T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

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Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

#211 Post by john5p » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:25 am

Ended up getting a new screen replacement which resolved the vertical bands issue. Previous display was defective. Was worried that the converter board or cable had an issue. Glad that wasn't the case :)

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#212 Post by minor7 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:28 am

Just got my board and new screen installed the other day. It looks fantastic!

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#213 Post by jcitme » Wed May 03, 2017 12:57 pm

@RMSMajestic I'm still waiting for WQHD, any update for when that will arrive?

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#214 Post by TankPad » Wed May 03, 2017 2:59 pm

jcitme wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 12:57 pm
@RMSMajestic I'm still waiting for WQHD, any update for when that will arrive?
Last I heard, end of May pre-orders with shipment a month following that. Can't wait to get stuck in. :)
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#215 Post by jakob.lundberg » Thu May 04, 2017 7:11 am

Peter Larsen wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:15 am


I got one from this seller
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141571829923
No problems, everything works prefect.
Se my previous post.
Thanks for the recommendation. I just got the screen and it now works for me as well.

http://imgur.com/a/o0mwu

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#216 Post by bluesceada » Mon May 08, 2017 2:18 am

I have two questions:

Will we have black vertical borders at the left and right like jakob.lundberg just showed in the post before this, or is it just the picture he used? It will work with natively 1920x1080, right?

What is the expected cost of this upgrade kit as soon as we can pre-order? The last ebay auctions suggest $750 ... really? So to me it looks mostly meant for enthusiasts that want to keep the T420s for reasons that newer notebooks can not offer anymore (ultrabay?)? For me, my overall goal is just to get a Thinkpad in the T4xxs series that has real buttons for use with the trackpoint, and a good enough screen (like most IPS panels offer). A completely before-T440-style keyboard is a bonus but not a requirement. So am I looking at the right way to achieve this, or will it probably be more expensive than doing a keyboard-mod based on a newer T4xxs that I will still have to buy (and selling the T420s)?

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#217 Post by jakob.lundberg » Mon May 08, 2017 2:42 am

Will we have black vertical borders at the left and right like jakob.lundberg just showed in the post before this, or is it just the picture he used? It will work with natively 1920x1080, right?
It is just the image I used that is not in the same ratio as the screen resolution.
What is the expected cost of this upgrade kit as soon as we can pre-order? The last ebay auctions suggest $750 ... really?
I got the kit for about $50-$60.

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#218 Post by ji2o0k » Mon May 08, 2017 11:07 am

Yeah, I believe the $750 ebay price is just so RMSMajestic can keep the listing alive (not that anyone would order at that price, but if they did...bonus for him!!).


Kit cost me approx. $60-$65 CDN and the screen was around $115CDN...

There was a cheaper authentic screen that RMSMajestic posted but I had already ordered mine...

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#219 Post by ThorOfAsgard » Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am

Anyone know when these kits will be available again?

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#220 Post by TankPad » Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 pm

ThorOfAsgard wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am
Anyone know when these kits will be available again?
I believe pre-orders will happen near the end of May, with delivery a month later. :)
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#221 Post by pauloromeira » Sun May 14, 2017 7:31 am

Hi guys! I'm new here :mrgreen:

I'm very interested in the "non-s" kit, would love to upgrade my standard T430 to FHD IPS.

Anyone knows if it'll be possible?

Thanks RMSMajestic for the awesomeness.

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#222 Post by ji2o0k » Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am

I clicked on the X1 Carbon link in the OP and RMSMajestic posted on April 14 in that thread that he still has those kits available.

Reading the X1 Carbon thread that the only difference between the X1 Carbon kit and the T420s kit is that the FCC cable is longer......

Price seems close - for those that are looking for the T420s kit - perhaps ping RMSMajestic to see if the X1 Carbon kit will work in a T420s\T430s and if so, go go go!!

/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242

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#223 Post by TankPad » Sun May 14, 2017 7:56 pm

ji2o0k wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am
I clicked on the X1 Carbon link in the OP and RMSMajestic posted on April 14 in that thread that he still has those kits available.

Reading the X1 Carbon thread that the only difference between the X1 Carbon kit and the T420s kit is that the FCC cable is longer......

Price seems close - for those that are looking for the T420s kit - perhaps ping RMSMajestic to see if the X1 Carbon kit will work in a T420s\T430s and if so, go go go!!

/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242
I had asked this question previously and it seems they are essentially the same kit with the exception of the cable. I had thought about just ordering that one and hopefully scavenging the cable from the mountain of donor hardware I've been collecting.
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#224 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon May 15, 2017 12:05 pm

ji2o0k wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am
I clicked on the X1 Carbon link in the OP and RMSMajestic posted on April 14 in that thread that he still has those kits available.

Reading the X1 Carbon thread that the only difference between the X1 Carbon kit and the T420s kit is that the FCC cable is longer......

Price seems close - for those that are looking for the T420s kit - perhaps ping RMSMajestic to see if the X1 Carbon kit will work in a T420s\T430s and if so, go go go!!

/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242
No need, will open another pre-order within 2 days, price will also be lower
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#225 Post by n4ru » Tue May 16, 2017 11:03 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 12:05 pm
ji2o0k wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am
I clicked on the X1 Carbon link in the OP and RMSMajestic posted on April 14 in that thread that he still has those kits available.

Reading the X1 Carbon thread that the only difference between the X1 Carbon kit and the T420s kit is that the FCC cable is longer......

Price seems close - for those that are looking for the T420s kit - perhaps ping RMSMajestic to see if the X1 Carbon kit will work in a T420s\T430s and if so, go go go!!

/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=122242
No need, will open another pre-order within 2 days, price will also be lower
Is that just for the -s kits or will non-s finally be included?

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#226 Post by bluesceada » Wed May 17, 2017 1:35 am

Ah very nice. I will be gone for about a week and don't know if I can preorder in that time. What will be the process to preorder, and how long will it be open?
Thanks!

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#227 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed May 17, 2017 10:43 am

bluesceada wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:35 am
Ah very nice. I will be gone for about a week and don't know if I can preorder in that time. What will be the process to preorder, and how long will it be open?
Thanks!
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#228 Post by bluesceada » Thu May 18, 2017 12:56 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 10:43 am
Similar to this one
As I don't know how long this one was open, I still don't know. I guess I will just have to wait until you update the first post again. Thanks already for making this happen!

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#229 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu May 18, 2017 3:42 pm

bluesceada wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 12:56 am
RMSMajestic wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 10:43 am
Similar to this one
As I don't know how long this one was open, I still don't know. I guess I will just have to wait until you update the first post again. Thanks already for making this happen!
Will be good till Jun. 15th at least, price lowered to $42.5. ;)
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Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

#230 Post by Ezhik » Sat May 20, 2017 12:31 am

Still praying for non-S kits. This is an amazing project you've been running, though.
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