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01-13-2011

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Lenovo X201 Screen Upgrade from WXGA to WXGA+

2011-01-13, 15:35 PM

Hello,

 

I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my screen, from a standard WXGA 1280x800 model 42T0510:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70520

 

To the more interesting  WXGA+ 1440x900 model 42T0480 used in Lenovos X201s:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-71896

 

Just to know if it is possible and also what do I need to perform it, only the screen or also changing the panel...

 

Thanks

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Re: Lenovo X201 Screen Upgrade from WXGA to WXGA+

2011-01-13, 22:46 PM
Yes, but the panel is hard to source, it costs around 500 to 700 dollars to get a new one. I was tempted to do it, but got put off by the cost. I could of get a complete machine for that sort of price.
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Re: Lenovo X201 Screen Upgrade from WXGA to WXGA+

2011-01-14, 22:18 PM

So it is possible to update it with only the screen and no additional part?.

 

I ask this because parts of both screen panel are not the same. (look the links of my first message.

 

Thank you for your answer  lead_org

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06-07-2011

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Re: Lenovo X201 Screen Upgrade from WXGA to WXGA+

2011-06-07, 2:02 AM

A quick check on eBay (for what it is worth) of some available x201 replacment screens indicates that the (1440*900) 42T0480 has a 40 pin connector, whereas the standard 1280*800 pixel version (42T0510) has a 30 pin connector. I'm quite interested in this upgrade as well so if anyone has managed it successfully, please let us know.

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06-13-2011

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Re: Lenovo X201 Screen Upgrade from WXGA to WXGA+

2011-06-13, 5:20 AM
It's probably easier swapping the entire lid assembly than the panels themselves. You would still have to mostly disassemble the notebook, but is significantly less risk to warping the screen bezel.
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