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by mithodin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

samu wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:25 am
Hey mithodin, how long did the shipping take? On ebay it says over 1 month but that seems too long.
It took like a week (bought 29 January, delivered 7 February). The seller was very fast to ship.
by mithodin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Update for those running coreboot (like me). Native graphics initialization and libgfxinit both result in more or less distracting display errors, but both work well enough to enable normal booting with grub. To get perfect graphics during boot, use a VGA Bios Option ROM ( How do I get the rom? ) wi...
by mithodin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Extracting video bios blob from bios update
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Extracting video bios blob from bios update

I went through all the options again and was finally successful with extraction from the original rom. I needed to use UEFITool as described here.
by mithodin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Extracting video bios blob from bios update
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Extracting video bios blob from bios update

I tried all the ways available to me. Yes, I have a backup of the original rom, but the script failed to extract anything from it.
by mithodin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Extracting video bios blob from bios update
Replies: 3
Views: 791

[SOLVED] Extracting video bios blob from bios update

I have coreboot installed on my T430s. Recently, I upgraded my screen using the WQHD upgrade kit. Now, I need to change the video initialization from native to vga bios option rom. This needs a binary blob from the original bios (see https://www.coreboot.org/VGA_support#How_to_retrieve_a_good_video_...
by mithodin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Got it off German ebay from ftdlcd. https://www.ebay.de/itm/14-QHD-LED-LCD- ... 2799608880
Although it is listed as B140QAN01.5 or compatible, so it was a bit of a gamble getting that one.
by mithodin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Here's a link to some pictures as well as a video showing off the superbly stable viewing angles. https://nx.treffenstaedt.de/index.php/s/SSty1ELJZdQQ4pF I ended up only using the top screws and relying on the bezel to keep the display stable, which seems to be fine for now. I will update if problem...
by mithodin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Hi, I am currenty in the process of installing the new screen (AUO B140QAN01.5). It works - with a few caveats. During BIOS and early boot phase, there's lots of noise in the signal and its weirdly deformed (pushed together at the left edge of the screen. However, this might be because I am running ...
by mithodin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I received both the converter and an AUO B140QAN01.5 today. I will report as soon as I have the time to install.
by mithodin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Whoo, I just got my tracking code. I guess this means I can order a screen now? I have a decent offer for a B140QAN01.5
by mithodin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I have sucessfully installed coreboot on my T430s - so no problem with wifi-cards at all ;-). It is very likely though that you need to do some soldering, because the original bios eeprom is not easily accessible with an external programmer.
by mithodin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29822

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I'm very excited to do this upgrade. I bought a T430s to replace my crappy Samsung Ultrabook, and it's already way more fun to use. A nice screen will make this an absolute dream machine :D

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