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      Display (LCD) replacement for defective pixels - for ThinkPads sold in 2007 or earlier


      Display (LCD) replacement for defective pixels - for ThinkPads sold in 2007 or earlier

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      Note: There is a new Pixel Policy for Thinkpads sold in 2008 or later.

      Pixel Policy for ThinkPads sold in 2008 or later
      Pixel Policy for IdeaPad

      The thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) for notebook computers contains many TFTs. The presence of a small number of missing, discolored, or lit all the time dots or pixels is characteristic of TFT LCD technology due to manufacturing process for such technology irrespective of manufacturer.

      If your LCD has defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty until the number of defective pixels meets or exceeds the number listed in the criteria table. Where the number of defective pixels is equal to or greater than the number listed in the criteria table, the LCD will be deemed faulty and will be replaced if within the warranty period if requested.

      LCD defective pixel criteria
      Minimum quantity of defective pixels required for LCD replacement

      LCD resolution
      Screen size
      ThinkPad systems
      Thinkpads manufactured before June 2006
      Thinkpads manufactured during or after June 2006
      Bright dots
      Dark dots
      Bright and dark dots
      Bright dots
      Dark dots
      Bright and dark dots
      SVGA
      800 x 600 resolution
      12.1inch 390E, 570
      A20m, A21e, A21m, A22m
      X20, X21
      i Series 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1800
      5
      5
      9
      5
      6
      6
      XGA
      1024 x 768 resolution
      10.4inch s30, s31
      5
      5
      9
      5
      6
      6
      12.1inch X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31, X32
      X40, X41, X41 Tablet, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
      i Series 1600
      8
      8
      9
      5
      6
      6
      13.3inch 390E, 570, 600X
      R30, R31, R32
      T20, T21, T22, T23
      i Series 1200, 1300, 1400
      14.1inch A20m, A21m, A22m, A30, A31
      G40, G41
      R30, R31, R32, R40, R40e
      R50, R50e, R51, R51e, R52
      R60, R60e
      T20, T21, T22, T23, T30
      T40, T41, T42, T42p, T43, T43p, T60, T60p
      i Series 1400, 1500, 1800
      390E, 390X
      15inch A20m, A21e, A21m, A22m, A30, A31
      G40, G41
      R50, R50e, R51, R51e, R52
      R60, R60e
      T43, T43p
      i Series 1400, 1500, 1800
      390X
      SXGA+
      1400 x 1050 resolution
      14.1inch R50p, R60, R60e
      T21, T22, T23, T30, T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
      T60, T60p
      11
      13
      16
      5
      8
      10
      15inch

      A20p, A22m, A30, A31
      G40, G41
      R40, R50, R50e, R51, R51e, R52
      R60, R60e

      UXGA
      1600 x 1200 resolution
      15inch A21p, A22p
      A30p , A31p, R50p, R51
      T42, T42p, T43, T43p, T60, T60p
      11
      16
      16
      5
      13
      13
      QXGA
      2048 x 1536 resolution
      15inch R51
      11
      16
      16
      5
      13
      13
      WXGA
      1280 × 768 resolution
      14.1inch Z60t, Z61t
      8
      8
      9
      5
      6
      6
      WXGA
      1280 × 800 resolution
      15.4inch Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, R61, T61
      8
      8
      9
      5
      6
      6
      WXGA+
      1440 x 900 resolution
      13.3inch X300
      5
      8
      10
      14.1inch Z61t, R61, T61
      11
      13
      16
      5
      8
      10
      WSXGA+
      1680 × 1050 resolution
      15.4inch Z60m, Z61e, Z61m
      11
      13
      16
      5
      8
      10

      Notes:

      • Lenovo will not provide replacement if the LCD is within specification as we can not guarantee that any replacement LCD will have zero pixel defects.
      • A bright dot means a pixel is always on (white or color).
      • A dark dot means a pixel is always off (black color).
      • One pixel consists of R, G, B sub-pixels.

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-4U9P53
      • Document ID: HT036019
      • Last Updated :08 May 2015
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