T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

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T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#1 Post by tomatohat » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:31 pm

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=118070

A while back rmsmajestic was selling a few FHD upgrade boards for the t420/t430/t420s/t430s. JJ is still working on a revision to fix the flickering issue on the t420/t430, but there's no ETA. I've been bouncing a few emails with rmsmajestic about upgrading, but I think he's taking a small break from future orders. So I'm going to pull the trigger myself.

Right now, the FHD option by 51nb members is pretty much exclusively related to the t420s and t430s, which seems to be free from the issue. Wondering if anyone else was interested in making the upgrade. I'll be making an order for a batch pretty soon to try out the 2K and FHD on the T430s.

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#2 Post by manishanand001 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:51 pm

I'd be up for it. Which seller did you have in mind?

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#3 Post by CannedPeachy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:14 pm

I'm interested as well!

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#4 Post by tomatohat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 am

manishanand001 wrote:I'd be up for it. Which seller did you have in mind?
What do you mean? I think RMSmajestic took preorders then made one big order. Don't remember if he took payment with the preorders, but I'm thinking about doing it a different way - I'll make one big order and foot the bill, and people buy from me stateside with probably something like bitcoins or paypal.

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#5 Post by CannedPeachy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:08 am

tomatohat wrote:
manishanand001 wrote:I'd be up for it. Which seller did you have in mind?
What do you mean? I think RMSmajestic took preorders then made one big order. Don't remember if he took payment with the preorders, but I'm thinking about doing it a different way - I'll make one big order and foot the bill, and people buy from me stateside with probably something like bitcoins or paypal.

When do you think you will order?

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#6 Post by tomatohat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:03 pm

Probably within the next month or so.

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#7 Post by manishanand001 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:58 pm

tomatohat wrote:
manishanand001 wrote:I'd be up for it. Which seller did you have in mind?
What do you mean? I think RMSmajestic took preorders then made one big order. Don't remember if he took payment with the preorders, but I'm thinking about doing it a different way - I'll make one big order and foot the bill, and people buy from me stateside with probably something like bitcoins or paypal.
I'm not sure if this is correct but I thought RMSmajestic was selling JJ's kit which they customized personally, and that there are other sellers of the same/similar kit, and one in particular that uses the DP lane from docking port rendering a dock unusable. I remember seeing some kits on some other Chinese vendor site. Anyhow, let us know when you put an order together. Cheers!

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#8 Post by tomatohat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:20 pm

manishanand001 wrote:
tomatohat wrote:
What do you mean? I think RMSmajestic took preorders then made one big order. Don't remember if he took payment with the preorders, but I'm thinking about doing it a different way - I'll make one big order and foot the bill, and people buy from me stateside with probably something like bitcoins or paypal.
I'm not sure if this is correct but I thought RMSmajestic was selling JJ's kit which they customized personally, and that there are other sellers of the same/similar kit, and one in particular that uses the DP lane from docking port rendering a dock unusable. I remember seeing some kits on some other Chinese vendor site. Anyhow, let us know when you put an order together. Cheers!
I'm planning to buy FHD from JJ, just had a chat with him yesterday.

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#9 Post by manishanand001 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:39 pm

That sounds great! And out of curiosity, any word on the 2k kit? Did the non-s kit come up in the conversation?

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#10 Post by tomatohat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:21 pm

manishanand001 wrote:That sounds great! And out of curiosity, any word on the 2k kit? Did the non-s kit come up in the conversation?
I think RMSmajestic covered that already. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 60#p794808

Basically, non-s not likely anytime soon. And 2k there already exists a WHQD kit, but it requires some solder work. No-solder 2k kit, maybe...

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#11 Post by manishanand001 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:02 pm

tomatohat wrote:
manishanand001 wrote:That sounds great! And out of curiosity, any word on the 2k kit? Did the non-s kit come up in the conversation?
I think RMSmajestic covered that already. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 60#p794808

Basically, non-s not likely anytime soon. And 2k there already exists a WHQD kit, but it requires some solder work. No-solder 2k kit, maybe...
Yeah, I was just wondering if any one had any technical details of why it couldn't work (besides signal interference).
If it's not much of a hassle, then I can also go for the solder version of the 2k kit along with the fhd kit. Just to tinker...
Thanks!

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#12 Post by manishanand001 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:27 pm

So this just popped up on Reddit. Was this what you were talking about regarding the 2k kit?
https://world.taobao.com/item/437794738 ... 2.6.OVU36K

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#13 Post by klst » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:42 am

I am also interested in a kit for my T420s :)

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#14 Post by quadbox » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:24 pm

I'd definitely be interested in a t420s fhd kit

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#15 Post by jcitme » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes please, I need a 2K kit for my T430s that doesn't break the dock connector.

I've seen some kits that break dock connection functionality, so I'm hoping that I can get a 1440p screen while keeping the dock.

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#16 Post by pr4x15 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:39 am

I'm interested in a t420s FHD kit, as well- think you're moving forward with this?

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#17 Post by llemon » Fri May 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Maybe this is a really dumb question, but would it be possible to cram a slightly larger than 14" screen into the T430 ala the 51nb x330 mod?

I'm not sure what they did to the bezel in that instance, but I would imagine a jig + a dremel and some very careful sanding could do it. I'd be mostly interested in getting a 16:10 screen rather than 16:9 though.

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Re: T420s/430s FHD/2k upgrade

#18 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:23 am

The problem is that the x2** series has a resonabpe bezel and small screens have little bezel. On the bigger t series, as the screens get larger so do the bezels. My t42 screen has atleast 3/4" total but my x series has less than 1/4".
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