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

#31 Post by chx1975 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:49 pm

I do not care about power usage, really, if it works.

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#32 Post by Peter Larsen » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:56 pm

Only because I'm curious. I've just pre-ordered. How many have otherwise pre-ordered until now.
Thank you to the trouble of obtaining the kit for the general public. :D :banana:

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#33 Post by Dr. Ego » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:25 pm

Thank you so much for taking time to offer these kits once again!

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#34 Post by theterminator93 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:50 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
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
Works for me. I've adjusted to flicker (strange how it bothers you less after a while) for over a year now so the possibility of no flicker is worth the risk of still having it. :)
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#35 Post by SaskFellow » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:29 am

theterminator93 wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote: 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
Works for me. I've adjusted to flicker (strange how it bothers you less after a while) for over a year now so the possibility of no flicker is worth the risk of still having it. :)
I'm wondering does the flicker get better if you plug the power block into a noise filtering device? Such as a higher end surge protector or a UPS.

I've noticed on some more sensitive electronics that the devices really improve their behaviour when hiding behind a proper noise filter to clean up the garbage power coming from the outlet. Such as I had a customer who went through three amps because of line noise, he was returning the third when I asked him just to try it and let us know. He came back amazed because the line noise on his speakers completely disappeared. I've had routers become magically more stable and have a better range in my own experience. Parents Panasonic plasma was a noisy dinkus, until I got them to give up the decade old surge bar... lol

So I'm just wondering, does the flicker happen when it's only on battery power too? If so is the flicker less pronounced?
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#36 Post by HerrBlonde » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:46 am

Hello,

so I have made my pre-order via PP (link you provided) and was just wondering, will you need any other information besides the one provided via the payment process?

Another thing: Is there a compiled list of trustworthy sources regarding displays?
Still need to get me a B140HAN01.3.


Thanks a lot for now, looking forward to upgrade my t420s soon!

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#37 Post by koeng » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:31 pm

Any updates on the non-s T420 converters? I am looking at getting a new upgrade from some older thinkpads, and whether or not I could do this mod is the deciding factor. I like the T420 because I've heard of heat issues with the T420s (plan to run an eGPU setup so that is important), but if the converters aren't available, I can live with an inferior heat sink. Thanks

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#38 Post by RMSMajestic » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:51 pm

HerrBlonde wrote:Hello,

so I have made my pre-order via PP (link you provided) and was just wondering, will you need any other information besides the one provided via the payment process?

Another thing: Is there a compiled list of trustworthy sources regarding displays?
Still need to get me a B140HAN01.3.


Thanks a lot for now, looking forward to upgrade my t420s soon!

Only info I need is your shipping address and email and both are provided to me when you made the payment
I can't made a trustworthy source list unfortunately. But I'd recommend getting screens within your country ***AFTER*** the kit arrives. so that if soemthing goes wrong you can still negotiate with the screen seller or open a case.
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#39 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:56 am

HerrBlonde wrote:Hello,

Another thing: Is there a compiled list of trustworthy sources regarding displays?
Still need to get me a B140HAN01.3.


Thanks a lot for now, looking forward to upgrade my t420s soon!
Here is the US ebay seller that I used - I purchased 2x B140HAN01.3 matte screens from the seller.

These were used Grade A screens pulled from Dell E7440's.....first screen was perfect, no blemishes. 2nd screen was good, 3 tiny white spots on the screen that is only noticeable on an angle..

http://www.ebay.ca/usr/discountedlaptop ... 2749.l2754

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#40 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:43 am

About delivery: Javi will post the orders to me around Dec.15, So I will post all the packets hopefully before christmas.
And before Javi post it you can still place orders.

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#41 Post by OlegT » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:35 am

Hello everyone!

Dear RMSMajestic, Thank you very much for the opportunity to improve our favorite laptops :)

Also very interested WQHD kits. We are looking forward to information about this.

Thank you!
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#42 Post by ji2o0k » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:03 am

RMSMajestic wrote:About delivery: Javi will post the orders to me around Dec.15, So I will post all the packets hopefully before christmas.
And before Javi post it you can still place orders.

Final project in my college life..... >_<
Awesome! I am eagerly awaiting word on the WQHD kits...

Congrats on college life! Good way to cap off college life with this excellent mod kit to the masses you are providing!! Congrats again!

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#43 Post by stepon » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:11 pm

Thinking hard about upgrading my T430s, but wanted to get input on a couple of things.
1. what is this I hear about screen flicker? The stock TN screen is super dim and color requires seating sweet spot but there is no flicker. I can see the refresh on CRT, my brain seems to have a high refresh rate, flicker is a deal killer.
2. AU Optronics screens seem to be missing IPS labels in the couple sellers I searched, if they are not IPS any of you guys out there tried Majestic's kits with success? And do you have part numbers?

Thanks, sorry for the questions, this is a lot of money for me so I need to be sure.

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#44 Post by jetpathar » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:18 am

Hello,

I just made the pp payment for the pre-order of your T420s FHD kit and I was wondering
if you would have any advice about the best panel for outdoor use.

Thank you for your effort in allowing us to have access to these parts.

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#45 Post by ji2o0k » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:48 am

stepon wrote:Thinking hard about upgrading my T430s, but wanted to get input on a couple of things.
1. what is this I hear about screen flicker? The stock TN screen is super dim and color requires seating sweet spot but there is no flicker. I can see the refresh on CRT, my brain seems to have a high refresh rate, flicker is a deal killer.
2. AU Optronics screens seem to be missing IPS labels in the couple sellers I searched, if they are not IPS any of you guys out there tried Majestic's kits with success? And do you have part numbers?

Thanks, sorry for the questions, this is a lot of money for me so I need to be sure.
Screen flicker may occur on the T420 and T430 non "-s" versions....possibly due to the layout of the components and the proximity of the mod kit to the power components.

No reported screen flicker on the "-s" series so your T430s will be fine...I did the screen mod on a T430s and T420s....both are working beautifully.

Make sure you buy authentic AUO panels though....i ended up buying used pulled panels from Dell E7440 laptops..they were Grade A and sold by a US ebayer (I linked the ebay seller in my above post).

Panels look like this:
http://i.imgur.com/DNAXdudl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vRPhR02l.jpg

More info here (I posted in a previous thread):
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 40#p779392
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#46 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:23 am

ji2o0k wrote:Screen flicker only occurs on the T420 and T430 non "-s" versions
Small comment from my side, not all non-s models flicker.

Some users reported no issues at all. I have a T420 a two T430 modded with the kit and none of them flicker.
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#47 Post by ji2o0k » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:57 am

Tasurinchi wrote:
ji2o0k wrote:Screen flicker only occurs on the T420 and T430 non "-s" versions
Small comment from my side, not all non-s models flicker.

Some users reported no issues at all. I have a T420 a two T430 modded with the kit and none of them flicker.
Ohh, thanks for that info!

Revising my post for accuracy!

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#48 Post by bukowski » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:35 am

Since i'm out of time for the preorder....i have no chance to get one of this?
It's confusing because the payment link is still there....

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#49 Post by geo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:12 pm

bukowski wrote:Since i'm out of time for the preorder....i have no chance to get one of this?
It's confusing because the payment link is still there....
RMSMajestic wrote:About delivery: Javi will post the orders to me around Dec.15, So I will post all the packets hopefully before christmas.
And before Javi post it you can still place orders.

Final project in my college life..... >_<
Hey, I was wondering the same, are the pre-orders still on until Dec.15th?

Thanks!

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#50 Post by bukowski » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:50 am

As i've said yesterday i don't know if i'm in time, but i ordered one at the end.

Hope it's ok.

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#51 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:25 pm

All good to order until I finished my final project at college >_<
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#52 Post by manishanand001 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:29 am

Good luck!
BTW, I assume there is no update yet on the non-s kits :(

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#53 Post by tudoranadi » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:20 am

manishanand001 wrote:Good luck!
BTW, I assume there is no update yet on the non-s kits :(
Still waiting too for that non-s kits, to give my T430 a new life. :D
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#54 Post by nizmoz » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:28 pm

T440 not included in this I guess :(
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#55 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:50 am

nizmoz wrote:T440 not included in this I guess :(
I think you can change the screen directly on T440, as I recall it's edp port.
But the touchpas should be changed first :wink:
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#56 Post by nizmoz » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:08 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
nizmoz wrote:T440 not included in this I guess :(
I think you can change the screen directly on T440, as I recall it's edp port.
But the touchpas should be changed first :wink:
Any more details? What is touchpas?
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#57 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:23 pm

nizmoz wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote: I think you can change the screen directly on T440, as I recall it's edp port.
But the touchpas should be changed first :wink:
Any more details? What is touchpas?
sry typos, "touchpad"

replace the original one with the one that has physical buttons
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#58 Post by bybor » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:12 am

nizmoz wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote: I think you can change the screen directly on T440, as I recall it's edp port.
But the touchpas should be changed first :wink:
Any more details?
I've seen reports of successfull installation of FHD IPS (B140HAN01.2) screen for T440s, which is probably same for T440. No adapters, because as RMSMajestic told the screen connector is eDP. This thread/adapters are for T430s because it uses different connector, incompatible with modern/good IPS screens.

Recommended upgrades are FHD IPS screens from AU Optronics - B140HAN01.2 (matte), and B140HAN01.3 (glossy).

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#59 Post by kosnarf » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:48 pm

Just wanted to you thank you for what you're doing. I've been looking for T430s FHD upgrade for some time now. Let me know if you need any information. Paypal order sent.

I will definitely order a WQHD kit if those are ever available.

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#60 Post by nizmoz » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:28 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
nizmoz wrote:
Any more details? What is touchpas?
sry typos, "touchpad"

replace the original one with the one that has physical buttons
I actually have one that I have yet to install. Just never felt like it since I mostly use an external mouse anyways. :)
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