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New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#151 Post by Yao2000 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:06 am

I recently upgraded my T430s to IGZO low-power 400 nits FHD panel from T490 / T495 / X1 carbon and it is FANTASTIC.

i dont recommend the WQHD panel. it sucks up too much power and FHD is perfect for 14 inch screen.

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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#152 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:54 pm

What version of the adapter do you have? I'm surprised that panel is compatible. I'm doing the FHD mod on a T430 with an old version of the adapter, I just need an LCD.
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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#153 Post by Yao2000 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:13 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:54 pm
What version of the adapter do you have? I'm surprised that panel is compatible. I'm doing the FHD mod on a T430 with an old version of the adapter, I just need an LCD.
i honestly do not know what version. i ordered from a guy on taobao china and i was told it was the version from year 2018.
i believe the same version that works with the B140HAN01.3 panel will also work with the new IGZO low-power panels.

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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#154 Post by stingray_SIX_TWO » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:12 am

Just an update from my which may be relevant for you guys out there who haven't yet installed the kit or are thinking about other display options. I had the original Majestic kit running with a matte AUO B140HAN1.2 matte display for the past 2 years with no issues. I did buy this new kit like 2 years ago and never installed it, kept it originally for my T420s but that since got stripped for parts.

When I got a really good deal on a mint case T430s i7 I figured I'd try out the kit and ordered an originally unsupported display: AUO B140HAN1.8, this is the glossy variant of the 1.2. The dealer did not have the 1.3 and the listing for 1.8 said it is a matte display but after some research I was pretty sure it is glossy so I went for it and in fact got a B140HAN1.8 glossy display and this greeted me after roughly plugging it into the case and connecting the kit:

https://i.imgur.com/YcLZatM.jpg

It works! The display does not have the original 4 hinges to arrest it in the lid so I used thin tape and some rubber pieces to fix it in place...

https://i.imgur.com/Vo0MrR9.jpg

The display quality so far looks outstanding, no dead pixels and viewing angles are fantastic. Compared to the matte display I would say color representation is a bit less intense/full, clarity is superior, brightness about the same.

https://i.imgur.com/o8vMtcE.jpg

All functions including auto-dim, display brightness settings etc. are working as intended.

https://i.imgur.com/WjHW5jz.jpg

While the main tasks of text, spreadsheets and emails work flawlessly watching FHD video is a real pleasure on this display and feels better looking than the matte one. I still run the original kit with the matte FHD on the i5 430s and I can't quite part with it so I'll probably use it to experiment with getting the Sierra Airprime LTE card working :D

https://i.imgur.com/6JpPoiI.jpg

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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#155 Post by stingray_SIX_TWO » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:41 am

stingray_SIX_TWO wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:12 am
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Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

#156 Post by Fry34 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:30 am

Hello,
I have a b140han04.0 from a t490 that i replaced by low power one, and thinked to use it on my t420.
It may be compatible with this kit ?
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