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mptilson
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Y480 screen upgrade

Anyone had any luck putting in a LCD with higher resolution in a Y480? I've bought a 1600x900 screen that fits perfectly, but the image is distorted when connected via the native LVDS cable. I'm assuming there's a single channel LVDS in the Y480, and I should get a dual channel LVDS to support the higher resolution. Unfortunately, I can't find any LVDS cables for the Y480 (or Y580). Also, I'm not sure that the motherboard in the Y480 can even support a dual channel LVDS. Any thoughts? Is any of this possible? Thanks

Treynolds
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

did the same upgrade. Does your screen show every other vertical line? Thats what mine is doing. 

What bios are you runnign? 

Treynolds
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Just FYI i have this thread going on another forum 

http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/3163-y480-screen-upgraded-1600x900-t430.html#post43978

no results yet though. 

mptilson
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Yeah, every other line being active seems about right, but I'm not certain. Definitely, has a weird yellow hue and general blurriness. 

 

BIOS - LENOVO 5DCN37WW(V2.04), 6/5/2012

 

I'm still trying to get my hands on a dual channel LVDS cable and hope that does the trick. They're supposed to be adding the dual channel LVDS for the Y580 (FRU 90200854) on lenovospareparts.com within the next few days. Evidently, you can't buy parts directly from lenovo support anymore, but they claimed they'd get it up on the website. I've posted at http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/712146-y480-screen-upgrade.html too, but with no luck. Maybe between the two of us, we can get this thing figured out. Thanks for replying, and keep me uptodate. I'll do the same. 

 

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Treynolds
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

A friend in  my office has the y580 with the 1080p screen. I am currently begging him to let me pull his cable temporarily and test it. If he lets me i will let you know the results. 

mptilson
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Awe man, that would be awesome. I hope you're successful! I'd be great to know if that's a quick fix. 

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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

We just need to source the part after that. He will be in tomorrow and we will look at it. 

mptilson
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Awesome, let me know. Yeah, the part still isn't on the site. They said it'd take 3-5 days - today is day 5. I'll probably call again today - bugging them again can't hurt. If you have the time, give them a call too 877-453-6686 - the more people to call, the better. The FRU is 90200854. Your experiment today could put this ideas to bed though. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Well the LDVS cable from the Y580 does not fit into the port on the 480 motherboard. I would assume by this that the 480 connector only carries 1 channel. We may be hosed. 

mptilson
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Re: Y480 screen upgrade

Sorry I've been MIA - been extremely busy lately. Made any progress? I still don't have any good ideas.

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