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NEWBIE: screen replacement question

Hi  (i had posted this in the wrong forum)

I have a T43 and unfortunately, the screen cracked, rendering it unusable. I found someone selling a screen who states " it's an XGA LCD 14.1 screen which can be used for the T-40 series" I currently run ATI Graphics, though i'm not sure which version i have and can't check since the screen is cracked. Will this work? Are there some more specific questions i need to ask before buying? Do you folks need some more info from me? I am in complete uncharted waters here and can use all the help i can get and obviously don't want to waste money and time.

 

Thanks for your help, i really appreciate it

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Re: NEWBIE: screen replacement question

I have questions. Is it a whole assembly, or a panel? Is your old screen XGA or SXGA+?
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Re: NEWBIE: screen replacement question

 

Good question, the puncture is in the panel producing a "burst" of colors,lines, paterns.....the assembly is all in excellent condition. I was looking to replace the whole screen, but i guess just the panel is what's broken, so not sure what to do here. Again, i'm a noob!

 

Also, how would i find out if my old one is XGA or SXGA?

 

Thanks!

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Re: NEWBIE: screen replacement question

What is the model number (from the bar code sticker on the back). It will have a format like 2686-XXX. If the 3 characters at the end are "CTO" (configured to order), I will also need the serial number (next to the model, like L3-XXXXX), but don't post it in the open forum. Send me a private message.
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Re: NEWBIE: screen replacement question

Sure thing, i'll take a look when i get home tonight, Thanks!

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Re: NEWBIE: screen replacement question

Just make sure that you're buying a genuine IBM/Lenovo issued panel which must have a FRU number, regardless of the manufacturer of the actual screen, otherwise you might blow the motherboard.


Any genuine 14" panel from T4x/R5x series ThinkPads will work in your T43.


If you've never replaced the screen before, swapping an entire assembly might be a better idea...all "how to" bits are in the HMM:


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58791


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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