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

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:10 pm
by ajkula66
They say that the picture is worth a thousand words...so, here's your first "grand":

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

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Three times is the charm:

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

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closeup:

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a few more:

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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:

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

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:09 pm
by Fixed_Rider
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!!!!!

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

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:46 pm
by Utwig
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

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

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:51 pm
by ajkula66
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

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

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:53 am
by Utwig
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?

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

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:08 pm
by bmwman91
I'm a little confused...so an IPS panel was taken and the original backlight was removed and replaced with an LED one?

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

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:14 pm
by ajkula66
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.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 pm
by ajkula66
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:

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Stay tuned, more is coming up...

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:38 pm
by ajkula66
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...

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

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:11 pm
by Adda
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.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:42 pm
by ajkula66
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: