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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-09-2008
Location: Canada
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Can the Thinkvision L200p be used in portrait?

I have a IBM Thinkvision L200p which cannot be rotated to portrait (the base wont allow it).  In spite of that limitation, I would like to know whether the monitor can support rotation to portrait? (for heat dissipation, for instance)

 

My graphics card driver supports display rotation, and I am ready to make my own base to allow rotation to portrait.  I would just like to know whether it is safe to do so with that monitor.

 

Thanks!

 

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
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Re: Can the Thinkvision L200p be used in portrait?

welcome to the forum!

 

heat dissipation shouldn't be an issue since heat would still be able to ventilate out the side.   take note of temps when in landscape orientation so you can compare when in portrait.   test it for a few days while tipped on its side before committing to it permanently.   if anything seems abnormally hot then you'll have your answer.

 

the L200p has a standard 100mm VESA mount on the back.   you should be able to unbolt it and reorient it in portrait mode using the original stand.   i haven't used an L200p personally but can't imagine this not working.

 

good luck!

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Re: Can the Thinkvision L200p be used in portrait?

Very good points - thank you very much! I will try that right away. 

 

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Re: Can the Thinkvision L200p be used in portrait?

no problem.   definitely let us know how it works.   i'm curious about this myself since it could be useful info to others as well.

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Registered: ‎10-01-2008
Location: Minnesota
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Re: Can the Thinkvision L200p be used in portrait?

We ordered 28 L200ps and I have a few uses who use duel L200ps in portrait mode.  The only issue with it there appears there is a noticable bleed of white light comming from the left side ( the bottom if the monitor was landscape ).

 

We have them hooked up to some S10's, W500's and T400's with no issues.

 

Hope this helps.