Upgrading Screen on T440p

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  1. Datamonger

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    So I lucked into a T440p for a mere $40 at Goodwill. For the most part, everything works. However, the screen seems to be a little wonky and it seems to be coming to the board for the screen itself. Now I definitely plan to replace the screen, but if I'm doing that, I might as well upgrade as well. So I need to know, is it as simple as swapping out the panel or would this require a new display cable as well?
     
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    Thanks for that info. I would like to know though, is there a specific reason I shouldn't go with a compatible panel?
     
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    because you'll probably just get crap that's "compatible"
     
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    Well that makes sense. I thought maybe it was because the panel wouldn't work quite right. Thanks again!
     
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    Time for an update! I ordered the new panel and it arrived yesterday while I was at work. About 5 minutes of work and the screen was installed. What a huge difference too.
     
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    Did you get the 1.3 revision?
     
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    Yep. Scored it for right around US$60.00. I also tossed a brand new 1TB hard drive in there and upped the RAM to 8GB. With the addition of an SSD and replacing the T440 trackpad with one from a T450, I think my $40 thrift store laptop will become my main Windows portable. I may even drop an i7 in there at some point.
     
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    how nice of you to get such a great deal .-.
     
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