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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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#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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#231 Post by timsydney » Tue May 23, 2017 9:19 am

Anyone know if these panels are legit?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AU-Optronics ... 1593716908

I'm assuming the AUO panels are the bright ones?

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#232 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue May 23, 2017 9:25 am

You will need to explicitly ask, but I don't think they are AUO's. From the auction you linked:
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#233 Post by pauloromeira » Tue May 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Ezhik wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 12:31 am
Still praying for non-S kits. This is an amazing project you've been running, though.
I'm praying here too. :mrgreen:

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#234 Post by crashnburn » Wed May 24, 2017 10:08 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 3:42 pm
bluesceada wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 12:56 am


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. ;)
Could not find the WQHD kit - Is there one now? or only FHD 1080p?
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#235 Post by ji2o0k » Thu May 25, 2017 4:30 pm

crashnburn wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:08 am
RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 3:42 pm


Will be good till Jun. 15th at least, price lowered to $42.5. ;)
Could not find the WQHD kit - Is there one now? or only FHD 1080p?
FHD 1080p only for now...I am watching this thread like a hawk for the WQHD kits!!

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#236 Post by chx1975 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:59 pm

Yay we are back! Last year I found a kind soul who have built a Full HD T420s for a modest fee for me. Anyone up for doing it this year with a T430s? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to buy a used T430s off eBay (we can discuss which -- but the one with Thunderbolt is mighty alluring), a T420s palmrest, a T420s keyboard, an upgrade kit from here, a full HD screen, hack the whole thing together, flash the keyboard BIOS and then mail it to me in Canada :)

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#237 Post by crashnburn » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:38 am

chx1975 wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 10:59 pm
Yay we are back! Last year I found a kind soul who have built a Full HD T420s for a modest fee for me. Anyone up for doing it this year with a T430s? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to buy a used T430s off eBay (we can discuss which -- but the one with Thunderbolt is mighty alluring), a T420s palmrest, a T420s keyboard, an upgrade kit from here, a full HD screen, hack the whole thing together, flash the keyboard BIOS and then mail it to me in Canada :)
I wouldnt mind a GroupBuy/ Group Assemble on this.. :) To make it worth their while.
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#238 Post by piotrek » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:56 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:15 am
nope, Javi has kind of given up. Though we promised to do a batch order for those guys at German thinkpad forum who are willing to take risk on their own. In one sentence, there will be probably in total ~100 kits worldwide that might not work.
Maybe I'm just plain stupid or just naive, but why wont he release a schematics and part list? Ok, I know, "it's all about the money", but if he has given up already...? More people, more eyes, maybe someone will think about some solution?

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#239 Post by n4ru » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:07 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:15 am
CryoGenBG wrote:Do you have any ETA of the non-S models ?
nope, Javi has kind of given up. Though we promised to do a batch order for those guys at German thinkpad forum who are willing to take risk on their own. In one sentence, there will be probably in total ~100 kits worldwide that might not work.
How did KK do it?

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#240 Post by hoichi » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi folks!

Sorry in advance if this is the wrong thread, but.

I’ve bought the upgrade kit by msmajectic las autumn or early winter, and a few days ago I’ve recieved and installed an
AUO-B140HAN01-3 from here. And it looks sweet as pie on dark backgrounds, or on absolute white, but on light backgrounds about the left third has a pronounced tint:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wTC0H ... 80-h720-no

Under some circumstances the tint is bluish or cyanish, under some other it’s just dirtier colors, it may not be noticeable on busy backgrounds, but it never changes position. It’s always the same ~105mm from the left.

So, does anybody have any idea, what’s going on? Is it a faulty panel (or damaged) panel? Is something wrong with my upgrade kit? Or did I mess up the upgrade job? Like damaged the cable with a hinge or something?

And do you think it’s a good idea to try and attach the old TN panel to the upgrade kit cable, just to see if the stripe goes away? Is the upgrade kit compatible with the old panels?

PS. My Thinkpad is T430s with i5 & Intel HD 4000.

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