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L440/L540 ram compatibility

Q: L440/L540 ram compatibility

Would anyone from Lenovo be able to give me the 'supplier part number' for an 8GB DRAM or DDR DIMM that works with this L440 Laptop - Type 20ASS06Y00 S/N R9****** ?

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A: L440/L540 ram compatibility

03X6657 is the Lenovo part number. That corresponds to several manufacturers' part numbers off various brands.

If you are buying non-Lenovo-branded RAM, you need DDR3L (1.35v) 1600 mHz SODIMM. It might be described as PC3-12800. Avoid RAM labeled Value Ram. I always suggest checking return policy on RAM before buying. Everybody has their favorite brands. If I am buying RAM for myself, I like Corsair Vengeance. I have never had a failure or a compatibility problem.

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So I got 2x8gb of RAM, my L440 came with 4. I took out the 4gb slot and put the first 8gb stick on there. My problem is that I can't put on the second RAM stick. The RAM pins dont slide in like the first one. I try to lightly push it in but It doesnt slide in the slot. Am I doing something wrong? Where exactly are the pins supposed to go?
 
 













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A:Re: L440/L540 second ram slot

Hello Mui, welcome to the community,
 
there are two slots, one on top of the other, on the L440.  When inserting RAM you need to ensure that you initially position and insert the module at an angle of about 20 to the slot and then push it down into place.  See p74 (pdf p80) of the Harware Maintenance Manual.
 
If needs require I'm sure you will loads of video tutorials on YouTube.  And please don't forget to let us know how you got on.

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So I got 2x8gb of RAM, my L440 came with 4. I took out the 4gb slot and put the first 8gb stick on there. My problem is that I can't put on the second RAM stick. The RAM pins dont slide in like the first one. I try to lightly push it in but It doesnt slide in the slot. Am I doing something wrong? Where exactly are the pins supposed to go?  

A:L440/L540 second ram slot

Hello Mui, welcome to the community,
 
there are two slots, one on top of the other, on the L440.  When inserting RAM you need to ensure that you initially position and insert the module at an angle of about 20 to the slot and then push it down into place.  See p74 (pdf p80) of the Harware Maintenance Manual.
 
If needs require I'm sure you will loads of video tutorials on YouTube.  And please don't forget to let us know how you got on.

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Hello to everyone. I own a L540 and I want  to do an upgrade. Specifically I want to add an SSD driver, add some extra RAM and I want to go in a FHD panel. When I bought the machine in my country available was only one model.  Since I am interesting do not loose the caranty, I want to make the upgrade in an official center. I bought the machine in Greece but now I am in Chile.  I can do the upgrade of the SSD and of the RAM but I do not know about the panel.  Any suggestions? I do not speak espanol so it is very difficult to find a technicial in chile from the website and discuss the issues.  Hence, if I will do the upgrade from an official center am I ok with the waranty? secondly can I sellect my parts? i.e. I want to SSD  Samsung PRO like that.  Are the service centers do upgrades? Thanks in advance.Bests,A.

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I have LEnovo L540 laptop. I do have international warranty. I am having trouble booting the laptop. Looks like hard drive issue. I bought the laptop in US but I am currently in Guadalajara,Mexico. Do we have Lenovo service center nearby so that I can get my laptop fixed using my warranty. This is very urgent, please help.

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Hi,I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L440, i tried many applications but none of them does show Fan RPM on Windows or other OSesi wanted to experiment on other operating systems as well so i was curious to know which Offset on ACPI - DSDT is the one that does calculate Fan RPM for Lenovo thinkpad L440

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I just bought new ThinkPad L540 and i have a few questions regarding m.2 Slot. 1. What is max capacity size for it(i know phy. dimension 22x42)?2. Is the m.2 slot SATA or PCIe?3. Can i use it for primary drive (windows). Thanks in advance.Thomas

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I am needing a second drive, but SSD 2242 are very rare in Australia and need one quickly. Are there other computers that use a 2242 or devices that I could re-claim an SSD 2242 or is there another way to create a second drive for the computer. Regards,Lee

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I do have a ThinkPad L540 and i am wondering if anyone knows if its possible to upgrade the cpu from i5 to i7 ? If so, how ? 
 
 
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A:L540 - upgrade i5 to i7 ?

The CPU is socketed, so you just need the CPU itself.
 
Manual:
 
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/l440_l540_hmm_en_sp40a26004_03.pdf
 

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So here's my problem. I used to have an SSD from Kingston on my ThinkPad L540 but due some issues with that SSD, i for the moment use the standard 1TB WD HDD the laptop was shipped with. First of all the boot now takes quite a long time and second after the sign in page on win 10, the screen will be black for a moment, for about 20 seconds or so. Is it a issue with the HDD, Win 10 or with the laptop ? Btw the HDD gets also quite hot. 
 
Would be thnkful for any help. Thank you in advance! 
 
 
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Hello guys.. I have such a problem here, I L440 and two disks:1. SanDisk SSD - Windows 10 - the private system2. HDD WD1TB - Windows 7 - business work diskI bought something like this:http://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=2nd%20Hard%20Drive%20HDD%20SSD%20Caddy%20Adapter%20For%20Lenovo...after installation in the bios you cant see the disk 2.But on the POST screen you can see:Fixed Disk: SSD SanDiskFixed Disk: WD1TBSuch a problem that I cant boot from the disk number 2 - in the Boot Menu is visible only SDD and LAN boot.Caddy work properly because as running a system with SSD in windows 10  I can see both drives ....How to make so, that you can boot from the disk 2. (Windows 7) ??Thanks for showing interest....

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Hello finally I got my L440 and made RAM upgrade to 16GB and I also want it to have an SSD. After reading all the manuals and forum messages I think that it have  a sutiable port for an mSATA SDD which will solve my problem in a great way without replacing anything.
 
My question is, my machine didn't come with an mSATA or WWAN option. While making the RAM upgrade I checked the ports and there is only one seems to be suitable for mSATA but since area is too small I couldn't be sure if it is the one. Can you please check the attachment and tell me if any mSATA will fit in that port? Or maybe it is not for mSATA and I should go with the traditional SSD solutions by replacing the disc?
 
Thanks
 
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A:msata SSD for L440?

Hi,
 
According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual, page 70 that slot is for a WWAN card or M.2 SSD.  An mSATA SSD will not fit.
 
From what I read here in the boards, finding a high capacity SSD in the right physical size is  a problem.  There are multiple sizes - IIRC the 42mm version is used in Lenovo laptops.
 
Z.

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Recently bought an old L540.Great machine in excellent condition. Original keyboard wasn't backlit, and the trackpad was the horrible one without the 3 buttons on top. I tried changing the keyboard (ebay one), and it works great.. Except the backlight.. Filing complaint to seller. However - the trackpad is what bothers me. I've installed win 10. The newest edition. 1803. The trackpad I bought is: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trackpad-Touchpad-Three-Keys-Button-for-IBM-Lenovo-Thinkpad-L440-L540-L450-... The 3 buttons work.Pressing and dragging rarely works.Multitouch is not even an option. Like scrolling on the web using 2 or 3 fingers. I've searched everywhere for drivers for it. Newest ones, old ones, removing files, following guides. Jeez I worked hard. Still no solution. So my question stands:Have anyone had similar experience replacing the trackpad, and then making it work properly?The trackpad has a name: LEN2004 I'd love to name all the driver versions I've tried - but I exploded and decided to reinstall windows 10 completely, with the new trackpad installed as well. But once that's done, I will go through all the processes once more, in case no one has come up with some advice. I hope you can help me out - else I'll have to use the old original one. Regards Thomas

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Hello, I would like to know if from a reliability or performance point of view, it is better to add a 4GB memory stick to the existing 4GB or to replace them with a 8GB memory stick ? Tank you.   

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Hi, There seems to be some problem detected for my original 16GB M.2 SSD, so I want to replace it with a new one. I bought the following one, which should be compatible https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBZH72I/ref=twister_B00KBZH7E6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 My question is, after I get it, should I just remove the original one and install the new one? Is there any other thing I should to complete the replacement? The OS is on my HDD, but I don't plan to move it to the new SSD. In this case, do I just need to remove the old one and install the new one? The reason why I ask is that the manual says: "Ensure that you partition the M.2 solid-state drive after installing it on the computer you are servicing. Otherwise, the M.2 solid-state drive will not function correctly." Thanks a lot!

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Trying to update IME firmware for L540.From following page i can see there is an update:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/dk/da/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-L-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... Trying to update fails with:         Any guesses?

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I have an L440 (20AS) that has an M.2 expansion slot. My laptop is having the stock 500GB HDD as the only storage installed as of now. I am thinking of installing an M.2 SSD and using that as the primary boot disk, while keeping my current HDD as it is for pure storage purpose. I have a few questions:1. Is it possible to have such configuration without any hiccups?2. If yes, which would be the best M.2 disk to buy? Any suggestions?3. Is there any way to transfer my current system from existing HDD without reinstalling Windows (I am on Windows 10) on the M.2 SSD? My current C: drive is 65GB (25GB free). All data except installed softwares are in D: drive which is 400GB. So if everything is OK, I will try to buy an M.2 SSD around 128GB and will have to transfer my current C: to that, if that's possible.

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Hello,I have a ThinkPad L450, i5-4300M(2.6GHz) 8GB RAM 500GB 7200rpm HD 15in 1366x768 LCD.I am planning to replace the 8gb ram with 16gb. However, I am confused if my laptop will support 1866MHz or 1600MHz of RAM. Interestingly I am finding  16gb 1866MHz  RAM for a cheaper price.Will you please help me decide which one to go for? Here are the two links I am confused between https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B007B5S52C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JCRZ6XS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB 

A:RAM Upgrade for L540

Welcome to the forum!
 
According to the original specs you should use DDR3-12800 (1600) RAM source: link (click on the "Specifications" tab)
 
1866 RAM will probably work, but it will slow down to 1600 speeds. If I were you I would either play safe or make sure the vendor accepts returns in case it doesn't work.
 
Also avoid any "Value RAM" or "Value Select" modules, as well as any no-name brands. 
 
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About 2 mo ago I got a brand new (warehouse fugitive) L440.  It had Win7 Pro 64bit.  the first thing I did after starting it was to let it upgrade to Win 10.  I'm a big fan and really like it, the 440, not so much.  I like the speed and quality of the build, It does everything I want and does it exceptionally well, I just can't stand the keyboard.  After reinstalling Win 10 in my T400 everything is finally working as it should and It has a far superior keyboard.  I want to reset it to give to my brother.  When I go to reset it I only get two options, and I don't really want to lose all the factory installed apps.  I'm alson a little concerned that Windows Explorer is showing Windows 7_OS (C.  It has all the app files.  It's not shown as a reset option in Settings, tho.   What's the best way to go here.  I still hae just shy of 4 year s of warrantee on it and don't want to mess that up.



T400,, 2.53ghz T9500,8gb ram Windows 7 Home PremiumT61,15.4 T7300, 2gb RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium14.1 T23, type 2647 9LU, 1.13 PIII, 1gb, XP Pro

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Where can I get a replacement dvd drive for a thinkpad L540 laptop? Its FRU is 04X4285. I have searched and find very little. Thanks in adavnce

A:L540 dvd drive

Hi Mrd,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understand that you want to replace the optical drive  in your  L450 laptop.
 
I would like to suggest you to visit the authorised Lenovo service centre for the hardware assistance.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/contactus/findaprovider
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best Regards,
 
Poojitha.
 
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I do quite often get blue screen (BSOD) on my L440. Often just when browsing (chrome or opera). Have reinstalled the computer, but after a while it began happening again. After some updates. Have a L400 20AT-CT01WW with win10 professional.  Errors indicates soemthing with:ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x14E7C0) szccid.sys (SzCCID+0x53EF) Anyone able to help. Have tried to attach copy om memory.dmp-file as Word-file


























bsod.docx ?18 KB

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Hi  My Lenovo L440 Screen  is dark. when i connect it to externel monitor i get disply. I tried to replace with another LED. But still it doesnt work. Is there any problem in the mother board ? pelase help

A:lenovo L440

Hi Ms,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understand that your display is not working in your L440 laptop.
 
Issue might be with the LCD cable. Since the external display is working fine there is no issue with the motherboard.
 
Note: As per the Lenovo policy, the warranty will be void if the laptop is dismantled by yourself.
 
We would like you to visit the nearest authorised Lenovo service centre to purchase the power supply.
 
Service Center link - https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/contactus/findaprovider
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best Regards,
 
Poojitha.
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Hello, I want to uprage my thinkpad with M.2 SSD disk. Is Adata SP600 2242 compatible with my laptop L540? ADATA M.2 SSD

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Hi all, I buy a L440 and I noticed that it hasn't got cd drive and I want to put in this place a caddy with an other SSD. I want to know if it is possible and if it is complicated to remove the protector.










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A:L440 put a caddy with a new ssd

Have a look at the Hardware Maintenance Manual to get an idea how to open things.Furthermore you might consider installing an m2 ssd .

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Hi guys, how are you? Do you think that this SSD works in an L440 and I can use it with move the OS. http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-256GB-MTS400-Solid-TS256GMTS400/dp/B00KLTPUG4 Where I live I haven't got much options to buy.










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A:L440 - M2 Sata

Short answer is yes. My L440 has a Transcend TS256GMTS400 I installed in the M.2 slot, and the software that is downloadable for it allows you to copy the O/S drive to the SSD and boot from it. My L440 goes from power on to logon in literally a few seconds and I still have the 512GB HDD available for things that don't need the blinding speed of the SSD.

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Hi all, I have a Thinkpad L440 with 4GB of RAM.I want to upgrade it and I have two questions:1. Is it OK to add 8GB (so I will have 12GB in total) or it would be better to add 4GB in order to have two similar SODIMMs?2. Are there any known incompatibilities for specific brands? I found two SODIMMs from Kingston (part numbers KVR16S11/8 and KVR16LS11/8) and one from Crucial (part number CT102464BF160B). All are clocked at 1600MHz. Thanks in advance,E. PS: I beleive that I can upgrade the RAM without voiding the warranty, can't I?











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A:RAM upgrade for L440

Hi Ebl,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for Memory up-gradation for your ThinkPad L440.
 
Yes, you can install 8Gb RAM, but make sure you are having same memory bus speed. Please find the below FRU parts.
03X6655 - 2GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
03X6656 - 4GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
03X6657 - 8GB DDR3L 1600 SODIMM
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar




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A:Request to fix tolud for L540/440

Lenovo please can you fix this TOLUD like you did the X230? I cannot use devices via the expresscard slot.Thanks

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Go check it out here https://www.gumtree.com/p/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-l440/1310763500 i am open to negotiations so feel free to contact me  

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Hi everyone! I have a ThinkPad L440. Just out of the box the lcd was very very dark (can see image with a flashlight) no backlight was on. I got a genuine replacement lcd, replaced and still same issue, no change. After that I have upgraded the BIOS to newest - didint help. This is not a driver issue as problem is presistant from start of the pc. External monitor works fine. Any ideas?

A:L440 LCD backlight issue

Hi Shlapenka,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that LCD backlight is not working in L440 laptop.
 
Usually, these symptoms indicate a blown fuse on the motherboard.  The issue comes up frequently when LED-backlight screens are broken.  Lenovo does not do this type of repair (other than motherboard replacement).It can be done, but most places do not have the specialized equipment to diagnose and repair.
 
I would like to suggest you to visit the authorised Lenovo service centre for the hardware assistance.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/contactus/findaprovider
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best Regards,
 
Poojitha.
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i have a L440 w/ Office 2013.  Office crashed and need to reload.  can't find a download link for reinstall










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A:L440 Office 2013

Hi Camoman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understand that you want to reinstall the office 2013 in your L440 laptop.
 
Please find the LINK to reinstall the office 2013.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best Regards,
 
Poojitha.
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Hi all, I'm an apprentice IT Technician and I have been left to my own devices to try and fix a few problems that are occuring with an L440 which indicates that the AC adapter is plugged in, but the battery isn't charging. When the laptop is powered off however, and left overnight, it appears that the battery charges as it was on 100% when I came in to work this morning. Has anyone had this issue before? The system is running on Windows 10 with 8GB of RAM and an i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz. Thanks.

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Hey @all,i'm new in the forum, but i am using Thinkpads for years. I run my L540 (i5-4300M CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in a Pro Dock (40A1) with an external 4K Display.The Video Performance is very bad with that 4K Display, not only Video, minimazing and maximazing Windows isn't smooth...it really jearks.So my question: does Upgrading my CPU to a i7 CPU improve the video performance?Second question: must i use a 37W TDP CPU (4702MQ or 4712MQ) or does it also work with a 47W TDP CPU (4710MQ)?Thanks for your help!!!Many Greetings,Baschi

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Hi everyone, I am trying to add a second HDD to my L540 using a caddy for the Ultrabay. The primary HDD is a Samsung 128GB SSD, 2,5", attached to the internal SATA3 port. The OS is  on the internal disk, and for various reasons I have no way to change this (why would I, anyway?).The interesting part comes when I insert the second disk and boot the machine, the boot manager chain (GRUB -> Smartcard login on a mini Linux system -> GRUB4DOS -> Windows)  fails to load windows and displays a blank screen. The reason is that the internal disk is seen by Windows and Linux alike to be attached to Bus Number 4, Target Id 0, LUN0, and the second disk is on Bus Number 0, Target Id 0, LUN0. Which basically means that the second disk is enumerated _before_ the internal disk, and the boot manager chain does not find the Windows OS that should be booted. Screenshots from Windows Device Manager: I played around with my own GRUB4DOS settings but I cannot make the system accept that the internal disk is the first disk. (The second disk works fine when I hot plug it after Windows boot but this is not a permanent solution...) Q: What makes the OSes (and the BIOS, I assume, which I can only view but not change due to a BIOS supervisor password) think that the internal disk should be enumerated second? Confused... Thank you for any insight!   

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About a month ago I upgraded the 1TB HDD that came with my L540 to a Crucial 1TB MX500 SSD drive (SATA III drive).  I cloned my original HDD to the SSD using Acronis.  It worked well for a few days, then it gave a BSOD randomly.  At first I thought it was random, but it keeps happening.  There seems to be no reason - sometimes surfing the Internet, sometimes working on a Word document, and even when it's just sitting there.  The BSODs are different messages, but the most common is System Service Exception (I have also seen unexpected store exception and a kernel error).  Usually upon restart, it takes over a minute before the "To interupt normal startup, press Enter" message even appears.  After another minute, it says an operating system is not found.  Usually on the third restart, the computer boots up normally, though sometimes system files are corrupt and have to be repaired using chkdsk at the command prompt (sometimes it can't fix them and I have to reimage using a backup).  When the BSOD appears, the percentage just stays at 0%, and a memory.dmp file is not created, making it extemely difficult to diagnose.  When a hardware scan is performed, it doens't find any problems.  I've already updated all my drivers, and changed the power settings so the hard drive never turns off, but it's still happening.  The SMART info from the drive doesn't report any errors.  Has anyone ever seen anything like this, or know... Read more

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Hi, I have Lenovo L440 (System Model: 20ATCTO1WW) withHD+ panel, and I want to upgrade to FullHD panel. My current panel: Monitor Name: Lenovo B140R102 V1Monitor Name (Manuf): LP140WD2-TPB1 I did some research and find out that some people successuffly installed AU OPTRONICS B140HAN01.2 orAU OPTRONICS B140HAN01.1.But I am not sure if these panels are compatible with my laptop. I hope someone can confirm me this. 

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