In the current market, there is far more than one screen manufacturer, and, as such, there is far more than one model number of the LCD screen. All manufacturers have a different structure for the model number, and with this post we will explain the meaning of the LG Phillips-made LCD model numbers.

Manufacturers codes for the most common LCD makers:

AU Optronics – B
ChiMei Innolux – N
Chunghwa – CLAA
HannStar – HSD
Hitachi – TX
LG Philips – LP
Lucom – F2
Quanta – QD
Samsung – LTN
Sharp – LQ or LM

After the manufacturer’s code follow 3 numbers, which identify the screen size. For example, LP156WH1(TL)(A1) indicates that the LCD is 15.6″ wide (diagonally). The most common screens sizes are: 10.1″, 11.6″, 12.5″, 13.3″, 14.0″ 15.6″ and 17.3″.

Besides the manufacturer and the size, it is also possible to tell the pin assignment configuration by knowing the LCD model number. These parameters depend on the manufacturer.

LG Phillips.

Example of a model number: LP156WH1(TL)(A1);

For LG Phillips-made displays, the second two letters after the screen size represent the resolution of the display:

WH = 1366×768
WD = 1600×900
WF = 1920×1090

The first letter in the first set of brackets identifies the panel type (TN vs. IPS):

(Tx)(xx) = TN screen
(Sx)(xx) = IPS screen

The second letter in the first set of brackets tells us how many pins the LCD socket has:

(xP)(xx) = 30pins
(xL)(xx) = 40pins

The second bracket identifies what laptop the LCD was initially manufactured for. This is not very important, because, as you know from our previous posts, a lot of LCD screens are cross-compatible, and, as such, can be used in different models of laptops.


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  2. customer

    still is missing information about what is 1 in WH1 in the code, but very useful information, thanx


      The number after the WH in this example is the screen sequence. This will indicates a different style of screen, where all other details match but they are not cross compatible in most cases. The differences can be the location of the pin connector or mounting brackets.

      1. rolls

        i want to replace my lp156wh2 with lp156wh4 is it compatible



          We would require the parenthesis following your original model. i.e, (SP)(A1), etc.

          Please provide this so we may look into it further.

  3. Shawna

    Can you tell me what laptop this lcd panel was originally made for? LP150X08(A3)


      LP150X08(A3), like most LCDs, is compatible with several thousands individual laptop models, because despite the internal nature of the LCDs, the relationship between an LCD and its host laptop can be surmised as a relationship between a DVD player and a TV. Both are made by various manufacturers, both are made according to standards that make the two devices interoperable with each other. It is unlikely that LP150X08(A3) was made for a specific unique laptop just like most TVs aren’t made with a particular DVD player in-mind.
      According to our records LP150X08(A3), which was first manufactured in 2003 can work in various contemporary Compaq, HP, Acer, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, Asus, IBM, Rover Book, Packard Bell, Fujitsu, MSI, Clevo, Sager, Averatec, Advent, Medion, NEC, Gygabyte and ABOOK laptops. Some of the notables ones include the 15″ version of ThinkPad T40 and R60 series.

      Very few laptops are made with unique LCDs, most notably Apple ones, however such bespoke arrangements usually result in astronimically inflated part costs and extremely limited (and controllable) availability.

  4. Alexis

    What does “(TJ)” mean? Thank you very much.


      It usually refers to form factor. The only (TJ) LG screen that we’ve carried was the frame-less, back-light-less, bare matrix for the 11″ MacBook Air.

  5. jim muller

    i ordered laptop screen with model no. LP156WF4 (SP)(L2) and they sent me this model no. LP156WFC (SP)(R1) !! can you please tell me the differences between WF4 & WFC AND L2 & R1 . thank you.


      Hello Jim,
      They are the same compatibility and in terms of specs would be identical as well. They are both from LG, the models just happen to be slightly different in name.

  6. EP

    I have a LP156WH4(TL)(Q1) screen and what does the (Q1) mean?


      We are not sure the (Q1) specifically what means, but we do recommend purchasing by the model you have on the back of the LCD.

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