Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

125 Posts

01-26-2011

Fort Stewart, GA

520 Signins

3885 Page Views

  • Posts: 125
  • Registered: ‎01-26-2011
  • Location: Fort Stewart, GA
  • Views: 3885
  • Message 451 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2011-12-29, 4:48 AM

Called to have my panel replaced tonight - got the work order in with no problem - except they are out of stock on replacements right now.  Hopefully won't be too long.

 

As for ensuring I get a later manufactured screen, when service tech shows up to the house I will ask to look at the back of the replacement screen to see what build date is there.

Reply
Options

13 Posts

12-13-2011

California

30 Signins

192 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎12-13-2011
  • Location: California
  • Views: 192
  • Message 452 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-03, 6:11 AM

So, I haven't done anything about the issues I posted 3 posts up, too busy.  And I'm not sure if I will since overall it's a good laptop.  I also suspect that the colors are not as accurate on the replacement screen as they were on my original screen, but that could be paranoia on my part and I have no way to test this.

 

I was just poking around more and noticed about a 2mm gap between the plastic frame/bezel and the screen on the bottom.  The gap is in the middle of the screen and then it gets smaller approaching the edges.  I can push the bezel in to touch the screen, but then it just goes back to it's original spot 2mm out once I let go.   When I look down at an extreme angle at the bottom bezel area I can actually see a strip of the backight shining through where the actual lcd panel ends.  

 

It doesn't affect visibility or usability or anything, but it seems odd that there's no seal to connect the bezel to the screen.  This gap will let dust in and that doesn't seem good.  Does anyone else have this issue? 

Reply
Options

3538 Posts

07-12-2010

Malaysia

5065 Signins

104816 Page Views

  • Posts: 3538
  • Registered: ‎07-12-2010
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Views: 104816
  • Message 453 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-03, 7:08 AM
@mongoose49,

Refer to the last pic in the first post.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-Flexing-parts/td-p/503687

Is yours like that? If it is, contact support.

//JameZ
Reply
Options

13 Posts

12-13-2011

California

30 Signins

192 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎12-13-2011
  • Location: California
  • Views: 192
  • Message 454 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-08, 3:18 AM

Yeah, it's like that but not such a noticeable/sharp bend, the entire bottom bezel is slightly arched out.  I'll give support a call.

Reply
Options

2 Posts

01-09-2012

France

2 Signins

14 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2012
  • Location: France
  • Views: 14
  • Message 455 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-09, 12:29 PM

Hello !

 

I've follow that thread with interest, and wanted to raise the following question:

 

The incriminated panel is the LP125WH2 SLB1.

Now, I have noticed there is also a LP125WH2 SLB2 on the market.

 

It is harder to find.

 

I was wondering if it was some "corrected" version of the ghost affected SLB1.

Someone knows ?

Reply
Options

8095 Posts

11-19-2007

United States of America

10101 Signins

400183 Page Views

  • Posts: 8095
  • Registered: ‎11-19-2007
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 400183
  • Message 456 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-10, 15:02 PM

Mongoose49,

 

There is no foam adhesive on the bezel the way there was on some of the tablets like X61t.  It is possible that there could be a minor variance in the foil tape on the LCD panel that is causing this.  2mm seems more than I might imagine - we'd need to really look at your unit to say for certain what is going on.   

 

Mark

Reply
Options

769 Posts

08-07-2010

United States of America

1292 Signins

10446 Page Views

  • Posts: 769
  • Registered: ‎08-07-2010
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 10446
  • Message 457 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-10, 18:44 PM

Gwenouille wrote:

Hello !

I've follow that thread with interest, and wanted to raise the following question:

The incriminated panel is the LP125WH2 SLB1.

Now, I have noticed there is also a LP125WH2 SLB2 on the market.

It is harder to find.

I was wondering if it was some "corrected" version of the ghost affected SLB1.

Someone knows ?


 

The corrected panel just has a date code of 108 or later (as shown here).

John   [tips]   ThinkPad T470p:
Win8.1Pro64 | i7-7820HQ | 32GB | 512GB SSD | WQHD | AC | BT | Cam | FR
Reply
Options

2 Posts

01-09-2012

France

2 Signins

14 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2012
  • Location: France
  • Views: 14
  • Message 458 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-11, 17:17 PM

@JNavas: yes i know, but i was thinking that maybe the SLB2 was some kind of revised SLB1.

I can't find any datasheet for it, so i can't compare.

 

But the subtle numbering difference makes me think they are parented.

 

If i could make sure that the SLB2 was a bettered SLB1, then I'd go for it !

Reply
Options

125 Posts

01-26-2011

Fort Stewart, GA

520 Signins

3885 Page Views

  • Posts: 125
  • Registered: ‎01-26-2011
  • Location: Fort Stewart, GA
  • Views: 3885
  • Message 459 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-17, 15:22 PM

Just got my X220 panel replaced today.  Build date was 110909.  New part number as mentioned in an earlier post.  Sometimes you see what you want to see . . . but the image quality, as I look at my desktop photo (mountain scene, water, sky) looks better and sharper than my last IPS screen which was built in May 2011.

 

Thanks to this forum, and the unfortunate experiences of others,  I looked closely and compared the old screen with the new one, and saw that the new one did, in fact, have the plastic screen protector.  The difference did not jump out at me - or the tech.  I convinced the tech that there was one there (it was perfectly fitted to the glass) and I removed it.

 

The tech said that it was confusing as normally he would see some indication (a pull tab) or something else to show that there was a cover and that it should come off.

 

At any rate, I am pleased and glad that the new screen is in.  Does appear to be an improvement over the old one.  Hopefully no further ghosting problem.

Reply
Options

31 Posts

06-01-2011

Germany

94 Signins

288 Page Views

  • Posts: 31
  • Registered: ‎06-01-2011
  • Location: Germany
  • Views: 288
  • Message 460 of 491

Re: Defective replacement IPS screen

2012-01-18, 11:10 AM
I also got mine replace half an hour ago. I had an IPS from 1104, which got exchanged with 1108. Ghosting is still visible. But MUCH better than before. It is really faint and disappears within seconds. I think without knowing you wouldn't see it. With my Tech it was the same with the plastic screen protector. He also expected just a plastic layer taped to the screen instead of the perfectly fitted protector. But the difference was clearly visible as the IPS is a matt screen and the one with the screen protector was very mirror like. As far as I can see by now, the new screen is a definite improvement over the old one!
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms

Most Liked Authors

(Last 7 days)

View All