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Quagmyre
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Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

Hi all,

 

I have a T61p (6457-BQG) with a 15.4'' WSXGA+ (1680x1050) screen. After having worked with it for a while, I find the resolution to be a little too high for my needs since I don't want to stick my nose almost right onto the screen every time I work with the machine (Yes, my eyesight sucks). Just using a lower resolution makes everything look blurry, and since I'm on Windows XP I don't want to just change DPI or the text size because that causes graphical screwups with many applications.

 

I wonder if it is possible to replace the current LCD with a T61 one from the 15.4'' WXGA+ (1280x800) series. 

 

 

 

wjli2
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Re: Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

you have to do it yourself or find a third party, don't think Lenovo officially do this kind of down grade.
Quagmyre
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Re: Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

Yes, according to the hardware maintenance manual, it's possible to swap LCDs without requiring special tools or procedures not available to normal people.

However, an LCD panel, even if it is an original Lenovo part, is not a CRU, and as stated by this site: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68233.html#wuxga

LCDs are not meant to be swapped by the customer.

 

So, if Lenovo itself doesn't offer the option to swap LCDs, is there any way to swap an LCD "officially" so that the warranty on the machine can be retained?

 

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Re: Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

It is debatable whether the screen swap would void the warranty on the entire machine. Personally, I'm tempted to say "no". Most of it should remain covered, but any part (LCD, LCD cable) that you have re-installed would not be covered.

 

Although swapping the LCD is not that difficult of a task, I'd sell the machine and replace it with one that has the resolution to your liking.

 

And, no, Lenovo will not replace the LCD with a different type, even if you ask them very nicely...Smiley Wink

 

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

George




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Quagmyre
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Re: Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

Hmm .. I don't want to sell my current machine and get a different one because it is pretty new and proved to work stable with no issues. Who knows what problems I'd get with an entirely new machine.

 

So, to put an end to the guesswork, I'd appreciate if someone from Lenovo could comment on what would happen to my machine's warranty if I decided to swap out the current WSXGA+ panel for an original Lenovo 1280x800 WXGA part?

 

 

Thanks 

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Re: Downgrade LCD WSXGA+ to WXGA

if the machine has to go in for depot service and you're worried about it, just put it back to stock.

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