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T420/T430 FHD kit!

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T420/T430 FHD kit!

#1 Post by alisan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:41 am

Hey,

Somebody on reddit appears to have successfully installed FHD display on his T420! No flickering issue (the board goes behind the panel). Searching on the internet I've found this item on aliexpress, the same as the one used by the Reddit guy.

I think this is an awesome news, I'm immediately imagining myself buying a T430/extended battery/classic keyboard mod/FHD mod. Something I wanted to have since a lot time!

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#2 Post by t420poklop » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Thats good news. I have been waiting for the non-s IPS screen since mid 2015 and still waiting and not loosing hope. I think there are many of us. T420 is unique machine!

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#3 Post by AlienHacker » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:06 pm

[censored]... i just saw this post but 8 hours ago i paid a chinese vendor from alixpress for 2 LP-140WD2 (TL)(G1) panels

supposedly the best tn panels we can put in our t430/t420

if i had seen this post yesterday i would order the kit and an ips panel... :-(

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#4 Post by alisan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:48 am

Oh, I'm sorry for that. Did you make sure with the seller that you will really get the LP-140WD2 (TL)(G1) . Once I got a compatible [censored] model that I had to send back for refund.

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#5 Post by AlienHacker » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:55 pm

i talked with the seller for 3 days. she over and over verified to me that they are original lg LG LP140WD2(TL)(G1) panels.
i told her that i only want these and i will return them if they are something else and she said she is sure.
so lets wait and see. maybe i did trace the last of the lgs.

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#6 Post by mydreamlaptop » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:50 am

Wonder how long it will take to come down in price. Will consider it when total of panel and necessary adapter(s) reaches $100.

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#7 Post by bostonian » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:40 pm

Interested in upgrading my t430 with the FHD. Can some one point me to any listings for the converter?

Thanks!

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#8 Post by BigT0ny » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:43 pm

I ordered this board from the ebay listing, it came way sooner than expected! I ordered an LCD but I received an LP140WF6(SP)(C2) - a glossy LCD! :BAAAD!: Slightly dissapointed, I quickly connected it all to test that it works. The adapter board does the job just fine! I cycled between min & max brightness a few times, and I've taken some (bad) photos if any of you would like to see: https://imgur.com/a/VG4CT

Even though the screen isn't the one I wanted, I'm happy to know that it works fine. Once it's all assembled next week I can uploade some comparison shots (this T420 currently has the 1600x900 LCD).
W520 + CF-W9 :help:

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#9 Post by BigT0ny » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:54 pm

I had a few hiccups along the way but my T420 is finally equipped with a matte FHD LCD (B140HAN01.3) and it looks really nice! As with the glossy LCD I tested, there's no flicker at all. This was the fourth LCD I received, these are the problems that I had;
-The first LCD I ordered was glossy
-The second was damaged in transit
-The third seems to be incompatible with my board (it is an Innolux N140HCE-EAA Rev.C2) as it would power on but show just a black image

On the Reddit post in the OP, the OP of the Reddit thread mentioned that the adapter board sits behind the LCD, but no matter how I laid it all out, the LCD wouldn't sit flush. Luckily I was able to place the board near the CPU heatsink pipes, it was a perfect fit! I might take some photos of it later if anybody is interested.
W520 + CF-W9 :help:

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#10 Post by ji2o0k » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:03 pm

looks like the eBay listing in the reddit thread is no longer available for sale...

I click on the Aliexpress link and it's in Spanish? Can't seem to find that one on the global site...were these listings one-offs?

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Re: T420/T430 FHD kit!

#11 Post by BigT0ny » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:44 pm

I think they were one-offs, or an early batch? Hopefully we'll see more soon. :)
W520 + CF-W9 :help:

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