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by ji2o0k
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

^ this is one of my worries....

Such a high resolution on 14" real estate...I have good eyesight but still...

I'm loving the FHD mod...1920 x 1080...

Whelp, I bought the kits and screens...might as well try one...
by ji2o0k
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Quantumcross wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 am
Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 1975,21977

The SPA2 is the glossy version of the LP140QH1. The SPB1 is the matte version...
Oh noooooo........
by ji2o0k
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :( Oh crap, I ordered from the same ebay seller! https://m.ebay.ca/itm/322114990419?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F0%252Fe11060.m43.l3160%252F7%...
by ji2o0k
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

woot, got my 2 WQHD kits!

Now just waiting on the screens - the China seller lists it as EXACT LG LP140QH1-SP A2 - so lets hope that is what I get!

I should have ordered another kit as a spare - might do so a little later....
by ji2o0k
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

looks like my 2 WQHD kits will be arriving soon - picked up 2x LG LP140QH1-SP-A2 from fleabay for $80USD each from a China seller - high feedback, so hopefully these are legit (listings says EXACT LG LP140QH1 (SP)(A2) and has over 99% feedback. Problem is that it'll take about a month to get to Toro...
by ji2o0k
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

woot!! I'm excited....so excited! Now the dilemma for me is - do I keep my T420s i7 (it heats up quickly for some reason) or do I try and procure a T430s i7 for a good price and mod that one? Thinking the T430s will be better in terms of power handling and performance? And I can do the keyboard mod ...
by ji2o0k
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420/T430 FHD kit!
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

looks like the eBay listing in the reddit thread is no longer available for sale...

I click on the Aliexpress link and it's in Spanish? Can't seem to find that one on the global site...were these listings one-offs?
by ji2o0k
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

apologies folks, I've also corrected my original post about the screen model - can't wait to get the kits....darn, looking on fleabay the screens are pricey!
by ji2o0k
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

dear topic starter, if it possible, please, update main post with info about supported models of lcd screens. it'll be very helpful for all of us. I think that time to bought them is so close for us. Best regards! Yaroslav. p.s. please correct me if I'm misunderstood tmh. Sent from my MX5 using Tap...
by ji2o0k
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Woot!! Thx RMSMajestic! Just ordered 2 kits!

Once I do the upgrades, will re-sell the FHD mod kits and panels...woot!
by ji2o0k
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 168
Views: 14856

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

ohhhhhh yeaaahhhhhhh....in for 2 at least, probably 3! Now a question for you fellow thinkpadders that previously purchased the FHD mod kit from RMSMajestic....if you are upgrading to the WQHD kit - what are you doing with the FHD mod kit and screen? So I have a T430s i5 in amazing condition as well...
by ji2o0k
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?
Replies: 38
Views: 5299

Re: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

yeaaaahhhh RMSMajestic!!

Eagerly awaiting the WQHD kits for T430s! Will get 2 for sure, maybe a couple more to do T420s as well!!
by ji2o0k
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: The tale of two T420s and Intel AC 7260\Bluetooth and Pin 51 tape
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: The tale of two T420s and Intel AC 7260\Bluetooth and Pin 51 tape

For the T420s, you shouldn't need to tape the pin, just flash the de-whitelisted bios. Weird....both had the same whitelist bios loaded but I couldn't get BT working without taping PIN 51 on the other one. Whelp, it is working now and will leave it...chalk it up to a mystery...lol Thx for the help!
by ji2o0k
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: The tale of two T420s and Intel AC 7260\Bluetooth and Pin 51 tape
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

The tale of two T420s and Intel AC 7260\Bluetooth and Pin 51 tape

Hoping someone can help explain this to me... I have two Lenovo T420s (details below). Both are set up very similarily. Both have whitelisted BIOS and I installed the Intel AC7260 + bluetooth Wifi cards. One that had a stock BT worked flawlessly after I installed the AC 7260 card...no issues (I disa...
by ji2o0k
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

I ordered two kits and got them delivered very quickly. However, I have not been sent the installation instructions and since there are pads and tape in the package I am hesitant to proceed, without instructions. I tried messaging the seller via eBay but he seems to be currently unavailable. Can so...
by ji2o0k
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

^ hey man, can I ask why are you using a rotary tool for this mod? You shouldn't need that (not sure what tabs are you referring to). The mod kit and IPS screen all fit snug as a bug in a rug without tools needed. I have done both a T430s and T420s - no tabs that needed tools to rotary off.. Unless ...
by ji2o0k
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430 LCD in T420 causes wierd issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: T430 LCD in T420 causes wierd issues?

What cable are you using? If you are using the T430 screen in the T420 - try using the T420 original cable with the T430 screen..... I personally thought the T430 and T420 used the same LVDS cable but I gave my buddy my original T430 screen to use in his T420 (since I did the FHD mod) and he couldn'...
by ji2o0k
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

^ I can't click on your pic and see what the "tints" are... You can't use the old panel with the upgrade kit - different connectors - which is why you needed the mod kit in the first place to use with the eDP AUO panel. I would suggest you try and reseat the cable to the mod kit - and make sure you ...
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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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 (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 51138

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: 2827

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: 14
Views: 2670

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..

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