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

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:23 am
by EvanJoo
Well, The new 1920X1080 IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 , And T430S T420S is on sale now. No flickering issue , and Lower Power consumption

some Topics about How to replace the older screen to the FHD upgrade kit for thinkpad T420 T430 , And T430S T420S , you can search a lot in the internet.

Please buy it in this links :

1) For thinkpad T420 T430 : https://www.ebay.com/itm/372318133135

2) For thinkpad T420s T430s : https://www.ebay.com/itm/372318139616

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

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:36 pm
by Niknok
That seller is NOT RMSMajestic.

That looks like the same unauthorized clone that has been sold for a while on Ali-Express and Ebay.

How can you claim no flicker and low power consumption for all?

Buyers, beware.

It is up to RMSMajestic, and only RMSMajestic to post claims about the product.

EDIT: Read the whole thread, many of us have purchased the kit and are satisfied with it.

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

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:10 pm
by EvanJoo
HI,friend
First, I am not RMSMajestic .
Second , This is the new version controller board from our company, not clone any ones . We have test over 7 days with these new version before . No flickering issue , and Lower Power consumption . We test Continued a whole 24 hours, and then use the finger to touch the main chip , it is only a little heat , not hot , won't hurt the fingers or cook an egg . The factory said the main chip is about 200mW . Someday , if it is possible, we will test it .

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:18 pm
by t140568
I bought one. Works pretty well. I have noticed a little flicker occasionally on startup, but works flawlessly after a minute or two. I’ve been using it regularly for the last 6-8 weeks or so. I’ve been happy with it and have found it to be worth it. The hardest part was finding an authentic AUO...1.3 display. YMMV.

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:04 pm
by Niknok
I find three vendors selling this board on Ebay; sunnyqshop, e-qstore, and csmqshop. The e-qstore Ebay listing is new. The Ebay listing by sunnyqshop goes back to March 2018. The Ebay listing by csmqshop goes back to February 2018. The three vendors use the exact same pictures except for the watermark. Based on the timing, and appearance, this product is similar to the clones mentioned by RMSMajestic. And when the posting says "Well, The new 1920X1080 IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 , And T430S T420S is on sale now. No flickering issue , and Lower Power consumption" it certainly sounds like an improved RMSMajestic product, especially as this new "vendor" has not posted here before. But I have no way of knowing if this is a completely different product from RMSMajestic and Javi-Jie or is based on their research or is a copy or a clone. It would be helpful if RMSMajestic could comment, and if he could update the status of his FHD upgrade board for the non-S models. It has been since Oct 2017 since RMSMajestic posted "the kits for non-s T420/T430 will be out, but special terms might apply, which I will open another thread later." I think it is fair at this time to ask RMSMajestic for an update on the status of the non-S kit, or perhaps these other kits are the only option that will be available.

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

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:06 am
by EvanJoo
HI, Niknok .

I do know who you are , and What is your purpose .

Don't discredit me and the others .

We are in LCD controller board about 7 years, supply lots of LCD controller boards for TTL, TMDS, LVDS, EDP panels . We are cooperating with some main LCD controller board factories and some original LCD chips suppliers . We have some original LCD chips' engineers support.

It is shameful to clone other people's creation . The topics produces that we sell are our own design and firmware.

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

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 am
by EvanJoo
t140568 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:18 pm
I bought one. Works pretty well. I have noticed a little flicker occasionally on startup, but works flawlessly after a minute or two. I’ve been using it regularly for the last 6-8 weeks or so. I’ve been happy with it and have found it to be worth it. The hardest part was finding an authentic AUO...1.3 display. YMMV.
Hi, t140568
Thank you for your message . Please contact with the item's seller about the problem of the items, so that you can get more helpful support and service.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:18 am
by RMSMajestic
Errrrr just wondering. If it's your own design and firmare why don't you change the embedded SPD for some better or cheaper panels? Right now even B140HAN02 has came out?

And how about WQHD kits? Are you able to come up with your own design? :wink:

It's okay, Javi's design has pretty much became a public reference. And we will cease support for FHD panels. Good luck dealing with fake panel sellers on feebay :)

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

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 pm
by theterminator93
Okay, so no fix for those of us (myself included) with FHD kits for the T420 that flicker?? :(

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

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:31 am
by EvanJoo
theterminator93 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Okay, so no fix for those of us (myself included) with FHD kits for the T420 that flicker?? :(
HI,friend
Sorry to reply you so later. There is no flicker issue in our FHD kits , please do not worry .

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

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:59 pm
by Niknok
Installed FHD upgrade kit sold by e-qstore in a T420 (i7, 8gb, SSD, 90w adapter). Mounted (taped) board onto lid behind LCD panel.

No flickering at all.

No flickering on battery power only, or when AC adapter charging battery.

Works well for my system.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 pm
by EvanJoo
Niknok wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Installed FHD upgrade kit sold by e-qstore in a T420 (i7, 8gb, SSD, 90w adapter). Mounted (taped) board onto lid behind LCD panel.

No flickering at all.

No flickering on battery power only, or when AC adapter charging battery.

Works well for my system.
HI, Niknok . Thank you very much for being fair to us.

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

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:29 pm
by rdrake
I'll wait for more guinea pigs before jumping in. what would be a good screen match for this?

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

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:56 pm
by jaspen-meyer
What's are the required screen specs?

I've been using my coreboot T420 with quad core Ivy Bridge processor but the screen makes the machine difficult to use. If this works, I could use a few of these kits.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 pm
by financialwar
how is the brightness control with this controller?

Thinking about getting it for T430s with B040HAN01.2 on windows 7

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

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 pm
by TPFanatic
From their eBay:
Support LCD model:

AUO B140HAN01.0 B140HAN01.1 B140HAN01.2 B140HAN01.3
LG LP140WF1-SPB1 LP140WF1-SPV1 LP140WF1-SPK1
SAMSUNG LTN140HL02-B01

You can prepare one to replace for your panel . Please note : this item does not include a LCD panel .
There are some fake LCD panel in the market , some sellers mark a fake sticker . after install the Not compatible panel , the backlight will turn on , but it will be no picture . We suggest you buy B140HAN01.3 , this panel parameter is relatively good, other panels are scarce in the market
I'd buy this but my recreational budget is terribly limited right now.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:23 pm
by Niknok
financialwar wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 pm
how is the brightness control with this controller?

Thinking about getting it for T430s with B040HAN01.2 on windows 7
On my T420 (Win 8.1) the brightness control works exactly the same.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by EvanJoo
rdrake wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:29 pm
I'll wait for more guinea pigs before jumping in. what would be a good screen match for this?
HI,friend
The B140HAN01.3 will be best . B140HAN01.2 is good one too.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 pm
by EvanJoo
jaspen-meyer wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:56 pm
What's are the required screen specs?

I've been using my coreboot T420 with quad core Ivy Bridge processor but the screen makes the machine difficult to use. If this works, I could use a few of these kits.
HI,friend
I suggest you use the AUO screen, model number are B140HAN01.0 B140HAN01.1 B140HAN01.2 B140HAN01.3 . If it is possible, B140HAN01.3 will be best choice.

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

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 pm
by EvanJoo
financialwar wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 pm
how is the brightness control with this controller?

Thinking about getting it for T430s with B040HAN01.2 on windows 7
HI,friend
Yes, As #17 Post by " Niknok " said , the Operation System can control the brightness .

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

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 am
by Art
If this is legit, then why have you masked the laser etching of each chip in pictures?
Nobody can reverse your PGA image simply by identifying the silicon.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:43 am
by Art
Somebody pls post a pic of the other product in question if it’s suspect.

There’s not neccecarily anything unethical about cloning something the right way though.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:10 pm
by djscoggins
Has anyone used their cable and screen combo? I found a listing that includes the cable and a FHD IPS Screen for about $150 that I am interested in trying but would like to see if anyone else has taken the plunge.

Link:https://www.ebay.com/itm/B140HAN01-1-1- ... 0009.m1982

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

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:47 pm
by TPFanatic
djscoggins wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Has anyone used their cable and screen combo? I found a listing that includes the cable and a FHD IPS Screen for about $150 that I am interested in trying but would like to see if anyone else has taken the plunge.

Link:https://www.ebay.com/itm/B140HAN01-1-1- ... 0009.m1982
The PRIMO119 code convinced me to buy one of these as I don't have the patience to hunt down the screen myself. 157 PPI here I come. Will the T430 be able to replace my T500?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm
by TPFanatic
I installed my LCD + adapter kit today. I got the B140HAN01.1 LCD and it has a stuck pixel in the middle... It's dimmer than I'd expect from an LED screen, the TN FHD I have in the T520 is way brighter, but that can be attributed to the IPS nature of this display. And it's great to have an IPS display again. No more tilting the lid up and down. There is minor edge backlight bleeding and moreso in the lower left corner where I taped the adapter board, but only noticeable on dark backgrounds.

14" 1920x1080 doesn't scream loads of real estate like 15.4" 1920x1200, probably because I'm missing 120 horizontal lines, and because of the 14" diagonal. 15.4" can make 1280x800 seem like a lot, because there is physically a LOT of screen on a 15.4", less so on a 14". There are still appreciably more pixels than heckin 1600x900 may it go obsolete.

Default text is not too small to read from an arm's length away.

60p is the only supported refresh rate. (the HD+ could do 60p and 40p.) Speaking of the HD+, that will eventually go into my second T420 that is presently without a lid.

Backlight controls work as they should with a working OSD in Windows 7.

It arrived within 2 weeks of ordering so I'm pleased about that.

There was a small baggy included with four flat little rubber nubs about the diameter of a key dome, IDK what they're for so I ignored them.

It's good overall. I don't like the price tag, list price of $147 for the FHD + adapter combo, whereas it costs less than $50 tops for an HD+ LCD and cable combo, but it is what it is. Only in the Thinkpad world can you get nice things like this. Good job EvanJoo and e-qstore.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:55 pm
by TPFanatic
The recommended placement of the adapter board, behind the LCD in the lower left corner of the lid, causes backlight bleed and promotes unnecessary flexing of the LCD glass with lid motion. !! Not wanting to cause early wear to the display I found a new place for the adapter board.

Large image: https://i.imgur.com/HsasL8J.jpg

I ripped out the aluminum keyboard support from the palmrest to make room for the adapter board to fit there. The adapter board and cables are covered with electrical tape to protect from heat and hold them above the fan so it spins undisturbed. Temperature is unaffected.

My speaker grille was already missing and I haven't the interest to replace it.

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

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 pm
by Niknok
That's quite clever! Is it a tight fit?

I wonder if the board could fit in the GPU area [for those without a GPU] if the cable was longer.

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

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm
by TPFanatic
With a longer cable you can do this: https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/2502 ... 292302.jpg as sold on Taobao. But whether or not they are the improved versions without flickering is unknown.

I am having some airflow problems doing this but the backlight bleed and screen flexing bothers me more.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:42 pm
by Niknok
Here is Evan Joo's reply to a query about purchasing a longer cable to experiment with placement of the (non-S) converter board:

HI,friend

Thank you very much for your letter and advice.
The longer cable of the kit for the t430s can work with this item, but as the cable are so a little bigger that they are not putting under the keyboard. We try to cut some GND cables to Make them thin and thin, so that to put them to under the keyboard. But there is another problem is that The signal are easily disturbed,and some time the the screen can not see . So we do not cut the GND cables to make it thin. But send with the plastic washer for people install the screen. Hope for your understanding.
Have a great day!

Evan

Has anyone received the washers and if so, where are they used? I assume they are something to raise the LCD evenly...

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

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:11 pm
by TPFanatic
I received four small transparent washers in a baggy but I dropped one by accident and was unable to find it, and in its absence I did not try them.