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T23 LCD Bezel need

T20-T23 Series and T30 specific matters only. NOT for T25-Retro.
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T23 LCD Bezel need

#1 Post by blackop » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Hi,

unfortunately i cracked lcd bezel of my T23 at 2 corners where hinges locate. it seems in time plastics are being deformed.. i am looking for replacement but i cant find anywhere.. is there a place to get it with international shipping option?
My ThinkCollection: X20-X31-X40-X601s-X230-T23-T42-T60

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:33 pm

Maybe it's a bit better if you try superglue it first from the INSIDE and see how you like it.
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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#3 Post by blackop » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:59 pm

i tried epoxy glue didnt fix it, then tried super glue from inside didnt fix it, then i applied super glue both inside and outside, hardly put together then applied a kind of tape. but they tapes look ugly..

what i hate on thinkpads are poor plastic parts that are easily getting broken. bad plastic parts design lets say. i couldnt count how many times i broke lcd bezels while disassembling-reassembling lcd panels.. whenever i open inside something is getting broken. i am really fed up about this.
My ThinkCollection: X20-X31-X40-X601s-X230-T23-T42-T60

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:50 am

If your signature-collection is what you really have, then maybe you should be a bit less rough when you open those up?
Because all those models are/were a lot sturdier than what is coming out nowadays, and if you follow the HMM there shouldn't be any problems!

Also, the T23 has at least 5 different LCD-bezels (plus a never-yet-seen xxK bezel):
- 13.3"
- 14.1" XGA
- 14.1" XGA with wifi
- 14.1" SXGA+
- 14.1" SXGA+ with wifi
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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#5 Post by blackop » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:41 am

What do you understand from this schematics?

https://ibb.co/mXq794F

Unscrew the screws and pull out the bezel :)

I am being very careful with my thinkpads but i dont agree they are really sturdy. I have x20 which bezel is too fragile as ice glass. When i touch it breaks. Probably in time they are deforming and plastics getting fragile.
My ThinkCollection: X20-X31-X40-X601s-X230-T23-T42-T60

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#6 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 am

Well I learnt hard lessons from taking off a A3x bezel. Those require you to clip the clips back in at a very specific angle for them to latch when assembling, but at least they are stronger than T2x bezels.
I have a T23 and a T22, both came with cracked bezels. One is in 2 pieces the other is in 3.
ThinkPads do use very good plastics, but unfortunately in this case the bezel plastics they've used are just way too thin (and they take a lot of stress when you press down on the lid when it's closed).
But overall as a package though this thing is more study feeling than something like a Dell Latitude C6xx and a C8xx. I have a C600 and a C840 and the C840 I have to fix the frame at a number of spots. The bezel is all good though. But the C600 makes up for it by using thicker plastics and when new it was much more rugged feeling, though they can flex quite a bit.
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T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#7 Post by blackop » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:19 pm

i wish it was possible to print them 3d with better material or similar way. did anyone try 3d printing thinkpad parts?
My ThinkCollection: X20-X31-X40-X601s-X230-T23-T42-T60

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 am

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Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

#9 Post by blackop » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:42 am

I dont have knowledge about 3d modelling and printing. I see only few people are interested about the idea. It is annoying really i got my t23 motherboard back to life by resoldering components but poor plastic parts are killing these perfect machines..
My ThinkCollection: X20-X31-X40-X601s-X230-T23-T42-T60

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