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by ji2o0k
Thu May 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

crashnburn wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:08 am
RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 3:42 pm


Will be good till Jun. 15th at least, price lowered to $42.5. ;)
Could not find the WQHD kit - Is there one now? or only FHD 1080p?
FHD 1080p only for now...I am watching this thread like a hawk for the WQHD kits!!
by ji2o0k
Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I clicked on the X1 Carbon link in the OP and RMSMajestic posted on April 14 in that thread that he still has those kits available. Reading the X1 Carbon thread that the only difference between the X1 Carbon kit and the T420s kit is that the FCC cable is longer...... Price seems close - for those th...
by ji2o0k
Mon May 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Yeah, I believe the $750 ebay price is just so RMSMajestic can keep the listing alive (not that anyone would order at that price, but if they did...bonus for him!!). Kit cost me approx. $60-$65 CDN and the screen was around $115CDN... There was a cheaper authentic screen that RMSMajestic posted but ...
by ji2o0k
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

@john5p Hard to tell from your first pic but do you have something covering the mod kit? Thermal pad? I didn't put anything over the mod kit when doing mine...only regular tape on the back of the kit to keep the kit affixed to the mobo... The cable isn't being pinched by the hinge or anything right?...
by ji2o0k
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Niknok wrote:The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)?
It will work - just don't know if and when the non "-s" kits will be released (or if at all)
by ji2o0k
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

The instructions in the Word doc mentions only the thermal pads, nothing about where to place acetate tape. But there was tape on the latches of the kit, so maybe nothing more is needed. I did use some of the tape to hold down the cable, but I didn't try to shield it from anything. Which would mean...
by ji2o0k
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I think my panel is a fake :x There was no clear instruction on where I need to put the tape. Are there any pictures that shows where it should go? Oh, if your panel is fake then that would be the problem....check the link that RMSMajestic posted on the previous page....the ebay seller was selling ...
by ji2o0k
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I think my panel is a fake :x There was no clear instruction on where I need to put the tape. Are there any pictures that shows where it should go? Oh, if your panel is fake then that would be the problem....check the link that RMSMajestic posted on the previous page....the ebay seller was selling ...
by ji2o0k
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I have got pretty bad flickering on my T420s. :cry: https://youtu.be/zvEw8s34Ufo Does anyone have any suggestions? A few questions if you can confirm: - your panel - is it an authentic AU Optronics panel? - did you follow RMSMajestic's instructions? Acetate tape is to be used on the cable to reduce...
by ji2o0k
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s Vs T430 Fan noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: T420s Vs T430 Fan noise

I have to say, the fan noise on the T430 is ridiculous if you don't have the Delta Electronics fan.....the other non - Delta Electronics have such small air openings...why would Lenovo make it like that? I ended up selling the T430 because I found it too chunky and wanted the T430s for the FHD mod.....
by ji2o0k
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi

Let me know if you need the whitelist removal bios for the T420s..

I happen to have a copy of the files...will try to trace where I got it from...

I have 2x T420s and flashed the bios to remove the whitelist...and now rocking the Intel 7260 wifi card......loving it..
by ji2o0k
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Anyone know if there's news on more kits, or the WQHD kit? I see they are all strike-through on the original post now. On the first post, RMSmajestic did post on Mar.21 to "wait for the WQHD kits" - so I think the WQHD kits are coming, just don't know when. I anxiously await those kits....looking t...
by ji2o0k
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I received an AUO panel, supposedly, though there is something off about it so posting here. The labels do no mention AU Optronics as the manufacturer anywhere on them though I have seen that on the label in the images online. https://ibb.co/e8SwVa . Has anyone experiences something similar? Anothe...
by ji2o0k
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Screen News!!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/172590765188 This seller is selling genuine, I got 5 of those from him for $150 and all seemed to be good genuine B140HAN01.2 pulled from HP laptops!!! Recommended. Grab one before he rise the price again!!!!! Also better to be safe, please remember to add a ...
by ji2o0k
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Happy to report that I did another T420s IPS mod this weekend...thx again RMSMajestic for sending the kit timely... Picked up a great deal on a T420s with a dead screen on Kijiji...got the mod kit and the panel from fleabay (used pull Dell E7440 screen - this one is flawless).... Somehow mucked up t...
by ji2o0k
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

^ looks good OlegT Night and day with the IPS displays....absolute terrible that Lenovo is able to get away selling such bad panels on the T4XX series laptops.. Such a shame And I know what you mean about "crystal" effects...I also don't know if it is the matte display or just the AUO panels... I wa...
by ji2o0k
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

I've been looking for some screens and a vendor has got back to me with the following: We do have exact B140HAN01.2 in stock, but ours are H/W:0A meaning they are HP original parts....the brightness control will not work as it should.... I am getting some 00HT622 / B140HAN01.2 H/W:1A in next week w...
by ji2o0k
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Another confirmation (from Canada) that I just received the kit yesterday - thx RMSMajestic!! My screen is also on the way - I bought another used pulled Dell E7440 screen AUO B140HAN01.3....US seller is in the link and has good feedback. Seller confirmed this is OEM authentic..looks like he has 1 s...
by ji2o0k
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

hey RMSMajestic, all the best with your move! Sounds pretty exciting to be moving to Washington DC! ANDD.....just a heads-up for the rest, I just received a notification from Paypal that my shipment was shipped out - looks like RMSMajestic just shipped some kits out! Woot, now to find a screen - dar...
by ji2o0k
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T400 - Should I "Permanently Disable" Computrace?
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: ThinkPad T400 - Should I "Permanently Disable" Computrace?

I did on both my T430s and T420s.....permanently disabled Computrace....


Not sure why you would keep it on - I would never use the service and even if I resell them, the buyer understands he is getting a 2nd hand unit
by ji2o0k
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s T430s potential LCD upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: T420s T430s potential LCD upgrade

This is good info...thx OP I was actually looking into doing either the X1 carbon screen upgrade or T440s upgrade on my T430s but wasn't sure if the X1 carbon would be a worthwhile improvement and there is a risk with the T440s IPs panel install and the long EDp cable. Ended up doing the FHD IPS upg...
by ji2o0k
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s RAM suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: T420s RAM suggestions?

I currently have my T430s and T420s maxed out to 16gb ram each with the ram below. No issues or problems with the ram... Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory CT102464BF160B https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B006YG8X9Y/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
by ji2o0k
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Help me pick a new laptop.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Help me pick a new laptop.....

Though I do like the T430s for the newer components (i.e. CPU etc)....but I don't like the keyboard. Even after doing the keyboard mod on the T430s to use the T420s keyboard, I still like the T420s with it's usable 7th row of keys... The EC patch mod that was released last year makes all keys in th...
by ji2o0k
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?

what you can do in the meantime OP is load Windows 10 onto your laptop - your Win 7 cd key will work and activate Windows 10 - I just loaded Win10 on my spare T420s using my Win7 key this weekend. Here is MS' link to either create a USB tool to install Win 10 or a CD: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca...
by ji2o0k
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s i7 with backlight but no image - bad cable or LCD?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: T420s i7 with backlight but no image - bad cable or LCD?

quick update on this issue.... I took apart the T420s this past weekend.....pretty much full dissemble so I could clean out the chasis as well as re-apply some new Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste on the heatsink..... Took apart the screen\bezel etc....cleaned it with all the dust (compressed air) and ...
by ji2o0k
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

ok, I just purchased another FHD kit via the Paypal links (worldwide) in RMSMajestic's OP - figured a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. If I don't end up using it, I can either make it available back to members or keep it as spare for my 2 other T series laptops..... Now to find a screen! P.S. ...
by ji2o0k
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

Which link is 'the link for the replacement kits'? If you look at RMSMajestic's original post - looks like he has 10 kits left over for sale....just use the links in the original post to pay.... Now I am in a bit of dilemma - I have a T420s i7 that needs a screen replacement - do I wait for the WQH...
by ji2o0k
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Help me pick a new laptop.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Help me pick a new laptop.....

Not sure if this is the right section... ie. this subsection in theory ends at the 420/520 and you already have it. IMO the star of the show for me is the 420s given its compact nature, full performance cpu and usb3 but this is irrelevant to you. I think you're in a strange situation too as you ten...
by ji2o0k
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)
Replies: 234
Views: 30844

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

You sure you got authentic AUO panel? See my links below, here are 2 images of the authentic panel I got... http://i.imgur.com/DNAXdudl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/vRPhR02l.jpg More info about the panel here: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=118070&start=540#p779392 This was a used pulled panel from a Dell E7440...I...
by ji2o0k
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s i7 with backlight but no image - bad cable or LCD?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: T420s i7 with backlight but no image - bad cable or LCD?

I had a similar predicament with a T410. Disassembling the lid and reseating the LCD cable where it connects to the screen fixed the issue. I had already tried reseating the cable at the motherboard connector and that didn't work. If you can get the computer into an OS, helpful to have an external ...

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