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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:35 am 
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The big question now is: how is the X201(s)? Same connection as the X200(s)?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:19 pm 
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I bought an HV121WX4-120 with a digitizer for $99 on EBay and a brand new CCFL WXGA X200 (for a lot more than $99 :) ). I should be able to do this modification early next week. It will probably take me longer to remove the digitizer and touch panel than to do the actual LCD removal/installation.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:30 am 
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jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:
The big question now is: how is the X201(s)? Same connection as the X200(s)?

Depends. All the X201 will be LED panels while the X200 can come with either a LED or CFFL, which would will give it a different connector depend on the screen. Since the X201 and X200 share a HMM, my guess would be if you're willing to replace enough parts you could get the CFFL LCD to work in the X201.

Sounds like you're going to have a nice little portable on your hands Harry. Congrats. I'm kind of jealous.

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FredGarvin - thanks!


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Harryc wrote:
I bought an HV121WX4-120 with a digitizer for $99 on EBay and a brand new CCFL WXGA X200 (for a lot more than $99 :) ). I should be able to do this modification early next week. It will probably take me longer to remove the digitizer and touch panel than to do the actual LCD removal/installation.


Only if the seller knew that there is a higher demand for the panel without the writing surface than for the panel with one... he wouldn't have priced his panel with a scratched writing surface at such a low price. Even a TN panel costs more than $99.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Agreed, but the only way he'd know that is if he was a member here or at notebookreview.com. I am glad he isn't :).


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What's the difference between 100 and 110 versions of this panel? They seem to be both glossy. Are they both compatible with X200?

Harryc wrote:
I bought an HV121WX4-120 with a digitizer for $99 on EBay

Are you sure you got the matte 120 version and not the glossy 100 or 110 one? Are there any more on eBay? I can't find them.

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yak wrote:
What's the difference between 100 and 110 versions of this panel? They seem to be both glossy. Are they both compatible with X200?
Are you sure you got the matte 120 version and not the glossy 100 or 110 one? Are there any more on eBay? I can't find them.

I don't know the difference between the 100 and 110's, but the 110 is glossy and it is compatible with an X200. As far as what I got, here's the EBay auction.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0413762198


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I got my HV121WX4 panel on ebay for $50. I guess some people don't care enough to price them higher :lol:

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I get used to both actually, but I may just be flexible.
There is no outdoor readable panel. That's only for LED-backlit.
There's only one type of CCFL panel.

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I have thought about this for some time, but on the other hand, I'm quite happy with my X61s SXGA+. And I'm not too much into sacrificing 30 % of the resolution by going to WXGA. Avalon, how does it feel working on WXGA compared to SXGA+ ?

Also, which panel would be the best for this? I think the outdoor readable one would make most sence, but I have never seen any x20x display in real life.

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jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:
The big question now is: how is the X201(s)? Same connection as the X200(s)?


X201(s) now comes with LED screen as standard. If you want to replace the screen, you'll have to replace the whole upper assembly.

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So if LED is standard......

Why wouldn't they use the same connector scheme as the tablet? Might as well try to standardize, right?

Who wants to tear into their brand new laptop?

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AvalonXIII wrote:
X201(s) now comes with LED screen as standard. If you want to replace the screen, you'll have to replace the whole upper assembly.


The X201 WXGA shares the same upper assembly as you call it with the X200, regardless of whether the screen is LED or CCFL backlit.

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Ok, so I received the HV121WX4-120. It is a FRU# 45N6091, which is a CCFL LCD from an X200 TABLET 12.1 WXGA. It does not have any glass touch panel, but it does have a digitizer card taped to the back. My understanding in looking at the X200T maintenance manual is that there are (2) types of X200 tablet LCD's, one is a single touch panel, and the other is a direct bonding glass model (multitouch ?). I'd assume that I have the single touch panel model. Will this fit in an X200? It is very thin, so I am not worried about the thickness of it, just the connector. It appears to be 1.25 inches long or so. Also, I'd assume that if it does fit I can just leave the digitizer card in place? I'm not trying to be lazy here, it's just that I'd rather not take apart a one day old X200 for no particular reason ;).


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Harryc wrote:
Ok, so I received the HV121WX4-120. It is a FRU# 45N6091, which is a CCFL LCD from an X200 TABLET 12.1 WXGA. It does not have any glass touch panel, but it does have a digitizer card taped to the back. My understanding in looking at the X200T maintenance manual is that there are (2) types of X200 tablet LCD's, one is a single touch panel, and the other is a direct bonding glass model (multitouch ?). I'd assume that I have the single touch panel model. Will this fit in an X200? It is very thin, so I am not worried about the thickness of it, just the connector. It appears to be 1.25 inches long or so. Also, I'd assume that if it does fit I can just leave the digitizer card in place? I'm not trying to be lazy here, it's just that I'd rather not take apart a one day old X200 for no particular reason ;).


So the scratch is on the screen itself? :(

I was under the impression that even the single touch model has a touch panel (may or may not be made of glass) on top of the LCD panel, since the LCD itself cannot sense touch input.

Anyway, I remember reading on a Taiwanese forum that someone successfully installed the screen with the digitizer still on the back. Can't find that page right now, so I may be wrong. But since it's only held by tape, you should be able to remove it easily.


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The CCFL X200t model doesn't have touchscreen, so there is no touch panel on the front.

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So the scratch is on the screen itself? :(

I was under the impression that even the single touch model has a touch panel (may or may not be made of glass) on top of the LCD panel, since the LCD itself cannot sense touch input.

Anyway, I remember reading on a Taiwanese forum that someone successfully installed the screen with the digitizer still on the back. Can't find that page right now, so I may be wrong. But since it's only held by tape, you should be able to remove it easily.

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AvalonXIII wrote:
The CCFL X200t model doesn't have touchscreen, so there is no touch panel on the front.

Thanks for the information. That's the LCD I bought then. @khtse, it has a small scuff on the upper left. Here's a pic of it installed. Look to the right of the IE icon...and yes the digitizer is still there.
http://home.comcast.net/~harryc56/Jpegs/X200_AFFS.jpg


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khtse wrote:
I remember reading on a Taiwanese forum that someone successfully installed the screen with the digitizer still on the back. Can't find that page right now, so I may be wrong. But since it's only held by tape, you should be able to remove it easily.


By digitizer are you referring to the WACOM chip and circuitry on the back? That definitely does not need to be removed. I wonder if it consumes power even though its functions are not used?


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