After all I bought this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TM:US:1123
- it was already in June. I agreed with the seller to send me the FRU original (04w1544; AUO B156HW01 V.4, 95% NTSC) panel and he did.
If I remember correctly on the back sticker was the FRU 04w1544 and AUO B156HW01 V.4 - most likely the panel Lenovo is using and I am very satisfied with it. I installed it and haven't had any problems since.
Sorry I am not sure about the other details (manufacturing date..) and I am not going to open my LCD.
Rather disconcerting.. You said the seller agreed to send you the FRU original. His ebay picture of the LCD back sticker clearly does not have any FRU number printed at the location where it's supposed to be. Also you said you remember the back sticker had AUO B156HW01 V.4
. I can make out AUO B156HW01 from the back sticker of his picture but "V.4" is missing, it's clearly blank at that spot.
As if that wasn't enough, in his description he says "Screen Finish: Glossy or Matte at random
I've worked inside chinese companies and I know how chaotic and underhanded they are. I think he might have shipped you a refurbished pulled panel because this is certainly not the stock that he is selling is on that listing.
This removes any confidence from making a buy. I'd prefer to take the luck factor out of a >$120 decision.