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L520 / L530 Display upgrade

2019-07-15, 17:48 PM

Hello everyone, 


i'm trying to upgrade a Lenovo L520 and a Lenovo L530 from (defective) HD Displays to Full HD Displays. 

I searched online and found that one screen that would fit both models would be the B156HAN01.1


So far so good but after i installed the display all i get is the background light and nothing else. So i guess i also have to swap the cables. No big deal. Except that i can't find the cables anywhere.....if i'm correct i need the 04W1730 for the L520 which is impossible to find. 


I saw (on reddit) that the SL510 cable apparently does work with FullHD Displays and can be swapped to the L420. Does this work for the L520 and L530 as well? Because the SL510 cables can be found in abundance. 



For the L530 the HD+ cable should be FRU 04W6976 am i correct going with this one? 



Thanks in Advance. Would be awesome if i could get those two displays to work after all. :) 


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Re: L520 / L530 Display upgrade

2020-02-04, 14:50 PM

Hi !


According to the parts look up page, ThinkPad L520 and L530 has a different part number for the EDP cable.

L520 model has 04W1730 for HD+ display and can be purchased from Lenovo Encompass Website.





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