[ltp] T61 LED backlight mod

Bert Haskins linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:40:12 -0500

On 12/23/2013 11:51 PM, green wrote:
> Bert Haskins wrote at 2013-12-23 13:46 -0600:
>> On 12/23/2013 10:47 AM, green wrote:
>>> I have also considered replacing the CCFL instead, but maybe this is
>>> more difficult than the LED mod, based on your experience?
>> Imagine a #2 pencil lead that is inside of a long thin sheet metal
>> "U" that is tightly pressed into a
>> piece of plastic.
>> The trick is to get the piece of sheet metal out and back in without
>> deforming it in any way.
>> I would guess that installing the led is actually a little easier
>> than the ccfl but it looks like
>> a very tough job.
>> I would also think that the rotational alignment of the leds would
>> be a factor where it's
>> of no concern with ccfls.
> Wow.  Maybe I will just squint at my display for a while longer.
>> After all of this I must say that I've have a watch out on the big
>> crapshoot place for a suitable
>> T61 R61 candidate.
>> Any suggestions for an even better choice would be appreciated.
> In my opinion, the T61 is the only decent laptop available, primarily
> because of the decent SXGA+ display in a reasonably portable form
> factor.  Also because it retains some of the ThinkPad build quality
> and runs Linux well.
The other option is to get and replace either the entire top section
or the complete lcd.
Neither of these is a very bid deal especially if you get the maintenance
manual and follow it.