61S and X61T

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 am

dr_st wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:31 am
I don't think he is specifically looking for an XGA screen that's "drop-in" compatible; it seems he just prefers XGA to SXGA+. This is surely possible, as there are definitely XGA IPS screens that were used in X4x/X6x Tablets, and people have used them in mods.
Perhaps that what the OP intended. Still, whether it's SXGA+ or XGA, installing an IPS screen on the X61 requires modifying the LCD cable and removing the mounting tabs.

If the OP's X61s has the Ultralight screen, a standard lid assembly is also required.
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RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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