I have never had W or L model, all T and X models. I chose them for their no nonsense design, serviceability, service manual and reasonably priced spare parts availability.
I imagine that all the not trendy, not shiny, not ultra thin, plain black Thinkpads are the same. I consider them easy to repair and get parts on eBay. Including couple of screens. -T On Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 6:42 PM Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Not to fork the discussion too much, but what are the opinions of the L > series wrt maintenance? > > Thanks, > -Denis > > On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 6:35 PM, Bryan Linton <p...@shoshoni.info> wrote: > > > On 2018-04-06 15:32:19, "Mke C>" <mconno...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > I'm also curious to hear from anyone who has performed this procedure > and > > > has any wise insights to share or thoughts & prayers to offer an > > > unsuspecting victim. > > > > > > > If you're looking for a maunal, the magic phrase is "hardware > > maintenance manual" plus your model of Thinkpad. > > > > Lenovo is usually pretty good about keeping these accessible on > > their website, but sometimes older models can get buried > > somewhere. I tried searching for it at levovo.com and it didn't > > pop out immediately, so you might have better luck finding it at > > some third-party sites. > > > > The IBM/Lenovo HMMs are very detailed manuals with good > > descriptions and lots of pictures, and should be all you need. > > > > That being said, I highly recommend checking out some third-party > > websites (or even searching for a video on youtube). I've replaced > > screens in a T60 and T440p, and the HMM says to do more > > disassembly than is really necessary. > > > > One has to somewhat precariously balance the screen on a towel > > placed on the keyboard while one is working and to also be wary of > > the cables holding it so they don't break, but it saved me from > > having to completely strip the system down to the frame like the > > HMM recommended. > > > > Third-party sites can also tell you about other caveats. E.g. the > > T61t models have the bezel around the screen glued on with some > > *really* strong adhesive. I was careful and managed to remove it > > over the course of about 20-30 minutes, but many people > > recommended just purchasing a replacement bezel because of how > > likely it is to break and to just rip it off in pieces. > > > > The HMMs will give you all you need to replace whatever parts you > > want, but the third-party sites will give you extra tips like the > > above. > > > > All in all, the Thinkpads are generally easy to work on if one is > > even minimally handy. With most models, it mostly just involves > > removing and replacing screws. In my experience, the T and X > > series have been very easy to work on. The W series is basically > > an extension of the T series, so they should be easy to work on > > as well. > > > > I haven't looked at the newer ultralight models like the Yoga or > > X1 Carbon yet, but at least the workhorse laptops are easy to work > > on. > > > > -- > > Bryan > > > > _______________________________________________ > > PLUG mailing list > > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug