Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook ?

ThinkPad repair from hell

\015 I had a thinkpad T23 2647-4MU: 30Gb HD; 128Mb standard memory + 512Mb additional; PIII 1.13 GHz; XGA Active Matrix LCD (LG X10).\015\012\015\012One day it decided just not to do any more processing. The power would come on, the fan would speed up and then slow down, then speed up and then slow down, then speed up... well you get the picture. I couldn't get to POST. No beeps, no nothing except the fan noise and the power light glowing green.\015\012\015\012Diagnosis: dead motherboard. Solution: purchased cheap MB on eBay. This worked until I lost my balance while testing the LCD from the 4MU and cracked the functioning LCD! (The air was very blue at this time).\015\012\015\012OK. Diagnosis: Dead LCD. Solution: purchased cheap used LCD on eBay. Great! removed LCD panel from lid and find that I've purchased a Hitachi SXGA LCD. The ribbon cable from the 4MU was attached to an XGA LCD and is too small to fit into the SXGA screen.....\015\012\015\012I've found some places that sell the particular ribbon cable for this Hitachi LCD. Here are my questions: If I buy this cable, will I be able to plug it into the existing 4MU motherboard or did the T23's with SXGA use a different plug or different video card or whatever. Will the SXGA even work on my machine? The resolution for the SXGA sounds better than the XGA, but I've been happy with the XGA for years and I don't want to throw good money into the mix and still end up with a bunch of parts and screws and no functioning laptop. \015\012\015\012Help!!!!\015

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Ive wondered about whether or not you can put a better screen on my t23 as well. i would suggest, if you happen to be a very good electrician, to maybe look up what each individual wire for the ribbon cable or motherboard ribbon cable input of the t23 is for and what each wire for that particular sxga screen is for. then, if youre insanely ambitious and good at soldering, you might be able to rig something up. i say this with my only experience being from doing a similar but not nearly as complex thing with a flash drive and looking up all the conductors of a usb cable.
it MIGHT work. it is most likely not worth it.
I've got one with the same problem. I've been through the model at Lenovo's site, and your best bet is to replace the lcd with what it came with. It's possible an sxga would plug in (there are always extra pins on the motherboard side), but probably wouldn't work. The cable is almost as much as the lcd.\015\012Good luck
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