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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#121 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:17 am

dr_st wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:32 am
RMSMajestic wrote:
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If you wanna ask for troubles by enabling fast boot or secure boot, you should solve the troubles you asked for by yourself.
How are fast boot / secure boot relevant to this display mod kit, and what problems can they cause?

Secure Boot - maybe (does it apply more strict checks to display EDIDs or something?), but Fast boot? That's just a mix between Hibernate and Shutdown.
Well I was annoyed by a problem caused by it, windows updates crippled the booting process and there's no option to enter the BIOS to clear the hibernation/fastboot craps :/

Kinda irrevalent.....
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#122 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:20 am

Guys, my sincere apologies.

My flight to China takes off at 11:40 EST.... and it's 04:20 a.m now in Washington D.C. and I still haven't started packing :/ nor prepare for the visa stuffs
I will post out the 2017 orders..... Should be able to finish it..... Really need to pack up and go :/

Will ship out the orders after new year as soon as I come back
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#123 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 am

I will take ~10-20 kits with me to test and ship from China >_<
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#124 Post by fboldog » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:49 pm

:banana:
Have a nice trip.

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#125 Post by Quantumcross » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm

I got my mod kits but I don't have the screen yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for those new X1C screens to shake out.

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#126 Post by pathan421id » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:41 pm

Quantumcross wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm
I got my mod kits but I don't have the screen yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for those new X1C screens to shake out.

Is the FRU bom even up yet?

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#127 Post by ji2o0k » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 pm

looks like my 2 WQHD kits will be arriving soon - picked up 2x LG LP140QH1-SP-A2 from fleabay for $80USD each from a China seller - high feedback, so hopefully these are legit (listings says EXACT LG LP140QH1 (SP)(A2) and has over 99% feedback.

Problem is that it'll take about a month to get to Toronto, Canada. I'm thinking of picking up a T430s i7 and selling my T420s i7....call me a bit looney....

Ok, now to wait for the screens!!

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#128 Post by RMSMajestic » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:02 am

So, I have been approved visa back.

Right now, I'm just sorting things out, It's close to Chinese new year and things can be messy. I will be going to Hangzhou to meet Javi-Jie this week, hopefully as early as Wednesday.

I will try my best to ship put the orders placed between Dec.15 th and Dec. 31st during my stay in China.

Also, for those of you who have already placed your order, you can find my email address on paypal. It's better to contact me through email and forum only keeps 250 msgs
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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#129 Post by Quantumcross » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:43 pm

pathan421id wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Quantumcross wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm
I got my mod kits but I don't have the screen yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for those new X1C screens to shake out.

Is the FRU bom even up yet?
No but we've waited long enough already. If I get the one screen and the Extra Nice screens that are better in every way come out a month later I will be sad.

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#130 Post by mr.rhtuner » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:20 pm

ji2o0k wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 pm
looks like my 2 WQHD kits will be arriving soon - picked up 2x LG LP140QH1-SP-A2 from fleabay for $80USD each from a China seller - high feedback, so hopefully these are legit (listings says EXACT LG LP140QH1 (SP)(A2) and has over 99% feedback.

Problem is that it'll take about a month to get to Toronto, Canada. I'm thinking of picking up a T430s i7 and selling my T420s i7....call me a bit looney....

Ok, now to wait for the screens!!

Hello! I'm not far from you, cool to see another canuck on here.

When I did my X230 FHD mod, you need to be careful with the chinese sellers as they will indicate the following on their auctions:

1 X LCD Screen or compatible one

That above, is what I found on an ebay seller for the screen you listed in your post. Hopefully you get what you requested.

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Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

#131 Post by Frobe70 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:07 pm

Frobe70 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Any chance that a Panasonic VVX14T058J00 panel (WQHD used in T670s) will be compatible with this kit?
Probably not the best panel, but might be cheaper than the best panels.
I have received the kit, and are sorry to confirn that VVX14T058J00 is NOT compatible.
Boot screen was partly garbled, and Windows was shown in three frames on the screen at the same time. Display resolution was shown as FHD in Windows menus.
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#132 Post by kinkng » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Ordered 3 kits from the paypal link. Would be interested in kits for the T430 when available.

Bought 10 of the T420s FHD kits from you previously. Thanks for all the work that you do to give us the opportunity to upgrade our Thinkpads!

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#133 Post by pathan421id » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:06 am

kinkng wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Ordered 3 kits from the paypal link. Would be interested in kits for the T430 when available.

Bought 10 of the T420s FHD kits from you previously. Thanks for all the work that you do to give us the opportunity to upgrade our Thinkpads!
says that more will be available once break-even with the -s wqhd

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#134 Post by mithodin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm

I received both the converter and an AUO B140QAN01.5 today. I will report as soon as I have the time to install.

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#135 Post by NonesensE » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:57 am

Frobe70 wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Frobe70 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Any chance that a Panasonic VVX14T058J00 panel (WQHD used in T670s) will be compatible with this kit?
Probably not the best panel, but might be cheaper than the best panels.
I have received the kit, and are sorry to confirn that VVX14T058J00 is NOT compatible.
Boot screen was partly garbled, and Windows was shown in three frames on the screen at the same time. Display resolution was shown as FHD in Windows menus.
Would be great to know why this happens. Wrong interpretation of the EDID by the adapter? Faulty EDID data on your screen? Broken adapter kit?

Can you read out the EDID of your screen and post it here?

@RMSMajestic any ideas?
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#136 Post by ji2o0k » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 pm

woot, got my 2 WQHD kits!

Now just waiting on the screens - the China seller lists it as EXACT LG LP140QH1-SP A2 - so lets hope that is what I get!

I should have ordered another kit as a spare - might do so a little later....

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#137 Post by Frobe70 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm

I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
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#138 Post by ji2o0k » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:57 pm

Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
Oh crap, I ordered from the same ebay seller!

https://m.ebay.ca/itm/322114990419?_mwB ... noapp=true

This is what I ordered and looks like notebookaid's fleabay feedback dropped...it used to be above 99% I believe!

Oh boy, going to send them a msg to confirm if matte..

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#139 Post by pathan421id » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
Pretty sure winning disputes are easy on ebay, esp since they take the buyer's side almost all the time.

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#140 Post by Troels » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:52 pm

mithodin wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm
I received both the converter and an AUO B140QAN01.5 today. I will report as soon as I have the time to install.
Very eager to hear about how this turns out and how stable the viewing angles are, e.g. when viewed straight on with a white background - does all parts of the screen look equally bright? After the Sharp 4K disaster in the P50, I'm afraid to go by specs alone :D

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#141 Post by mithodin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:24 am

Hi, I am currenty in the process of installing the new screen (AUO B140QAN01.5). It works - with a few caveats. During BIOS and early boot phase, there's lots of noise in the signal and its weirdly deformed (pushed together at the left edge of the screen. However, this might be because I am running Coreboot, so your mileage may vary. Once the actual graphical interface (or framebuffer) is up, everything is fine. (Edit: this was indeed due to coreboot and is not a problem with the board or screen. With libgfxinit, it looks better. Going to test the vga option rom next.) The bigger problem is that the distance between the screw holes on the screen is ever so slightly too large on the screen, so I will have to either just fix the screen with either the top or bottom screws or widen the screw holes towards the screen so I can use all four. Not sure yet what the way to go is here, any tips? I will post a few pictures later.
The good news is that the screen is gorgeous, especially compared to the original one.
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#142 Post by fubu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 am

I've started a google spreadsheet to sum up all the info, feel free to edit the info as you see fit.
Link

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#143 Post by mithodin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 am

Here's a link to some pictures as well as a video showing off the superbly stable viewing angles.
https://nx.treffenstaedt.de/index.php/s/SSty1ELJZdQQ4pF
I ended up only using the top screws and relying on the bezel to keep the display stable, which seems to be fine for now. I will update if problems do arise.

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#144 Post by fubu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:08 am

mithodin wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 am
Here's a link to some pictures as well as a video showing off the superbly stable viewing angles.
https://nx.treffenstaedt.de/index.php/s/SSty1ELJZdQQ4pF
I ended up only using the top screws and relying on the bezel to keep the display stable, which seems to be fine for now. I will update if problems do arise.
Very nice. Mind sharing where you got the screen from? I'm having a hard time finding stores that guarantee the exact panel.

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#145 Post by mithodin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:16 am

Got it off German ebay from ftdlcd. https://www.ebay.de/itm/14-QHD-LED-LCD- ... 2799608880
Although it is listed as B140QAN01.5 or compatible, so it was a bit of a gamble getting that one.

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#146 Post by Quantumcross » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 am

Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 1975,21977

The SPA2 is the glossy version of the LP140QH1. The SPB1 is the matte version...

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#147 Post by Quantumcross » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 am

fubu wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 am
I've started a google spreadsheet to sum up all the info, feel free to edit the info as you see fit.
Link
I've added what little information we know about the X1C6 panels. I'll update as more info comes in.

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#148 Post by ji2o0k » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:43 am

Quantumcross wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 am
Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 1975,21977

The SPA2 is the glossy version of the LP140QH1. The SPB1 is the matte version...
Oh noooooo........

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#149 Post by fubu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:43 pm

mithodin wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:16 am
Got it off German ebay from ftdlcd. https://www.ebay.de/itm/14-QHD-LED-LCD- ... 2799608880
Although it is listed as B140QAN01.5 or compatible, so it was a bit of a gamble getting that one.
Thanks!
Quantumcross wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 am
fubu wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 am
I've started a google spreadsheet to sum up all the info, feel free to edit the info as you see fit.
Link
I've added what little information we know about the X1C6 panels. I'll update as more info comes in.
Nice, thanks for the effort!

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#150 Post by pathan421id » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 pm

T420-S/T430-S FHD kit adapted for T420/T430 is available through ebay and aliexpress now. Copy of javi's FHD kit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/162887293940



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LCD-con ... autifyAB=0

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