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X60 Tablet Screen Replacement. (Multitouch)

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by EspiOne, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. EspiOne

    EspiOne Notebook Consultant

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    I have two X60 Tablets, I belongs to me and the other to my wife, a while back ago, my 2.5 year old son (at the time) cracked the screen on my my wife's Dell 700, so I looked for a replacement, found an X60 on ebay for $65, no HD, no OS, so I bought two. I have plenty of HDs. So I refurblished them and they are up and running. About a week ago, she cracked the bottom part of the screen on her X60, so I just changed the hard drive and gave her mine. Apparrently, she did not close the lid and it open on the swivel and she stepped on it.

    So I decided to sell the one with the cracked screen and be done with it, while looking for a good price, I found a X60 Multitouch screen, complete for $90. So that begs the question....

    Can I install a multitouch screen on a model that did not orginally come with an a multitouch screen?? Any comments would be appreciated on how this would work or if it would not work. Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. EspiOne

    EspiOne Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone??? Anyone ???
     
  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Retired FlexView Farmer

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    If you're getting a complete LCD assembly, you should be good to go.

    Just the screen itself won't be enough as far as I recall since the digitizer is different as well.

    Happy swapping.
     
  4. EspiOne

    EspiOne Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the input, yes, it is a whole screen LCD assembly. I would not bother with just a screen, to much to trouble to change it, as a matter of fact, I remove the LCD assembly and currently using it as work as a personal PC for music, beats me carrying my Slate 500 each day in my bag, not too heavy, but still have to undock and put it in it's case, ..... bah, bah, ... Thanks again.

    Any other comments would be appreciated.
     
  5. erik

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    my only comment is that the X60T MT panel is resistive rather than capacitive and takes a fair amount of effort to use (along with being far from accurate).   it's nowhere near the quality what modern tablets/slates/phones use.   i have an MT X61T on my shelf and never use the touch feature.

    unless you're absolutely pining for the touch feature and are willing to deal with a sub-par interface, go for it.   i wouldn't go out of my way for an X60T/X61T MT panel though.
     
  6. EspiOne

    EspiOne Notebook Consultant

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    erik

    You make a valid point, I was planning to replace it, to actually run windows 8, I know that the GUI is touch based on Windows 8 and I wanted to experience in that fashion. The only touchscreen PC I have is an HP 500 Slate, but I have heard the reviews on Windows 8 running that this Slate are not good. I am looking at an Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 that a co-worker (student) is selling. Any thoughts. ??
     
  7. erik

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    despite the "multitouch" moniker, the X60T/X61T is single-finger touch.   it was called multitouch due to allowing both pen and (single) finger input.   since then the industry changed scope and allowed multiple fingers simultaneously as input.   while the MT X60T/X61T is usable in windows 8, the resistive panel makes it less smooth than ideal.   plus it's a smudge magnet thanks to the anti-reflective coating on the glass.

    the other catch is that the X60T/X61T MT panel is only 1024x768 and windows 8 is optimized for 16:9 at a minimum of 1366x768.

    in short, it's not the best choice of panel for win 8.
     
  8. EspiOne

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    I decide to get it and I should expect it by the end of the week. I looked at some other Multitouch X series models and found only one in my price range, an X61, but the seller did not want to haggle on the price. So others, like X201, X220, and X230, way too expensive. So I settled for the screen replacement, I did come accross a standard (complete) X60 screen for $70, but I figure an extra $20 would not hurt to get a multitouch. I will keep the forum posted on the end result. I have read good reviews on Windows 8 when installed on X series, especially Mulitouch screens.
     
  9. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    You can get an X200 tablet for pretty cheap, lowest I've seen is like 300...I'm actually looking for a multi-touch model to compliment my SXGA+ X61t
     
  10. EspiOne

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    I checked the tracking on the X60 Screen, I should recieve it today, but as luck would have it, I took "Tsunade_Hume" advise and looked for a X200T, I was able to find a couple, that were about $300+/-, but none were "multitouch", but I found a X61 with "Multitouch" for $243. So I really will not be needing the X60 afterall, I figure I will install the screen and then turn around and sell it. I did find a X60 that I "thought" was "mulitouch, seller listed it as "complete touch screen". Just turned around and sold it for a $20 profit. I have to say that "multitouch" does sell for a higher price. I will keep the forum posted. It is also funny that Model/Serial does provide you with the specifications on whether it is "multitouch"
     
  11. EspiOne

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    As luck would have it, my luck, especially. I recieved the screen yesterday, installed with no issues, "not multitouch". Standard Screen. AGH:frown: and I paide $90 for it, dam it, I could have purchased another screen that was a standard screen for less, for at least $40. I am currently trying to seek a resolution.
     
  12. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Retired FlexView Farmer

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    Return it for a full refund including the shipping cost. It's really that simple.

    Good luck.
     
  13. EspiOne

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    I have asked for a partial refund, since I have installed it and it works just fine as a tablet screen, if I had gone with a regular tablet screen, it would have cost me about $60-65, so I am asking for the difference. Let the forum know how the X61 turns out, getting it on Thursday.
     
  14. EspiOne

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    I was able to get a partial refund, I stated a regular screen would have cost me $65, so I he refunded the difference. I got the X61 on Wednesday, I had deliveried to the office, but was out for a few days. So it sat on my desk, waiting for me.

    I did a clean install of Windows 8 Release Preview, 64bit. I installed it on a OCZ 80GB SSD Drive, so the install when well, although, I have to say the install did take longer then Windows 7, I install from USB, easier and faster, (don't have to worry about a optical drive). Driver installation was not a problem, Windows update resolved most, if not all the driver issues, one device (later removed this ), WAN Sierra Card, could not install the drivers needed, even used Windows 7 64bit. The one main reason I purchased the X61 was to get the finger touch aspect of Windows 8, turns out the finger touch is not senitive enough, where you have to push down pretty hard to get the screen to sense your finger, my HP Slate is more sensitive, I think I should have got a HP Slate instead. I will either continue to post here or create a new post.
     
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    Any news on the X61? Were you able to make the screen more sensitive through different drivers?
    I am thinking about doing the same thing as you with a X60. What was the part number of the multiscreen that you purchased? Would you advise not to waste money on buying a multitouch screen?
     
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    Hi Echoplexi,

    I own a X60T since last year and I've changed the lcd screen on it because the backlight was too dim. So I got a X61T multitouch screen assembly and only the LCD panel fit right on the x60t. The multitouch is composed of a front plate (which is able to detect one finger at the time) and a back layer who are adhered to the lcd which serve to detect the postition of the pencil.

    The touch assembly is not compatible with the x60t because the module is not pin compatible and dont have the same interface for the pencil dectection layer, My advice is: don't put cash on a x61t screen assembly to fit on a x60t exept if you want to chance the lcd panel for a better one.

    To conclude, I collabore with others who tell that the accurancy of the touch is unnacurate. It's mainly because it work with a serial interface which is slower than usb. The resistive panel is harder to work with because it's a surface which have 512 levels of pressure which serve to wirting and drawing.
     

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