[ltp] T61 SXGA+ LCD panel
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. :/