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bosomfriend
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The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

I ordered my new T400 in October, 2009, and recived almost three weeks later. Definitely, it took longer time than they promised me. Whatever, I got the laptop, finally.

Now I have a question about the monitor. I used a software named EVEREST 5.30 (http://www.lavalys.com) to check the information of the hardware. Everything is okay except the monitor. It says the manufacture date is 45th week in 2006? Can you believe it, a monitor, potentially, made three years  ago for my new laptop???

 

I called lenovo, and they told me the LCD factory is probably using the same date for all monitors of this kind no matter when they're made. Can you believe it?

They didn't have such complain before. If I can find different case for T400 with same kind monitor, they will accept my complain. Am I responsible to prove that or lenovo's?

 

Anyway, we can do that, right? Hey, all T400 people, it's time to show our power! What's your manufacture date of the WXGA TFT LCD monitor? I will appreciated if you can post your LCD manufacture data as well as when you bought you laptop!  Many thanks to everyone.

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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

Mine's a T500.. Purchased in Feb 09.  However, it has an LCD display which didn't exist too long before my order date...

 

Field    Value
Monitor Properties    
Monitor Name    Lenovo 154WX7-TLA2
Monitor ID    LEN4057
Manufacturer    154WX7-TLA2
Monitor Type    15.4" LCD (WXGA)
Manufacture Date    2008
Serial Number    None
Max. Visible Display Size    33 cm x 21 cm (15.4")
Picture Aspect Ratio    16:10
Maximum Resolution    1280 x 800
Gamma    2.20
DPMS Mode Support    Standby, Suspend, Active-Off

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)
Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52
bosomfriend
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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

Thanks for your reply.

That's why I care it so much!

Mine's T400, however, I don't think it's one of the differences between T500 and T400. Smiley Sad

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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

 

LCD Panels do not go bad over time.  I have no reason to believe that your panel is in any way used.  It is probably just back stock, wihch is not actually a bad thing since LCD panels of 3-4 years ago were of much better quality then most of the current displays.

@bosomfriend wrote:

Thanks for your reply.

That's why I care it so much!

Mine's T400, however, I don't think it's one of the differences between T500 and T400. Smiley Sad


 

 

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)
Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52
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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

 T500 2081-CTO build date  Sept.7 2009 and it has a

 

      wsxga+ 1680x1050   manufactured in 2007

 

 

LTN154P3-L02

bosomfriend
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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

What you said could be true.

However, I don't think customers prefer a LCD made several years ago, even the quility may be better.  I have only one-year warranty, who knows what will happen after that.

 

BTW, the "old" LCD I mentioned doesn't mean a used one.

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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

In addition, when I called lenovo, they told me not possible to use a LCD made in 2006 for a new laptop in 2009.

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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

 

My point is that even if the LCD sat for 15 years if it wasn't in use it wouldn't be prone to any more failures then one which is only a year from manufacture with the same amount of hours on it. 
Though I don't have intimate knowledge of every laptop which Lenovo has manufactured but I have personally swapped a T61 15.4in widescreen into a T500 15.4in.
It is probable what they are saying is that your laptop screen could not be that old because it is improable one would be in storage for that length.

@bosomfriend wrote:

What you said could be true.

However, I don't think customers prefer a LCD made several years ago, even the quility may be better.  I have only one-year warranty, who knows what will happen after that.

 

BTW, the "old" LCD I mentioned doesn't mean a used one.


 

 

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)
Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52
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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

Is it giving you problems?

DRJT400
T400, 2.4 GHz P8600, 2G RAM, Win7 (32 bit)
T440s, i7 4600U, 8G RAM, Win8.1 Pro (64 bit)
bosomfriend
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Re: The manufacture date of T400 WXGA TFT LCD monitor

So far, there's no problem. I had the laptopn only around three weeks.

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