How do change connectors on a Thinkpad T61 LCD Backlight?
Posted on 2009-12-19
I just bought a new LCD screen the replace the cracked one on my Lenovo T61. When I went to plug the new screen into the backlight plug on the laptop, I realized that it had a different connector. The original OEM connector is a 2-pin connector about 7mm wide. the two pins are the same size.
The connector on the new screen also appears to be two pin, but one of the pins is about 2x the width of the other. This connector is about 10mm wide and has "FWF1" printed on it.
The really odd thing is that the new LCD screen came with what appears to be an extension for the connector. It has a matching male-female ends that match the ORIGINAL small connector. Of course, the LCD screen did not come with instructions. And I couldn't find anything on the web.
I am wondering if:
a) There is a way to switch connectors
b) I could use some type of adapter to connect the dissimilar plugs
c) I can cut the wires and splice the correct connector
d) I am losing my mind and there is an obviously step I am missing
Thanks, in advance.