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Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 4:27 AM

My X220 IPS was damaged so I get random lines unless I keep the screen at a specific position. Sometimes moving the lid helps, sometimes tapping at a certian spot (around Lenovo at the bottom) helps.

 

Where is a reliable place to order a replacement IPS screen? Amazon reviews are mixed with most claiming they recieved TN instead of IPS panels.

 

Is this correct part # LP125WH2?

 

Also this help page here says replacing the cable might be first step, what is the part number for the cable? Does anyone know? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x220-IPS-screen-flickering/ta-p/702355

I have the exact same issue.

 

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• X220, Intel i5 2540M, 12.5 IPS, BT, FP • S405, AMD A6-4455M •T450S i5-5300U, 12 GB, IPS, BT
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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 10:12 AM

Hi

LP125WH2 is a common part of the matrice p/n for the certain series.
Series includes different matrice types and hardware revisions. For example, LP125WH2-TLB1 is TN matrice, compatible with x220.

Officially, LGD LP125WH2-SLB1 (or, in another format, LP125WH2(SL)(B1) ) and newer and a bit better LGD LP125WH2-SLB3 are the only IPS matrices in the x220 compatibility list. Their p/ns are, respectively:
FRU 93P5675 (mfg p/n 93P5674),
FRU 04W3462 (mfg p/n 0A66673)

But there is at least another one, fully compatible matrice:
LP125WH2-SLT1 (not SLT2 or SLT3 !!! )
This matrice is newer and has a better quality.

Do not agree with seller to send "compatible" matrice! Only certain matrice with p/ns above are IPS and compatible in reality. Ask the seller for warranty he sends the matrice you've purchased, with photo of labels on the matrice and packing box. Also, ask the seller to send the matrice in the "Grade A" or "Grade A+"condition, it is one of the warranties the matrice is new, w/o dead pixels.

LCD cable assembly has FRU 04W1679.



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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 18:19 PM

Thank you very much for this vast amount of good info you provided, I will be sure to target one of the newer or at least the IPS panels you listed.

 

Before I accept your post as solution, is there any vendor/seller that Lenovo community likes to use (other than Official lenovo part store) ?

 

Found this:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-LP125WH2-SL-REPLACEMENT-LP125WH2-SLT1/dp/B00A4K0NZI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1429640518&sr=1-1&keywords=LP125WH2-SLT1

 

 

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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 18:53 PM
Note, all matrices I've mentioned are IPS.

Lenovo sells parts via official service providers or via IBM parts store (I don't remember URL as it's unuseful for me because of the unbelievable prices).

All other sources are unofficial.



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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 19:05 PM

I see, is there anyway to check what I have, if I open my LCD housing, can I read my panel's model # anywhere so I can buy it?

 

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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 19:48 PM

Sure, you can.

 

Any panels I've listed are compatible with ANY x220 model, even with TN panel factory preinstalled..

 

Many hardware test tools show panel model. HWiNFO is an example.
Also, Lenovo on line service allows to get parts list of your laptop (screen p/n and description ncluding) based on its serial number:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/ibasepartslookup

I can, almost, warrant: if your laptop has been produced in 2012 and later, screen model is LP125WH2-SLB3. Earlier laptops had matrices LP125WH2-SLB1. Of course, I mean IPS panels only.



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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 19:57 PM

Oh my god, you just saved me from going through the trouble of opening my LCD panel & lid!

And to think I had HWinfo for temperature monitoring all this time! Yes, I bought their IPS panel when I ordered this X220:

 

HwInfo confirms Monitor Name (Manuf):  LP125WH2-SLB1

I will look for direct replacement with this model #, and what would be my alternative (Not-TN, but IPS) is LP125WH2-SLB3 a direct IPS replacement with same pins/connectors?

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 20:08 PM
Yes, SLB3 and SLT1 (do not afraid of SLT1, it's really better).

Of course, all panels we'e talking about, have LVDS signal interface, i.e.compatible connectors.



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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 20:18 PM
Thanks for all your help. I guess if I can't find either it should be OK to get SLB1 (FRU 93P5675 (mfg p/n 93P5674)), right?
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Re: Where is a reliable place to buy X220 IPS replacement?

2015-04-21, 20:25 PM
Why not? :)
aftermarket stores, ebay, ali etc. are full of that model offers.
But what for? Again, it's too old matrice.



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