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Greps Everything
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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
Location: Bergen, Norway
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Exchange XGA for SXGA+ screen on T61 4:3 laptop?

I bought a used T61, model # 8895-CTO (middle eastern), 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?

IT-technician, running my own company in Bergen, Norway
Thinkpad T61, 8895CTO C2D 2Ghz/4GB/120GB SSD/1400x1050
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Re: Exchange XGA for SXGA+ screen on T61 4:3 laptop?

Welcome to the forum!

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.

Good luck.



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