The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

LARGE picture files allowed here. Those with slow connections, beware!!! do NOT go here on your PDA or Cell Phone!
Post Reply
Message
Author
ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#1 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:10 pm

They say that the picture is worth a thousand words...so, here's your first "grand":

Image

I'm feeling charitable today, so here's another one:

Image

Three times is the charm:

Image

Now, LED AFFS vs. conventional (very well-preserved) UXGA IPS, with both screens set at full brightness with AC adapters plugged in:

Image

closeup:

Image

a few more:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


The bottom line is: if you like your FlexViews light & bright, it doesn't get better than this, not in 4:3 format anyway.

Are there any caveats to this upgrade?

Yes. Do not try this at home. Seriously. You stand an excellent chance of blowing a fuse or two in the process.

RealBlackStuff will be offering this LED AFFS upgrade on 15" T6x models soon enough, but not on T4x because there's simply way too much "fiddling" (as he would like to say) involved. So, what you're seeing here is a "one-off" testbed.

Then again, if the price is not a factor to be considered...maybe you could talk him into building you one of these... :twisted:

I had to re-load my monitor profiles, and play with Catalyst Control Center panel a bit after this screen swap in order not to have my eyesight damaged any further. Not kidding. For a non-outdoor LCD, this screen is *extremely* bright. Take it from someone whose work laptop has a (4:3 no less) LCD rated at 1000 nits...so yes, I know "very bright" when I see it... :D

For your ultimate viewing pleasure, the slideshow can be accessed here:

http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i33 ... =slideshow

While I still enjoy my A31p's conventional IPS FlexView LCD tremendously, the idea of having a similar screen that will never go dim was just too tempting...and that's how my T43p ended up being the guinea pig for the umpteenth time... :mrgreen:

Now, if I could only find a similar LCD to throw into my wife's Z61m... :jhem:
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Fixed_Rider
Sophomore Member
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:15 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#2 Post by Fixed_Rider » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:09 pm

So close, yet so far..... Having just got my daughters T43p back from RBS I wish I could have added this to the list!!! :cry:
Then again if I did get this done my daughter wouldn't have it....I would have bribed her for it!

Looked AWESOME!!!!!
ThinkPads: T420 W520, X61, X61s, T61, T43p (SATA Mod by RBS) & iPhone 5

Utwig
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 8:52 pm
Location: Slovenia/Europe

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#3 Post by Utwig » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:46 pm

Awesome.

How much would a 4:3 AFFS 15" AFFS with T61 or T61p motherboard cost?

What is the resolution? Also UXGA?

Today I replaced with SXGA+ panel on my 14" T60p. Now with all the low-screen notebooks which look like those organizers from 1980's my Thinkpads look really cool
T540p, T420s (soon to be T420ps :) ), X61t, T60p, T42p, A21p

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:51 pm

Utwig wrote:Awesome.
Thank you. Coming from someone who knows his screens, it's highly appreciated.

I'm certain that you found the keyboard layout familiar as well... :D
How much would a 4:3 AFFS 15" AFFS with T61 or T61p motherboard cost?
Feel free to PM me for a quote. Seriously.
What is the resolution? Also UXGA?
Yes, sir.
Today I replaced with SXGA+ panel on my 14" T60p. Now with all the low-screen notebooks which look like those organizers from 1980's my Thinkpads look really cool
That's exactly why some of us are thriving to keep the 4:3 format alive...stay tuned, additions to this thread will follow in a few days... :D
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Utwig
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 8:52 pm
Location: Slovenia/Europe

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#5 Post by Utwig » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:53 am

Didn't notice the SLO/CRO/SRB layout at first. Actually my X61t has US and T60p has UK layout - I don't care what it says on the keys.

I had in mind this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_digital_diary

Present day notebooks remind of that.

What is the source of AFFS panel?
T540p, T420s (soon to be T420ps :) ), X61t, T60p, T42p, A21p

bmwman91
Sophomore Member
Posts: 224
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:09 pm
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#6 Post by bmwman91 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm a little confused...so an IPS panel was taken and the original backlight was removed and replaced with an LED one?
W530 | 3920XM | 32GB PC3-12800 | Quadro K2000M | 500GB Samsung 840 | 256GB Samsung 840 | Win8.1 Pro

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#7 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:14 pm

bmwman91 wrote:I'm a little confused...so an IPS panel was taken and the original backlight was removed and replaced with an LED one?
No.

This is an ex-factory LED AFFS FlexView panel. Custom wiring by RealBlackStuff in order to get it to work in a machine that originally wasn't meant to utilize such a screen.

The same mod is available for the 15" T6x systems.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 pm

So I decided to play a bit with the colour profiles on this T43pFL...just a bit, to get it warmer...

T43p on the left with A31p to the right:

Image


Image


Image

Stay tuned, more is coming up...
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#9 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Now, how does this LED panel compare to a brand new (NOS) LG Philips SXGA+ IPS FlexView that I just installed on my T43F?

Frankie to the left, The Beast to the right, both running W7 with screens on full brightness and AC adapters plugged in...

Do bear in mind that the resolutions are different...

Image


Image


Image


Image


Image
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Adda
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 685
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:49 pm
Location: Nørresundby, Denmark

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#10 Post by Adda » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:11 pm

Oh this really looks good, once my sound system is 'done' I probably won't be able to stop my self from getting a SATA mod and a screen like that, it's just too good to pass up, T4x's just keep getting better and better.

ThinkPad A30
Pentium III-M 933MHz
Crucial 2x256MB 133MHz CL2
Mobility Radeon 16MB
15" UXGA FlexView
Zheino Classic A 32GB
Samsung SpinPoint M5S 160GB
NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A
Broadcom MiniPCI BCM43222 802.11n Dual Band
AKE BC168 USB 2.0
26P8287 203 "Malaysia"
46L4697
02K6898
02K6753

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 15898
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: The final mod on my "ultimate" T43p: AFFS LED LCD *huge* PIC

#11 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:42 pm

Just a small upgrade on the current configuration since it's been a while... :D

T43p SFL (originally 2668-BY8)

Based on 2668-Q6U:

P M 780(2.26GHz)
2GB RAM
80GB 7200rpm HD................now 32 GB Intel X-25E SATA SLC SSD
15in 1600x1200 LCD..............yes, but with a LED-lit Hydis IPS panel
128MB ATI FireGL V3200
CDRW/DVD...........................now DVD RW or UltraBay battery
Wireless upgradeable..............now Atheros a/b/g/n
Modem..................................now BlueTooth/Modem
1Gb Ethernet
UltraNav................................disabled
Secure chip............................disabled
Fingerprint reader...................removed
9c Li-Ion batt
WinXP Pro..............................now Win 7 Pro 32
Slovenian layout keyboard (NMB)

Still an absolute joy to use... :banana:
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF

Abused daily: T61p

PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests