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by Troels
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 79
Views: 17683

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

It's nice that the seller was willing to test this. Looks like it has somewhat the same leakage in the right part of the display, right in the middle, and then two leakages in the left side. symmetrical around the middle. If it's of any help, the one I bought at eBay from ftdlcd does not exhibit lig...
by Troels
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 79
Views: 17683

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

Looks good - and thanks for the tip about the Dremel - it might actually be worthwhile to get one soon, as there are quite a few things where it is impossible to use different manual tools where it could come in handy. I enlarged the mounting holes of my B140QAN01.5 with a fine, round needle file - ...
by Troels
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 VS T460 what to buy
Replies: 6
Views: 2902

Re: T450 VS T460 what to buy

When you have the choice and want to work with video encoding/decoding or watch a lot of streaming, i'd skip the xx50 generation completely: The Broadwell was a very late, very shortlived CPU generation that offered no HW decoding for HEVC/H.265 and VP9, which the xx60/Skylake did. Optimal would be ...
by Troels
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Got it off German ebay from ftdlcd. https://www.ebay.de/itm/14-QHD-LED-LCD-Display-Screen-Panel-Ersatzteil-B140QAN01-5-2560x1440/222799608880 Although it is listed as B140QAN01.5 or compatible, so it was a bit of a gamble getting that one. Thanks for all your help, by the way, including the picture...
by Troels
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

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. Very eager to hear about how this turns out and how stable the viewing angles are, e.g. when viewed straight on with a white background - does all parts of the screen look equally bright...
by Troels
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Finally placed my order too... for two kits.
Looking forward to hear more about compatible screens, but it's probably too early to tell yet. :mrgreen:
by Troels
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

: 板子对 PWM 信号不做处理,板子对系统来说是透明的,so IntelPWMControl 就像以前一样。 : 但。。。 : 后来的液晶面板无论输入的 PWM 频率多少,实际的背光电路都运行在一个高频率的 PWM 上,无论输入的 PWM 是多少,只从系统获取 duty cycle。 : so 更换了以后, IntelPWMControl 就没必要使用了。 : 实际面版的频率是多少没有确切测量过,但是频率足够高或者是 DC 调光。 : 之前拆过一块 AUO 的面版,是 DC 调光 ========================================= Translation: ...
by Troels
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: (EU) NEW LCD back cover for T420s/T430s, 04W3415
Replies: 0
Views: 595

FOUND: (EU) NEW LCD back cover for T420s/T430s, 04W3415

Hi, So I bought a used T420s which turned out to have a horribly looking back cover. As in really deep scratches. Getting this part seems very hard - even used, especially considering that I can no longer find IBM's parts store here, which carried all Lenovo Thinkpad parts too at usually ok prices....
by Troels
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15" T60p with non-IPS display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: 15" T60p with non-IPS display?

I remember coming across such a config before, on German ebay I think. I remember that it had a late build date, so maybe it is because they had a lot of excess production stock of 15" parts, but no SXGA+ or UXGA screens to pair them with. But I'm just guessing. Here's a guy who previously sold his ...
by Troels
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

RMSMajestic wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:12 am
1. yes, everything's the same as T420s FHD

2. I need to ask Javi Jie on that
Thanks. No matter what I'll order your kit soon, as I just bought my first T420s (used of course) IF the seller ships it. But when you receive a reply from Javi Jie, please let me know :)
by Troels
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 51934

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Thought I'd pull the trigger on buying myself a used T420s and then pre-order your WQHD kit. But before I do anything at all, two questions: :) - This WQHD kit will still work well with discrete graphics (NVS4200M) equipped models just as the FHD did, right? - Can the PWM frequency of the LED backli...
by Troels
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What LCD options do I have for a 15" T60p these days?
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: What LCD options do I have for a 15" T60p these days?

I bought my IAQX10N from a seller on Taobao for my T60p, flawless without any pressure marks what so ever. But it was 6-7 years ago now. You shouldn't be put off by the 50 Hz refresh, as it doesn't directly translate to flicker on LCDs. Even if you've got 60 Hz movies to playback, it won't be a prob...
by Troels
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Thinkpad-P50-defective-motherboard-usb-connections/td-p/3536547 December 16 it finally arrives with no working usb on motherboard. Contacted tech support and was informed that this is a known issue :roll: Now that's a good one. Another rec...
by Troels
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Actually, there is 1 or 2 cases with cracks in the P70 too. Plastics are just as thick as on my T60p palmrest, but it is of a different "structure", and definitely does not flex as much. From what I see on the base cover, the plastics seem to originate from Samsung, so the bezel might as well too. M...
by Troels
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

There is only one 4k panel available as far as I know. I used a Spyder to measure. With all due respect, precisely measuring gamuts outside sRGB requires a better colorimeter than a Spyder. Arguably, a brand-new Spyder4 might just do it, though. The color space of the 4K P50 is not supposed to cove...
by Troels
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Happy customers don't complain. Or maybe there are no happy customers at all :lol: For all of those not following the P50 4K display thread on Lenovo's forum and wants to have a laugh: I received my P50 back, and nothing was exchanged or corrected after 2½ months, except updating to the latest BIOS ...
by Troels
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Battle of the 4K panels: Dell XPS15 9550 vs. Lenovo Thinkpad P50 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/When-do-we-finally-get-a-good-screen-P50-4K/m-p/3351261#M60555 I'm actually shocked that the difference really is that severe. :lol: Maybe I should just demand my laptop back,...
by Troels
Mon May 23, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

I once had a laptop that was in repair for 9 workdays. Called them, and got it back -repaired- after 2 workdays. You should try calling them :wink: Thanks for the suggestion. Managed to dig out the phone number. They promised to look into the case and contact me later. They did, and the status is t...
by Troels
Sun May 22, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Why is it that in 99% of notebooks with top perfomance parts are destroyed by either a horrible name and/or terrible gaming/teen design? :lol: I re-stumpled upon the ZBook G3 review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-ZBook-15-G3-Workstation-Review.162600.0.html $4500 gives you noisy rattling fans, FHD...
by Troels
Sun May 08, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Yeah, I saw that too. Here's a user that got his 4K Sharp panel exchanged - but with no improvement: https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/198145-P50-4k-Display-gegen-FHD-austauschen (in German). :( Seeing as I think the competition (HP ZBook G3, Dell Precision 5510/7510) lack in different areas (touchp...
by Troels
Sun May 08, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Toshiba's PC business strategy for the future and what it means for us
Replies: 27
Views: 5169

Re: Toshiba's PC business strategy for the future and what it means for us

I still see Toshiba's PC business strategy as having lots of good intentions, but the quality of their laptops have been extremely poor for a long time. I don't see how they have survived for this long, and I honestly won't miss them if they leave. For example, I just found this test today: http://w...
by Troels
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Boe Hydis UXGA better than modern IPS?
Replies: 50
Views: 11695

Re: Boe Hydis UXGA better than modern IPS?

Depends. I know for sure that the SXGA+ covers sRGB, but from what I have heard, the UXGA doesn't. Don't take my word for it, but if that is true, then the SXGA+ will give you better colors. If you are worried about color tints, then just get a colorimeter and calibrate the display. None of the SXG...
by Troels
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Looks horrible but it can be the camera. Yes, that's most likely coming from the camera. I get the same when I take pictures of my X220's screen. If it was from the camera, why is the right part of the screen consistently considerably darker compared to the left part? It smells more and more like t...
by Troels
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Many people do not recognize difference between TN and IPS panel, so yes, they are. The same for resolution. (...) Thinkpads are corporate machines, right? Then they are configured to suit the application in order to save money for the company buying them. Hence, configurations with a 4K AdobeRGB d...
by Troels
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

If it is a known issue, how come some find the 4K screen decent and fine? They can't be (that) blind. No, but all the older IPS panels either yellowed in no time (LG) and all had low gamut. :lol: No, I get your point, but I don't think that the older IPS panels are good by today's standard, when one...
by Troels
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 36055

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Just another "happy" customer returning P50 4K due to poor screen quality. Wondering what ratio is required to trigger Lenovo finally realize that ? FYI: I'm not returning mine, but I'll file a complaint to IBM/Lenovo service department this Tuesday demanding a screen replacement. They are even wel...
by Troels
Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*
Replies: 43
Views: 8329

Re: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*

Yes my impression is that the screws would hold the cover into place, even if clips were broken.
by Troels
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*
Replies: 43
Views: 8329

Re: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*

Just removed my hatch cover on my P50 to verify. You'll need to undo 6 screws with a PH0 screwdriver. Then use a small flat screwdriver to "lift" it open. I started to the left of the dock connector (above the battery area) and to the right of the battery. Lift up the left part with your left hand, ...
by Troels
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*
Replies: 43
Views: 8329

Re: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*

I wouldn't call all post T60 ThinkPads disappointing - not by a long stretch - but to each their own. Neither would I. In fact, I don't see that current gens Panasonic, HP or Dell have anything to offer compared to the P50 or P70, provided that the P50 or P70 live up to their promised specs on pape...
by Troels
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*
Replies: 43
Views: 8329

Re: Why the ThinkPad P50/P70s have a failed design *pictures*

Micrex22, I don't follow you on all points. #1: True. I particularly would prefer that they re-introduce all status LEDs and the LCD roll cage. But the 4:3 form factor does not leave enough room for a dual fan heatsink design, while still having DIMM slots, drive slots/bays and battery in place. Unl...

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