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Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2017-07-10, 16:26 PM

I'm about to buy my T470P and am a bit short on cash right now, and will probably be purchasing the FHD screen. But, in the future, I would like the option to upgrade to the 1440P screen. I know the cable will be different with the FHD using a 30 pin connector and the WQHD using a 40 pin connector. Is the cable replaceable? Or is it soldered to the motherboard? Is it at all possible to upgrade from the FHD to WQHD? (if anyone has done this on other models like the T470S, T460P, or T460S please share, I imagine the process would be similar)

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Re: Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2017-11-28, 23:01 PM

I've done what you are describing on a T460p with stock FHD awful sRGB coverage panel.

What I did was buy the cable from an eBay seller, please note that the WQHD is different from the one used on the T460s/T470s. The cable is replaceable and is not soldered to the motherboard, is not that difficult replacing it with the 4-lane cable.

I got the Panasonic WQHD screen which is the one the T460p came originally, I could have gone with the AUO model the T470p now offers since it doesn't have the PWM effect, however no issues with the Panasonic, the colors are very vivid and colorful. The screen I also bought it from eBay I think or from AliExpress.

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Re: Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2017-12-05, 3:04 AM

Do you know what the part number for the cable is? I'd love to do this over my winter break if I can get the pannel for under $100.

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Re: Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2017-12-05, 8:26 AM
Gw5,

The eDP cable isn't enough in order to replace the LCD from FHD to WQHD in T470p. You have to replace both base LCD cover and LCD bezel either. The p/n (FRU) of the latter depends on the web camera presence.



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Re: Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2018-01-11, 13:33 PM

I would be now interested in the answer to this question. So it was possible with the T470P, someone on reddit did some researches and thinks it's possible too. I recently contacted my local Lenovo support center and they explained that it's possible, but they dont do it. I should therefore contact my local service provider, which i did.
They however, stated that it's not possible.

 

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Re: Help with T470p screen upgrade. FHD to WQHD

2019-03-19, 19:51 PM

Sorry to revive a dead thread, but just curious if anyone has done this upgrade? Seems like it might be a bit costly, but the end results would be pretty nice. I realize that it could potentially be putting together a new top half of the system, but I would sell off the other assembly to recoup some of the money.

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