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by Natakranta
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

Impressive job master Natakranta, as always :) What kind of speaker is that you've got there? What speaker do you mean? Laptop left speaker? That's standard T430 I had to remove to get access to heat sink to swap CPU. At least that's what my T430 came with, I assumed this is standard speaker. They ...
by Natakranta
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

Further development. Warning - linked pictures are of a LARGE SIZE What was supposed to be B140QAN01-1 as confirmed by seller in separate message before purchase and as stated on invoice that was in the box appeared to be LP140QH1-SPB1 . Disappointing, as life can be. So I got a panel of lesser brig...
by Natakranta
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo - how to identify a counterfeit/replica
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Supposed NIB "OEM" keyboard from Lenovo - how to identify a counterfeit/replica

Thank you for detailed comparison, much appreciated. I bought this supposedly original T430 backlit keyboard and I'm waiting for delivery, assuming two more weeks from now with my experience of China to Ireland deliveries. It has the black cover on the back side as yours original, but cables are dif...
by Natakranta
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

Further development: Screen seller agreed the display is faulty and promised refund. Fingers crossed. At least it was on eBay through PayPal so I should be secured. Meanwhile I bought other B140QAN01-1 from UK seller: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-14-0-LED-QHD-2560x1440-DISPLAY-SCREEN-AUO-AU-OPTRONICS...
by Natakranta
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

OK, so it's more likely that the fault is on screen. Let's see how the seller plays it. He'll probably insist on sanding it back, which might be not possible. Last time I checked Irish Post was not taking parcels to China. Maybe it changed.otherwise it would be a €50 DHL, which doesn't make sense mo...
by Natakranta
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

Agree. Problem is I only have one of each. I messaged adapter board seller with pictures. He claims such vertical artifacts indicate screen error. He may be right. When screen came its lower part, the narrow board that hosts the eDP connector was bent all.allong almost 90 degrees to panel front surf...
by Natakranta
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1
Replies: 8
Views: 592

T430 QHD mod with 1440p board and B140QAN01.1

I got the QHD board and screen to mod my T430 On the first test attempt I took away keyboard and plugged the board cable to mobo and other end to new screen standing next to laptop screen. Only backlight came up, no picture. I got picture on external monitor with VGA cable. I disconnected, reconnect...
by Natakranta
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Should I buy a T60?
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: Should I buy a T60?

Answering this thread question:
Only if you want to put another $200-$300 into it to make it maxed out FrankenPad with X9000 CPU and 8GB DDR2 RAM and then put into drawer as perfect museum piece like I did :D
Not, seriously, it's a nice toy to have, but it is time to move to next decade.
by Natakranta
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 mini display port & audio
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: X230 mini display port & audio

Thanks for detailed reply, appreciated!
I'll check again audio devices and driver, next time.
by Natakranta
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 backlit keyboard vs ThinkLight
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: T430 backlit keyboard vs ThinkLight

Thanks. That's sounds logical, I like it. I hope mine will be behaving the same.
by Natakranta
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 backlit keyboard vs ThinkLight
Replies: 2
Views: 395

T430 backlit keyboard vs ThinkLight

I have T430 Type 2347-1G1 which has stock keyboard and ThinkLight. I bought backlit keyboard which is on the way now and I started to wonder how does the ThinkLight work when there is backlit keyboard installed. Now Fn+Space is ThinkLight on/off. With backlit keyboard I assume the same key combo wil...
by Natakranta
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 mini display port & audio
Replies: 3
Views: 436

X230 mini display port & audio

Is x230 mini display port capable of sending audio to TV? Asking because I recently bought a mini display port to HDMI cable for my father to use with his x230 to plug it to his TV to watch Netflix on big screen and there is no audio on the TV. Laptop does not see HDMI audio device in Windows 10 sou...
by Natakranta
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Unable to remove boot password
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Unable to remove boot password

Supervisor password up to Ivybridge included, which your x230 is, can be reset.
Search videos on YouTube to see how to do it. It's not easy, but you don't need any special tools, screwdriver and sharp tweezers will do.
by Natakranta
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 can’t POST after RAM upgrade WARNING PICS
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: T430 can’t POST after RAM upgrade WARNING PICS

I can add from my own experience, my T430 Type 2347-1G1 (Ivybridge, Intel GPU only) is happily running 2x8GB PC3L 12800S Samsung RAM sticks. The plastic on RAM slot has writing "DDR3 RVS 1.5V", so indont know if it is actually using the L and running it at 1.35V or is the Samsung Low Voltage sticks ...
by Natakranta
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 3809

Re: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:

Thanks, I pulled the trigger:
T430 QHD LCD controller board
2560×1440 14" LCD Screen B140QAN01.1
Now the waiting game starts, I'll report back in a month or two when both comes from China :)
by Natakranta
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 3809

Re: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:

Thanks for taking time to reply.
Just last thing, the screen you bought, B140QAN01.1, they are IPS?
Happy with colour and viewing angle?
by Natakranta
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 3809

Re: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:

1440p videos stutter unfortunately but 1080p 60 is fine. Thanks! That's what I thought. I had mixed experience with 1440p60fps on W541 with Nvidia Quadro K2000. I can't expect better performance from older laptop with weaker CPU and lack of dedicated GPU. But 1440p30fps should be fine? What do you ...
by Natakranta
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 3809

Re: Happy w/ 1080p FHD IPS Syonyk Upgrade, but questions:

When the QHD kits for T420/T430 were released a few months ago, I bought one for a T420 which I also specced up with an i7 2670QM. While waiting for a new LCD to arrive, my T430s suddenly died from overheating the Nvdia GPU, so I conveniently moved the T430s' LCD over to the T420 to complete that u...
by Natakranta
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

I managed to get one 08/08 NVS140m 15.4" board for around £40 but I'm procrastinating on the actual build.. Maybe over Christmas?.. If I was really desperate for more I could push on with my bga rework station project.. If that was worthwhile for Linux machines.. 15.4" ? That's the wide-screen T61,...
by Natakranta
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

I didn't have guts to rip off modem socket. I was afraid I break something on motherboard in the process. Taking out that piece of frame in the corner seemed way easier and safer to me. Mind it was first (and most likely last :D ) time was doing it. I didn't put the modem in anyway. I don't see any ...
by Natakranta
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

Hi, thanks for sharing your experience. My T60 came with 1400x1050 display. Judging by greet viewing angles it's the FlexView panel. What make exactly, no idea. I haven't touched it yet. I had R60 with faulty display for which I bought 1600x1200 panel from this seller December 2019. It came after mo...
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

atagunov wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Congrats on a successful project! So was it again a 15.4" mobo this time? :)
No, it's classic mod with T61 14" 4:3 mobo with Nvidia NVS140m
Needed just a little bit of work with dremel in two places, you will see on the metal frame in the pictures.
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: T601F aka Frankenpad

Surprisingly , my T61 with a fresh (TEST) :oops: Win10, 4GB ram , T9300 & 240GB SSD is pretty snappy too. I am recently looking into Legion's as new OR may be a used P1 , are you happy ? I am afraid you will say yes and convince me to go for one, so please, please say no :eek: I'm sorry to disappoi...
by Natakranta
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T601F aka Frankenpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

T601F aka Frankenpad

Hi Guys, Last weekend I finally put together my 2nd FrankenPad. First was based on R60 which is now back with its first owner who can't be happier with it. He is posting on r/thinkpad nice pictures of his old /new machine. That's a really nice story. You wil find my thread in this subsection of foru...
by Natakranta
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

As I said above, I bought WD Blue SN500 a 500GB NVMe SSD with B & M key, but it sort of doesn't fit to my T480 WWAN m.2 slot :? picture 1 . So I took a metal saw, file and rotary disk to do some ghetto modding, and that's what I came up with :mrgreen: , picture 2 , picture 3 Somehow I didn't break t...
by Natakranta
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

This applies to the WWAN slot. Fibocom (WWAN-module maker) says: The Fibocom L850 WWAN module [as used in T480] applies standard M.2 Key-B interface , with a total of 75 pins. That confirms my observations. T480 WWAN m.2 slot is B-key. My bad is I didn't do my homework properly before ordering that...
by Natakranta
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Hello, For the secondary mpcie slot with 2242 card type (the wwan m.2 slot), another option is to buy a Western Digital SN500. NOT the SN550 Max capacity : ~500GB for often 80$ or less. You'll see a 2280 type drive, but all component are grouped in the first 30 millimeters. You can saw it for fitti...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

This is good article explaining m.2 SATA vs NVMe If I get it right, m.2 slot in my T480 is of a B-key (cutout on the left only), that means it needs SSC cards with B-key cutout, but still NVMe (not SATA) but just PCIe x2 speed. The difference is B-key supports PCIe x2 while M-key supports PCIe x4 (t...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Hi RBS! That eBay listing you linked expired . [fixed] That's the thing, it should fit in but it didn't. I just took the picture the other way arround to show the label on the SSD card. Yes, I'm trying to put it in the WWAN m.2 slot to have second drive on top of the original m.2 2280 sitting in the...
by Natakranta
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

Thanks guys for all your comments and advises, appreciated! I've got that Samsung drive today and gave it a try. To my greatest disappointment it doesn't fit the slot. picture . If I put it upside down, the narrow 5 pin tip does not fit, or rather the other side of the card does not fit. If I align ...

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