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

#61 Post by nizmoz » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:29 pm

bybor wrote:
nizmoz wrote:
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).
Thank you sir. I will look into this right away!
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#62 Post by Marto_ » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:17 pm

Hi,

Am I too late to place an order?

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#63 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:24 pm

Javi-Jie has dispatched the kits to me.
So no more new orders
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#64 Post by Marto_ » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:56 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:Javi-Jie has dispatched the kits to me.
So no more new orders
Oh, I was really keen to get one, but missed this thread in time.

Will these be available alongside the T420/T430 "non s" batch in the future?

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#65 Post by nizmoz » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:19 pm

bybor wrote:
nizmoz wrote:
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).
I actually just did this upgrade but with the .1 screen (not what I ordered, it said .2), but it is still IPS and great quality! The laptop looks great now! Love the screen. Thank you!
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#66 Post by ocmasta » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi RMSmajestic,

Sent you some emails via ebay, about when and if you source another batch, I'd like to order a number of these to do up a few T430s with quad core processors and these FHD screen modifications. I have recently started replacing the original dual core BGA CPU package, in place of a quad core of the same TDP. Which work great. These super powered T430S laptops are like no other and believe we can work closely on this.
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#67 Post by dailyherold » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:26 pm

ocmasta wrote:Hi RMSmajestic,

Sent you some emails via ebay, about when and if you source another batch, I'd like to order a number of these to do up a few T430s with quad core processors and these FHD screen modifications. I have recently started replacing the original dual core BGA CPU package, in place of a quad core of the same TDP. Which work great. These super powered T430S laptops are like no other and believe we can work closely on this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
How are you doing this with T430s models which have a soldered on cpu? Or are you upgrading T430 models since those cpus are not soldered?

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#68 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:14 am

dailyherold wrote:
ocmasta wrote:Hi RMSmajestic,

Sent you some emails via ebay, about when and if you source another batch, I'd like to order a number of these to do up a few T430s with quad core processors and these FHD screen modifications. I have recently started replacing the original dual core BGA CPU package, in place of a quad core of the same TDP. Which work great. These super powered T430S laptops are like no other and believe we can work closely on this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
How are you doing this with T430s models which have a soldered on cpu? Or are you upgrading T430 models since those cpus are not soldered?
Interested as well!! I thought the T430s has a soldered on CPU and heat is an issue with the slimmer chasis...more info would be appreciated!

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#69 Post by nitrocaster » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:39 am

ji2o0k wrote:I thought the T430s has a soldered on CPU
T420s/T430s do have a soldered on CPU. T420/T430 do not.
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#70 Post by informationinflux » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:33 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:Javi-Jie has dispatched the kits to me.
So no more new orders
Was holding out hope for the 2017 ThinkPad 470 series. As it has totally disappointed, wonder what the future looks like for T430 upgrade kits?

If you are making a list of interested parties, I would happily add my name to such a list.

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#71 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:55 am

dailyherold wrote:
ocmasta wrote:Hi RMSmajestic,

Sent you some emails via ebay, about when and if you source another batch, I'd like to order a number of these to do up a few T430s with quad core processors and these FHD screen modifications. I have recently started replacing the original dual core BGA CPU package, in place of a quad core of the same TDP. Which work great. These super powered T430S laptops are like no other and believe we can work closely on this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
How are you doing this with T430s models which have a soldered on cpu? Or are you upgrading T430 models since those cpus are not soldered?
T430s BGA i7 3612qe.......
Leokim did that on a X230
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#72 Post by itintelligence » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:57 am

RMSMajestic wrote:Javi-Jie has dispatched the kits to me.
So no more new orders
Hi RMSMajestic,

I *Just* found out about this upgrade, seems I may be a little late to the game. Are you looking to source any more of these kits? I would purchase one for certain.

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#73 Post by Marto_ » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:27 pm

That makes it 4 people interested in another batch, who have replied here, so there is interest in ordering a minimum of 4 kits. If you add people who are interested but haven't replied, and people ordering multiple kits, it probably comes to 8 kits (especially if the pre-order interest thread is done outside of holiday season.

Would 8-10 kit orders justify another batch?
itintelligence wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote:Javi-Jie has dispatched the kits to me.
So no more new orders
Hi RMSMajestic,

I *Just* found out about this upgrade, seems I may be a little late to the game. Are you looking to source any more of these kits? I would purchase one for certain.

Many Thanks

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#74 Post by Sausage Spectacular » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Marto_ wrote:That makes it 4 people interested in another batch, who have replied here, so there is interest in ordering a minimum of 4 kits.
Extremely sorry for the 'me too', but... Me too, for the non-s kit at least (T420). Desperate, in fact!

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#75 Post by minor7 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:03 am

Hello all. New to the forum, but I would be interested in a 420s/430s kit as well.

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#76 Post by crashnburn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:32 am

Dang! How did I miss this.. Stuff happening on new thread during holidays.. I was following the older thread which was locked up :(

Any possibilities on this again?
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#77 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:14 pm

depending on the WQHD kits when RMSmajestic releases them and also the screens proven to work with the kits...I'd probably have one or 2 kits freed up (with screens)...

Come on RMS, looking fwd to WQHD kist for T420s/T430s! Thank you kind sir!

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#78 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:57 am

I have tested the kits and will post out today and tomorrow. Though some more time is needed for X1c kits
And how could ppl still missing the chance to buy even I did pre-order for almost 2 months :/
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#79 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:04 am

Jan.12 2016
For every order before Nov.17th, you should be able to see a tracking number now. I will drop your kit at post office tomorrow.
Please notice that for those of you who ordered X1c kits, there will be a little bit delay cos Javi forgot to include the FPC cable in the package.
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#80 Post by minor7 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:38 am

RMSMajestic wrote: And how could ppl still missing the chance to buy even I did pre-order for almost 2 months :/
RMSMajestic
Sorry - just bad timing. Just recently bought the T430s and started looking at replacing the screen. Stumbled on refs. to this upgrade on reddit, and by time I found this thread you had just closed ordering. Seriously missed it by a day. Should have researched faster I guess...

If you decide to set up an order again, I am in.

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#81 Post by jcitme » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:58 pm

I preordered this kit the first day it was available, so @RMSMajestic great news to hear that you're shipping out the kits now!

Is there a schedule for when WQHD 1440p kits are going to be available? That's what I'm REALLY waiting for. Thanks!

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#82 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:50 pm

minor7 wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote: And how could ppl still missing the chance to buy even I did pre-order for almost 2 months :/
RMSMajestic
Sorry - just bad timing. Just recently bought the T430s and started looking at replacing the screen. Stumbled on refs. to this upgrade on reddit, and by time I found this thread you had just closed ordering. Seriously missed it by a day. Should have researched faster I guess...

If you decide to set up an order again, I am in.

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#83 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:51 pm

jcitme wrote:I preordered this kit the first day it was available, so @RMSMajestic great news to hear that you're shipping out the kits now!

Is there a schedule for when WQHD 1440p kits are going to be available? That's what I'm REALLY waiting for. Thanks!

Not really, all I can confirm is that it will definitely be after chinese new year cos Javi is preparing for finals this term..... and after finals it's the chinese new year holiday
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#84 Post by kquadrat » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:08 am

RMSMajestic wrote:Jan.12 2016
For every order before Nov.17th, you should be able to see a tracking number now. I will drop your kit at post office tomorrow.
Please notice that for those of you who ordered X1c kits, there will be a little bit delay cos Javi forgot to include the FPC cable in the package.
Any questions, please contact me here or on my email, which you can find on paypal
@RMSMajestic
it's nice to read that you are able to send some kits. But i'm a bit confused, i made payment at 26. Nov. when i'll will get my kit?

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#85 Post by RMSMajestic » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:16 pm

kquadrat wrote: @RMSMajestic
it's nice to read that you are able to send some kits. But i'm a bit confused, i made payment at 26. Nov. when i'll will get my kit?
USPS told me it will get delivered in about two weeks, you should be able to see a tracking this weekend and it will be on it's way by latest next Tuesday.
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#86 Post by Peter Larsen » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:55 am

Hello RMSMajestic
Received kit today, at the same time a screen. Lucky me. :D
Can you provide assembly instructions?

TIA

I could not wait to see the outcome of the upgrade. :wink:
So I tried to install the kit, and it went really well. :D
Approximately 2 hours of work and great excitement as it booted up.
What a joy, everything worked as expected.
Once again, thank you for the opportunity to get this kit.

PS. I would still like to see the assembly instructions, to see if I've done something wrong.
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#87 Post by CryoGenBG » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:59 am

Do you have any ETA of the non-S models ?

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#88 Post by formerglory » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:35 pm

I'm definitely interested as well. Shame I picked up my T430s just recently, or I would have ordered in the first batch for sure.

I'm also interested in the kit for the regular T430 model, if that ever comes to fruition. However, since I own a T430s and not a regular T430, I'd prioritize the S-model kit first.
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#89 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:09 am

Ebay warning:

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

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



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#90 Post by RMSMajestic » 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.
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