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by n4ru
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 460

The Definitive T430 Modding Guide

Finally published my T430 modding guide. Check it out here.
by n4ru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 207
Views: 23670

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I'm sorry in advance because I'm sure this question is beating a dead horse at this point, but were proper non-s kits abandoned entirely due to the flicker error causing inconsistent results?
by n4ru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 4G WWAN Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: 4G WWAN Card

Well, you can't believe everything. NOBODY has yet managed to remove the T430/T530/X230/W530 and newer whitelists. (NO) thanks to Lenovo and UEFI. I'm confused. The WLAN and WWAN whitelists are totally separate? AFAIK, coreboot supports the xx30 series and it does not preserve the whitelist. Grante...
by n4ru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 4G WWAN Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: 4G WWAN Card

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:48 pm
T420 has a whitelist that can be removed with a modded BIOS.
T430 has a whitelist that can NOT be removed.
I was told that my BIOS flash removed the WLAN list. Why can't it be removed?
by n4ru
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 4G WWAN Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

4G WWAN Card

Where would I source a 4G WWAN Card for my older Thinkpads (T420/T430)? I have no whitelist, so can I just pop in ANY mSATA compatible WWAN card, or is there more to the spec that I'm missing? Does an mSATA 4G card exist?
by n4ru
Thu Jun 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: 55560

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

Do you have any ETA of the non-S models ? nope, Javi has kind of given up. Though we promised to do a batch order for those guys at German thinkpad forum who are willing to take risk on their own. In one sentence, there will be probably in total ~100 kits worldwide that might not work. How did KK d...
by n4ru
Wed May 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Fully Modded T430 / i7-3840QM / dGPU Heatsink / HD+ / Classic Keyboard / Refurbished
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: FS: Fully Modded T430 / i7-3840QM / dGPU Heatsink / HD+ / Classic Keyboard / Refurbished

I reflashed the BIOS on this machine with one that allows overclocking the Turbo Ratio Limits. The machine now runs at a nice permanent 4.0GHz - 4.2GHz with ThrottleStop.
by n4ru
Sat May 27, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Possible to upgrade T430 to 1920×1080 screen, or other suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Possible to upgrade T430 to 1920×1080 screen, or other suggestions?

Yes, you can convert the T430 to 1080p Its a bit of work, and you have to buy a converter board off ebay, but you can use the 440p screen in it. The edp converter is 60 on ebay and the panel runs about 30-40. No shipping or additional costs are accounted for. Good luck every acquiring a converter b...
by n4ru
Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Intel ME exploit patch for xx30 systems is being rolled out
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Intel ME exploit patch for xx30 systems is being rolled out

Link to Update According to the README , this does indeed fix the CVE-2017-5689 vulnerability on xx30 systems. This page states the update shouldn't have been available until 5/29/2017, but if the README is correct then it looks like it was released earlier, because that is indeed the correct CVE n...
by n4ru
Wed May 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430 Heatsink upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: T430 Heatsink upgrade

fggs wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Thanks for your answer n4ru!

My question is: how did you use a dGPU heatsink on a T430 that doesn't have a dGPU? What did you do with the "extra" heatsink for the dGPU?
Nothing. It just sits there as an extra copper pipe to absorb heat.
by n4ru
Tue May 16, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 288
Views: 55560

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 t...
by n4ru
Sun May 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430 Heatsink upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: T430 Heatsink upgrade

Thank you for your answer n4ru! I see that you have modded your T430 completely and you have used a heatsink from a model with a discrete gpu on a model that doesn't have it, did you cut it somehow? I'm guessing you don't have pictures, right? Thanks in advance! I'm using the dGPU heatsink from the...
by n4ru
Wed May 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430 Heatsink upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: T430 Heatsink upgrade

It won't work. You need the T430 one with the extra pipe, preferably with a delta fan (but you can buy that separately).
by n4ru
Fri May 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Fully Modded T430 / i7-3840QM / dGPU Heatsink / HD+ / Classic Keyboard / Refurbished
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

FS: Fully Modded T430 / i7-3840QM / dGPU Heatsink / HD+ / Classic Keyboard / Refurbished

The laptop ran me about $800 all told and ~8-10 hours of labor (did not have a flashing setup prior to this). I started with a $110 T430 with no HDD, 4GB of RAM, and an i5-3210M. Here's the list of modifications: - i7-3840QM CPU (45W) - dGPU Heatsink / no dGPU - 1600 x 900 Glossy Alienware Display -...
by n4ru
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p
Replies: 758
Views: 176928

Re: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p

Joined forum to follow this topic.

Really looking forward to seeing how the 1080p screens play out for the T430. Any updates?

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