[ltp] T61 SXGA+ LCD panel

Rob Tomsick linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:34:39 -0500

On Thu, 2013-12-26 at 08:14 -0600, green wrote:
> Rob Tomsick wrote at 2013-12-25 11:41 -0600:
> > On Wed, 2013-12-25 at 09:10 -0600, green wrote:
> > > My T61 SXGA+ LCD panel has become quite dim.  I have considered
> > > replacing the CCFL or getting a LED backlight kit.  However, from
> > > responses here (thanks), these options seem to be less practical than
> > > simply replacing the LCD panel.
> > > 
> > > According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual, there are (or were)
> > > panels for the T61 from Hydis, Samsung, and TMD.  Is it possible to
> > > find out what panel I currently have without removing it?
> > 
> > Yes.  There is a pair of tools (get-edid and parse-edid) that will
> > retrieve and parse (respectively) the EDID info from your panel. 
> Excellent.  The only output that looks like it might identify the LCD
> is `ModelName "LEN:2240`, and I am not finding anything with searches
> on that.  I will look around some more later, also.  Thanks.

Hmm... That ultimately may not be sufficient.  You should be able to
look at the raw EDID output.  When I last did it I seem to remember that
piping the EDID dump into `strings`, and that one of the resulting
strings (IIRC the last one) looked suspiciously like a model number.

So basically, try:

	get-edid | strings

And look at the last couple lines.

I'd try it myself, but I haven't had a T6x in a while. :/