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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#31 Post by n4ru » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:20 pm

I'm sorry in advance because I'm sure this question is beating a dead horse at this point, but were proper non-s kits abandoned entirely due to the flicker error causing inconsistent results?

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#32 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01 am

gpot wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:38 pm
I definitely want in on this. Would you be able to send me a paypal link or is it not available yet?
Payment link is up now.
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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#33 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:03 am

n4ru wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:20 pm
I'm sorry in advance because I'm sure this question is beating a dead horse at this point, but were proper non-s kits abandoned entirely due to the flicker error causing inconsistent results?
As I 've mentioned before. The previous revision of the LVDS => eDP chip has a bad compatibility. The newer version is much better and Javi told me it's working. However due to the limit of funds/risk/time, it will not be up until we recover the cost of WQHD kits
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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#34 Post by Orbitronics » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:34 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01 am
gpot wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:38 pm
I definitely want in on this. Would you be able to send me a paypal link or is it not available yet?
Payment link is up now.
Done, I'm really excited and happy you chose to distribute these. I sold my macbook for a t430s so I'm glad I can have a swanky resolution to go with it.

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#35 Post by al1k » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:18 am

Any info about compatible panels?
T43 -> x120e -> T61 -> T400 -> X200t -> T420 -> T430s
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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#36 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:50 am

al1k wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:18 am
Any info about compatible panels?
According to Javi-Jie, All the WQHD 14" panels will "most likely" work. (check panelook)

He tested LP14QH1-SPB3.

Again, I strongly recommend against ordering panels prior to receiving the kit
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#37 Post by Tasurinchi » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 pm

Very good news... My piggy bank is sad it did loose some money today :D :D
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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#38 Post by ji2o0k » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:43 am

Woot!! Thx RMSMajestic! Just ordered 2 kits!

Once I do the upgrades, will re-sell the FHD mod kits and panels...woot!

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#39 Post by AlphabetPudding » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:14 pm

I have a question regarding this kit: having 2 spare X1C kits, would it be possible to reuse the cable of these kits and use the WQHD-T430s kit on the X1C?
If I remember correctly, the boards were the same and the only difference was the cable length?

I'm very much interesting in the upgrade kit but could not decide yet whether or not to get 1 or 2 kits ...

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#40 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:05 am

AlphabetPudding wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:14 pm
I have a question regarding this kit: having 2 spare X1C kits, would it be possible to reuse the cable of these kits and use the WQHD-T430s kit on the X1C?
If I remember correctly, the boards were the same and the only difference was the cable length?

I'm very much interesting in the upgrade kit but could not decide yet whether or not to get 1 or 2 kits ...
NO, both black cable and FPC cable are different. FHD and WQHD were also built in accordance for different specs/requirements.
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#41 Post by dkirker » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:49 pm

Count me in when a T420 (non-s) compatible product is ready!

Glad to see the continued effort for these work horses. :D :bow:

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#42 Post by T.lancer » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:58 am

hi, I assume that you can only use a WQHD screen with the this new board? or it is also compatible to a FHD screen? couldn't see this question asked yet.

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#43 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:06 am

T.lancer wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:58 am
hi, I assume that you can only use a WQHD screen with the this new board? or it is also compatible to a FHD screen? couldn't see this question asked yet.
I asked about compatibility with FHD screens, the answer was "No": viewtopic.php?f=45&t=124841#p809058
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#44 Post by Troels » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm

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 backlight still be modified using IntelPWMControl, or does this kit somehow drives the LEDs at a high frequency?

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#45 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:12 am

Troels wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm
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 backlight still be modified using IntelPWMControl, or does this kit somehow drives the LEDs at a high frequency?

1. yes, everything's the same as T420s FHD

2. I need to ask Javi Jie on that
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#46 Post by Quantumcross » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 pm

Just wanted to say hi, I've put in my payment for 2 kits a couple days ago. Thank you :)

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#47 Post by einar » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 am

Great initiative - much appreciated!

Just paid one kit with GBP.

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#48 Post by Troels » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 am

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 :)

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#49 Post by jblo94 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:51 pm

I am also very interested in the T420 (non s) kit. Thank you for doing this!

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#50 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Troels wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 am
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 :)
:
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

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Translation: (Personally I'm not that sensitive to PWM, (I'm more sensitive to colors) and I don't understand much abt that so perhaps I can't translate it very precisely)

The board it self does not process the pwm signals. It's transparent to the system, and Intel PWM Control should work just like before.

But regardless of the input PWM, the actaul backlit circuit runs on a high frequency PWM, and only gets duty cycle from system.

so after the mod, there's no need for intel pwm control.

The actual frequency has not been measured, but it's high enough or it's DC.

I have disassembled a AUO panel and it's DC
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#51 Post by xyzzyx » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Hi. Definitely want this. Thank you so much!

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#52 Post by AlienHacker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:46 pm

hallo all
i made an account just for this.
i am an IT manager for 20 years now. have done several extreme mods in various laptop brands/models like installing not suported mxm cards and screens in hp and alienware /dell laptops.

i just sold all of them and bought a t430s for my next personal laptop. the things/mods i can do to it are many

so i will start with the screen.
after reading many forums i understand that i need the controler sold in this thread . and then i will have to find a compatible screen on ebay or alixpress.
is that right?

also after the control board is made , will you test and tell us which panels are compatible and we should order ?


i will order one board tomorow.
count me in for 1

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#53 Post by Troels » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:51 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:20 pm
:
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: (Personally I'm not that sensitive to PWM, (I'm more sensitive to colors) and I don't understand much abt that so perhaps I can't translate it very precisely)

The board it self does not process the pwm signals. It's transparent to the system, and Intel PWM Control should work just like before.

But regardless of the input PWM, the actaul backlit circuit runs on a high frequency PWM, and only gets duty cycle from system.

so after the mod, there's no need for intel pwm control.

The actual frequency has not been measured, but it's high enough or it's DC.

I have disassembled a AUO panel and it's DC
Thank you for asking RMSMajestic and thank you for the reply, Javi Jie, it is highly appreciated!
I'm kinda on the fence whether I will order one or two controller boards (seeing that the T430s can be modified with a xx20 keyboard, is definitely tempting me to get a used T430s as well... decisions, decisions... argh). Will make my mind up by the end of the week.

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#54 Post by xyzzyx » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm

Hello again. FYI I joined this board just for this as well. How do I order?

Thank you!

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#55 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:47 pm

xyzzyx wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Hello again. FYI I joined this board just for this as well. How do I order?

Thank you!
you can pay through the paypal link. payapl should allow you to pay with bank cards as well. If you wanna pay using bitcoins/ethernum, plz let me know
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#56 Post by xyzzyx » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:59 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:47 pm
xyzzyx wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Hello again. FYI I joined this board just for this as well. How do I order?

Thank you!
you can pay through the paypal link. payapl should allow you to pay with bank cards as well. If you wanna pay using bitcoins/ethernum, plz let me know
Great! please pm me the link.

Thanks!

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#57 Post by xyzzyx » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:54 pm

Placed an order.

Thanks!

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#58 Post by mr.rhtuner » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:42 am

Hello, placed an order as well yesterday.
The fact that no soldering is required is a huge benefit for me. Plus obviously the screen resolution upgrade.
This will be a great addition to my NitroCaster FHD X230 :-)

Just curious, are there photos of this mod complete so the buyers can see? I've seen the image RMS posted but I'm interested in a few other pictures if possible.

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#59 Post by Troels » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:48 pm

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:

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#60 Post by RichardActonis » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:38 pm

Hi, just want to verify about the FHD kits (for a t430s upgrade from stock):

1) the FHD kits are still available?

2) recommended screens are like:
https://www.amazon.com/AU-B140HAN01-1-B ... B00GIRSHEA
https://www.amazon.com/AU-B140HAN01-1-S ... B00FFFC93Q

3) recommended cables are...?

the FHD page, didnt really see model numbers
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Replacing ... _IPS_Panel

Thanks

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