I bought a used T61, model # 8895-CTO (middle eastern), prod.id 8895WD2
It currently has an XGA screen, 1024x768 resolution, and I'm pondering exchanging it for a SXGA+ screen to get a bit more screen real-estate.
What I'm wondering is whether the connectors line up, etc.
And also if anyone with experience with these SXGA+ panels have anything to contribute - I've seen two different model numbers (Samsung and TMD).
Is it possible to exchange these?
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Yes, the swap is doable and many users have performed it with no issues.
All you need is a new screen. Make sure to get the genuine Lenovo panel with a FRU number on it, not a "compatible" one.
Given a choice, TMD is preferred to Samsung by most people I've known.