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T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)

#1 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:27 am

detailed description please see here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/232340748739
pre order will run at least until Jun.15th
I'm running low on the screen cable reserve for T420s/T430s, thus pausing the selling. It will resume if I'm clear that I can get extra cables in. The selling for X1c is not affected


For those of you who are in USA, Russia or Ukraine

Please pay here, price is $50 $42.5 and shiping is $5:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... aNonHosted


For those of you who are in the rest of the world

Please pay using the link below, price is $50 $42.5 and shipping is $7.5 (extra shipping plus $1.5 insurance)
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... aNonHosted




GBP link will be updated later


For those of you who are willing to pay in GBP (notice: amount is subject to change due to the recent rollercoaster of GBP as a result of Brex(s-h)it)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... KWPJLK52XC
The WQHD kits pre-order will be open as soon as I received confirmations from Javi-Jie

There are also similar kits for X1 Carbon (1st Gen with Ivy Bridge CPUs):
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242


the kits for non-s T420/T430 will be out, but special terms might apply, which I will open another thread later.


Guys please do not fill this thread with "I want one" replies..... Thanks!!

Moderators please delete those replies for the easiness of reading

Ebay warning:

techorbits-inc is selling replacement LG screens as the B140HAN01.2

http://www.ebay.com/usr/techorbits-inc? ... 7675.l2559



Dec.25 2016
Pre-Order for Nov officially ends. Please Do NOT pay/purchase now.
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Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

#2 Post by SaskFellow » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:10 am

I bought it before, but I'm down for another. I'm thinking about getting a T430 or s version and doing the keyboard swap.

Oooo... WQHD... probably want to aim or a T430s for the extra graphics horsepower there and better power handling. I'm definitely interested in one of these pending price and screen availability.
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#3 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:34 am

Welcome back RMSMajestic!!

Woot, I grabbed 2 FHD IPS kits previously and did a T420s and T430s...

Curious, are these the same kits??

Interested good sir!!

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#4 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:12 pm

ji2o0k wrote: Curious, are these the same kits??
practically the same... I don't think Javi would change the design、components as it's not economically wise to do so.
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#5 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:22 pm

Woot, WQHD...what screen is recommended with thes kits??

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#6 Post by whitelabel » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:49 pm

Hey! That's some AWESOME news right here :D
Sign me up for the "s"-kit, please.

Thank you! :D

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#7 Post by PatchySan » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:54 pm

Very interested in the "non-s" kit RMSMajestic, would love to upgrade my standard T420 to FHD IPS. Been a happy camper with the last T420s IPS kit you sent me which still works great now.

Hope it all pans out well for you in this next batch and again many thanks for doing this for the ThinkPad community.

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#8 Post by stallmanite » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:00 pm

im very much interested in either a FHD or a 1440p kit for my non-s model t420, any details on them yet?

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#9 Post by seasonshu » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:26 am

Any chance for getting a WQHD kit (or two..) for the X220/X230? If the kit was to upgrade to 13" X320/X330 would be my dream..

Recommended LCD panel it's working with? (EDIT: the kit may actually come with an LCD -- if so, what type and is it matte (antiglare)?)
Also, I am still not definite whether the brightness changing is working.
Is there an installation manual that I could take a look at, please? (or does it come with one?).

Many thanks.

EDIT 27/10: I read the Ebay listing specified in the original post and answers my questions.. X220 is a no-go at all. Oh well.
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#10 Post by ji2o0k » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:39 am

seasonshu wrote: Also, I am still not definite whether the brightness changing is working.
Is there an installation manual that I could take a look at, please? (or does it come with one?).

Many thanks.
I can confirm with the previous FHD "-s kits" that RMSMajestic sold, the brightness changing works.

By brightness changing, I assume you mean FN + Home for increased brightness and FN+ End for decreased brightness..

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#11 Post by dailyherold » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:56 am

I have a FHD kit for my T430s and it has been marvelous, really added an extra 2 years or so to using it as my main work laptop (software dev so really appreciate extra real estate for code). Brightness controls work no problem, and would highly recommend the kit to anyone. WQHD has perked my interest as well, so I may just need to get another....for the spare T430s I got/stole off eBay!! Gotta love the resale market for our beloved Thinkpads.

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#12 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:06 am

Slightly OT... Brightness control also works with non-s kits
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#13 Post by pakastinhki » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:31 am

What does the WQHD actually mean, adapter on the motherboard for that kind of screen? Also how much for WQHD screen, carbon ones are pretty expensive from ebay. Anyone any working links from somewhere else?

I just got myself a T420s I7 to do this mod for, I just want IPS screen and would prefer the higher resolution in spite of some scaling issues.

Posted this accidently on wrong thread, sorry... having some migraines. :)

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#14 Post by dennker » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:04 pm

Do the T420s kits work with the T430s, too? Title says so, but the paypal description is only about the T420s. Thanks in advance!

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#15 Post by SaskFellow » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:20 pm

dennker wrote:Do the T420s kits work with the T430s, too? Title says so, but the paypal description is only about the T420s. Thanks in advance!
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#16 Post by jcitme » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:27 pm

The WQHD kits pre-order will be open as soon as I received confirmations from Javi-Jie
Yay, do you have a rough estimate of when you'd get confirmation on buying a WQHD kit? I'm interested in a WQHD kit for a T430s, so I hope it's available soon.

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#17 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:14 pm

jcitme wrote:
The WQHD kits pre-order will be open as soon as I received confirmations from Javi-Jie
Yay, do you have a rough estimate of when you'd get confirmation on buying a WQHD kit? I'm interested in a WQHD kit for a T430s, so I hope it's available soon.

He is working on the design right now..... the earliest estimate will be roughly at the end of December for US members.
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#18 Post by dailyherold » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:03 pm

@RMSMajestic, so just to confirm, the paypal preorder link on your OP is specifically for the FHD kit? And an additional preorder link for the WQHD kit will be posted in the future once design/logistics are finalized?

Thanks for doing all of this!

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#19 Post by BrothahHeffay » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:11 pm

what panels are compatible for the fhd and qhd? I'd only go qhd if the quality (not just res) is better than fhd. If anyone knows please share so I dont miss the boat on a kit waiting for qhd's that may not come :D

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#20 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:07 pm

dailyherold wrote:@RMSMajestic, so just to confirm, the paypal preorder link on your OP is specifically for the FHD kit? And an additional preorder link for the WQHD kit will be posted in the future once design/logistics are finalized?

Thanks for doing all of this!
Yes once things are settled I will post the link. But my best estimate is that it will take about 2 month
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#21 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:08 pm

BrothahHeffay wrote:what panels are compatible for the fhd and qhd? I'd only go qhd if the quality (not just res) is better than fhd. If anyone knows please share so I dont miss the boat on a kit waiting for qhd's that may not come :D
Panels compatible for FHD are:

AU Optronics panels:

B140HAN01.0
B140HAN01.1
B140HAN01.2
B140HAN01.3

I personally have used B140HANO1.3 (matte) for a T420s and T430s......you have to be careful to make sure you are buying authentic panels....

I ended up buying used pulled screens from Dell Latitude E7440 14" B140HAN01.3 (matte - Grade A) from a US seller with high feedback.

I posted pics of the panel here in the previous thread:
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 40#p779392

Before and after pics of the T430s:
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 60#p782349

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#22 Post by Wainwright » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:55 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:the kits for non-s T420/T430 will be out, but special terms might apply, which I will open another thread later.
Yay, been waiting for this for so long I'm overjoyed~ Just hoping I meet whatever special terms...

One question! I'm guessing the non-s T420 FHD kit is also by Javi, is this a new design that fixes the flickering problem? It would be awesome if it does. I know there's one by kingkonglue but I don't want to sacrifice the DP port...

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#23 Post by tudoranadi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:03 am

Are these compatible with T430 or just with the "s" version? If not will be a batch for T430?

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#24 Post by Tasurinchi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:42 am

There are basically two kits. One for T420s and T430s models, and another for T420 and T430, the latter kit causes the screen to flicker in some cases (I for example have a T420 and two T430 modded with this adapter and they work fine).
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#25 Post by harryK » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:09 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
For those of you who are willing to pay in GBP (notice: amount is subject to change due to the recent flucturations of GBP)

(link to be updated)
Should we still wait for this or is it advisable to use the USD link? I wouldn't want the kits to run out...

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#26 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:35 am

I would suggest use the USD link and not to wait.....get in while there is a sure thing as there are only limited quantities of the kits....

Go go go!!

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#27 Post by tpbest33 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:07 am

I ordered one T430s FHD kit. Thanks. - CK

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#28 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:43 am

dailyherold wrote:@RMSMajestic, so just to confirm, the paypal preorder link on your OP is specifically for the FHD kit? And an additional preorder link for the WQHD kit will be posted in the future once design/logistics are finalized?

Thanks for doing all of this!
Yes the WQHD kit and non-s kit will be released some time later. There might be special terms applying to the non-s kits.
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#29 Post by chx1975 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:55 pm

I love you for returning :D I am thinking on buying another kit and tuck it away for safety. For what will become of me if this FHD T420s gets broken or stolen? I've thought it'd be irreplaceable and have chastised myself for not getting a spare.

However, I have two T420 non-s laptops and I am wondering whether a non-flicker version is available perhaps? (I got the second T420 when the T430 came out because of that atrocious keyboard, it's brand new. I also set out to and eventually did score a not-too-expensive of the same keyboard standalone with the USB cord just in case. I will never move from the old keyboard.) The "special terms applying to the non-s kits" -- is that "no return for flicker"?

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#30 Post by RMSMajestic » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:21 pm

chx1975 wrote: The "special terms applying to the non-s kits" -- is that "no return for flicker"?
kindof.... currently Javi tested that the more power consuming solution does not flickek, but the more energy efficient solution does.
small test batch will be released to German users and maybe some USA members
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