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Re: T61 LCD quality

2008-08-08, 16:10 PM

I decided to send it in and cough up the money to have lenovo swap the panel, as I also gave the warranty aspect a thought.

No technical problems according to them, and all the other FRU codes are similar between the wuxga and wsxga models.

Have to wait and see how it turns out.

6460-d8g here too (already XP downgraded ;) ). 

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Re: T61 LCD quality

2008-08-08, 19:48 PM
How much did you pay to have the LCD changed? I have a T61 with a messed up LCD where the technicians do not see the defect but I can clearly see it, and I totally hate Lenovo right now and once I get it back I'm just going to sell it off.
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Re: T61 LCD quality

2008-08-09, 8:44 AM
Haven't seen the bill/laptop as of yet, but they quoted a price of 230€ for the panel and 170€ for work. Going to get the laptop back sometimes middle of next week. You're not alone hating lenovo right now.
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Re: T61 LCD quality

2008-08-10, 9:20 AM

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Haven't seen the bill/laptop as of yet, but they quoted a price of 230€ for the panel and 170€ for work. Going to get the laptop back sometimes middle of next week. You're not alone hating lenovo right now.

wooo that is pricey, maybe you could just buy another laptop for that price and switch the panels, lol. I don't think I'm going to pay them to change the panel then, maybe other users won't be as sensitive to the display as I am, like those technicians...

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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-13, 5:48 AM

I had one T42 with a 15" 1440*1050 LCD, and I was very happy about the LCD.  The viewing angle was great, though it was a little dark compared with others.  And now I have a T61 with a 14.1" 1440*900 LCD.  The "new" LCD disappoints me indeed, since it has terribly narrow viewing angle and makes me dizzy sometimes when I work long time on the laptop.

 

Because of the satisfactory experience with my previous T42, I intended to recommend T61p with WUXGA LCD to my brother who is gonna replace his current  laptop.  I thought the T61 I've got is a lower end version and got bad LCD, and T61p would be equipped with LCDs of  similar or better quality than my old T42.  However, it seems the truth is to the contrary.  People complaint about the LCDs.  

 

I'm still satisfied with the rigid structure and good keyboard from thinkpad.  Nonetheless, I'll seek to buy laptops of other brands which provide LCDs of good quality in the future.

 

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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-13, 12:23 PM

Hello all,

 

I just got my new T61P last week and I have to say that I, too am extremely disappointed with the screen.  It is crisp and clear, I will give it that.   But even at maximum brightness (Fn+Home), it is dark.  I have had many IBM/Lenovo laptops over the years and I only see screens this bad on 10 year old T20's!

 

The screen I have is the WUXGA 15.4" LCD at 1920x1200.

 

Is there anything I can try before calling Lenovo about this?  Do I just have the graphics settings wrong somehow?

 

Thanks!

 

Chris

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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-14, 0:47 AM
You can mess with the image color settings in the display properties, but I'm not sure what else can be done. You can call tech support and have it EZServ or whatever and you can ship it to the servicing center, where the technician will try to see if he can find the 'problem,' otherwise they'll just update the BIOS and assume it is fine and ship the same thing back to you (which is what is happening with me). =/
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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-14, 18:22 PM

Aaaahh. Just got the t61p back with the LG wsxga+ (was samsung wuxga). If in doubt, swap the panel is what I say now. The new panel is just perfect, clear, bright and with good colours. Well worth the hassle and cash. Now I can even use the privacy filter. Would've been impossible with the dim samsung.

Even this they borked though, neglected to ship ye olde panel which I still do want as it's the original part. Another day, another call to make to lenovo non-support.

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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-29, 15:47 PM
The plot thickens. According to the company lenovo contracts service jobs from, I don't own the old panel. Instead it now magically belongs to them. They must be doing some side business with old parts. Lenovo's support person was as astounded as I. Well, I would still have a use for the old panel as a machine panel display, so I guess I'll leave lenovo and the service company fighting over the panel and get a new one. No use trying to send a bill to me for the new panel either after I just waited a couple of weeks to get the machine panel project going.
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Re: T61P LCD quality for WUXGA

2008-08-29, 22:40 PM

markus wrote:
The plot thickens. According to the company lenovo contracts service jobs from, I don't own the old panel. Instead it now magically belongs to them. They must be doing some side business with old parts. Lenovo's support person was as astounded as I. Well, I would still have a use for the old panel as a machine panel display, so I guess I'll leave lenovo and the service company fighting over the panel and get a new one. No use trying to send a bill to me for the new panel either after I just waited a couple of weeks to get the machine panel project going.

If you have your laptop back in your possession and no one has presented a bill for payment prior to this time, I'd think it fairly safe to assume that the replacement was performed under warranty in which case the old panel doesn't beling to you anymore.

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