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by Tasurinchi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 338
Views: 69154

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

The pin taping is to prevent some burn marks on the KB when used in a X220. Is not bad if you tape them, but you spare some work if you don't have a X230 :wink:

But as you said, now you can swap KB back and forth, I also normally tape mines, even when modding them for non X230 models...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 338
Views: 69154

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

ztof wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:24 am
I did the T430 mod yesterday and it was pretty easy to isolate the keyboard pins
You don't need to tape the pins for the T430, only the X230 needs that (IIRC)
by Tasurinchi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

This reminds me of my own T30 I used from 2003 till 2005 on my former employer. It was a tank that survived lots of traveling without any failure. Even the (in)famous RAM slot issue was not present in my device. Unfortunately at that time I was not a deep ThinkPad fan, so later I gave this T30 to my...
by Tasurinchi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

Dude!! You're leaving in the ThinkPad paradise! :D

Which model do you not get in Japan that's available in the rest of the world? Normally is the other way around, we DON'T get models sold in Japan, the S30, S31, G50, X230s and so on come to mind... :wink:

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by Tasurinchi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 49
Views: 4629

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

mr.rhtuner wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:49 am
Can you share some images on how the OS/fonts and such look like?
And here it is... with 125% scaling...

Link

Edit: Seems I can't embed google pictures... Link only...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 49
Views: 4629

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

My T430s has 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance modules but is an Intel only Mobo. My screen is not blinking though as said above, I only tested it with a Live Linux Distro instead of an installed OS.
by Tasurinchi
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 49
Views: 4629

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

mr.rhtuner wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:49 am
Can you share some images on how the OS/fonts and such look like?
Sure, I was booting from a Debian Live Distro, which looks ugly... As soon as I have Win installed I'll upload some pics... :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T440s Touch (large pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: T440s Touch (large pics)

I got my first T440s few months ago, I got it with a broken LCD and actually was planning to put a spare FHD panel I had and then give it away, but I actually ended up liking it. Apart from the KB layout... It's thin, sturdy, quite easy to maintain, has nice LCDs choices, two batteries, and after sw...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 49
Views: 4629

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

Just for the record, I got today a LP140QH1-SPA2, which is working ootb in one of my T430s

Though glossy the image quality is gorgeous, I haven't installed an OS yet, pics will come later. I still need to find a new xx20 keyboard and pick up a new T420s palmrest

Thanks RMS again! :thumbs-UP:
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:24 am
You don't (and shouldn't) use the same username as here.
Thanks for the hint RBS! I'll keep in mind if I ever decide to join there :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:37 pm
You mean: if EXTREMELY immature!
Oh yes... I'm very reluctant to create a user and participate over there due to the a general lack of "civilized" behavior in most of the subreddits I've come across...

Although the site has sometimes interesting posts about TP mods and TP tinkering in general.
by Tasurinchi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide

Thanks for sharing!

Interesting take on the keyboard mod, I need to try that. So far my W530 and T430 kb mods were done filing the kb clips, which didn't look so nice due to my not-so-steady hand :-/
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 207
Views: 23669

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Great news! I'm so looking forward to this :wink:

It think it would be good to add the list of compatible panels on the first post, just for the sake of clarity...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

Hi, have been following this thread in lurk mode. What's the recommend IPS 1920x1080 sRGB ( not Adobe wide gamut) matte panel that is a 'drop in' replacement on a T520? There are lots of compatible matte panels! The LP156WF1 TLB2 and N156HGE-L11 mentioned above as examples. You have then the AUO B1...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 am
Do NOT buy any 00HM111, they have awful ghosting problems.
Thanks for the correction, I need to make a note about this!
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade

There were indeed X240's with FHD ex-factory, according to Lenovo's FRU list you need #00HM111 (source: click here!)
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2714

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Intel Core i7-2920XM processor (quad-core, 2.50GHz, 8MB Cache), DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.50GHz), HT technology source: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/withdrawnbook/ltwbook_2013.pdf The i7-2920XM if my memory is correct... Actually it would be 2960XM ...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2714

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Carthik wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm
What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
I think it was a i7-2860QM
Carthik wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm
What would be the fastest that is fully compatible?
The i7-2920XM if my memory is correct...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpad 25 vs T410, T430s, Yoga 14 (PICS)
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Thinkpad 25 vs T410, T430s, Yoga 14 (PICS)

Very nice review! Thanks for sharing... and I guess there will be room for another T430s comparison once the 2K mod is out :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

If that's what came with that machine, it might be the AU Optronics screen, no? And would that be even easier to install (take my entire screen and case off of my laptop, put the W520 one directly on)? Yes, the assemblies are the same, provided that nobody messed around with the panels, chances are...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

KeatonR wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:17 pm
So, installation of that model wasn't too hard?
Plug and play... :wink:

Edit: provided it's an original one and not a "compatible" model...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

KeatonR wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:12 am
I read that the LP156WF1 TL B2 is compatible...

Does anyone know if that's true?...
Dude! I just wrote that few posts above! :-D
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 25
Views: 2675

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Awesome, thanks!

Keep in mind to post a link if the pic is too big... ;-)
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 25
Views: 2675

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Thanks for the quick reply! There are 17 points should to be soldered to make panel being functional. 6 on the top left are for msata. if you don't want to use msata3.0, just leave them alone. I see one more solder point on the far right, correct? Without the mSata I counted 16 points, although mayb...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 25
Views: 2675

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Welcome to the forum! Very interesting indeed :wink: Could you elaborate a little about the soldering work? Seems there are 22 solder points, mainly on the top left of the board. Is that all? Or is anything else that needs soldering? Can you also solder only the FHD board and leave the mSATA board o...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3426

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

You can still find some if you're patient enough, and there are no better options if you want to stay "matte". I have tried few screens on W-T510 and W-T520 models, I have a B156HW01 V5 (glossy model, I think I put it in a W510), which kind of ok, but darker than v4. I also tried a LP156WF1-TLB2, wh...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T30 Oldie.
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: T30 Oldie.

The little indestructible tank, had one for many years... I should get one again... :)
by Tasurinchi
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 207
Views: 23669

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Very good news... My piggy bank is sad it did loose some money today :D :D
by Tasurinchi
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 207
Views: 23669

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

currently the newer revision of the chip has better compatibility however money, risk and time are the problems. So it's coming after the WQHDs Sounds promising, I understand the financial risk, but on the other hand I think this mod was also quite requested here and in the German sister forum. So ...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 207
Views: 23669

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Many of us are... :wink:

@RMSMajstic: Are they much complex to produce than the non-s models?

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