[ltp] Thinkpad 770 hardware (screen) question.

Charles E Taylor IV linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:14:02 -0500

I have a 770X (14.1" display) with a dead backlight.  Whether it's the
inverter or the backlight that's toasted, I don't know (how can I tell?). 
It's not a loose cable, though. :)

My question is this:  Can I buy a junk 770 (say one of the P233 models)
and replace my 770X's top with the good top/screen assembly?  I figure
from looking at the IBM service guide that I'd have no trouble with the
14.1" screens/tops interchanging - but can I get a (cheaper) 770
with a 13.3" screen and do the swap?  I don't care about the larger
screen, as it's the same resolution (1024x768) as the smaller one.  I just
want to get a usable machine again without spending a lot of money. 
Anyone with experience in this area?

*  Charles Taylor <tomalek@mindspring.com>
*  Chemistry teacher, Linux enthusiast!
*  College Chemistry website: http://home.mindspring.com/~charletiv/