09-23-2012 08:47 AM
I have a Thinkpad X1 that started with a hairline crack in the glass, which then spread to the entire screen. I sent it to Lenovo after being told it was covered under warranty, and was then quoted $750 for the repair. Obviously I'm having it sent back. I would have no problem replacing the screen myself, but I can't find it anywhere. The actual LCD underneath the glass is undamaged, but it appears that the LCD/Glass comes as one part, and cannot be purchased separately. Lenovo lists the part (LCD Assembly) as 04W1768, which turns up very few results in a google search. .Lenovo does list it for sale for $450 or so, but it's out of stock. The rest of the online stores I've found just list an X1 13.3" screen (Not the part number) and show a stock picture and can't verify whether the glass is included.
Does anyone know where to find a replacement screen, or have any experience with this issue on an X1? I've spent hours searching, and this is the most difficult to find PC part I've ever encountered!