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T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:22 am

Roaming the web, I found this: A FrankenPad Story: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

A price-list of the required parts for this mod can be seen here: https://i.imgur.com/eUMjh3O.png

I'm sure some of you will get a kick out of this!
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#2 Post by DaKKS » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:29 pm

Absolutely insane. I love it.

Cringe moment when i read about the liquid metal. I've been tasked with repairing the results after somone incorrectly put liquid metal in a laptop. There was liquid metal everywhere and it shorted everything. Dayumm. Hate that stuff.
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:45 pm

DaKKS wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Absolutely insane. I love it.

Cringe moment when i read about the liquid metal. I've been tasked with repairing the results after somone incorrectly put liquid metal in a laptop. There was liquid metal everywhere and it shorted everything. Dayumm. Hate that stuff.
Liquid metal isn't so bad when you tape off your entire motherboard to make sure that DOESN'T happen.
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#4 Post by DaKKS » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:26 pm

Yeah, i'm sure if you do it right it would do fine. But seems like an silly risk to me after seeing what happens when you screw up.

Think i'm gonna stick with mx4 in my machines though.
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#5 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:02 pm

Well, this goes to show that the tradition of FrankenPadding lives on... :thumbs-UP: to the person who envisioned and performed the mods, quite impressive.
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:06 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:02 pm
Well, this goes to show that the tradition of FrankenPadding lives on... :thumbs-UP: to the person who envisioned and performed the mods, quite impressive.
I'm stealing this quote from another forum but I think it applies here:

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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#7 Post by chx1975 » Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm

That imgur thing was put together by me when looking for hardware hackers to make me one of these FrankenPads. I would pay for the work. No need for liquid metal :)

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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#8 Post by dr_st » Sat May 04, 2019 10:35 am

Does this mod properly expose the new docking connector to work with the T480 mechanical docks? I assume so, but wasn't 100% certain after reading that post.
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#9 Post by kitsunyan » Sun May 05, 2019 7:42 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:35 am
Does this mod properly expose the new docking connector to work with the T480 mechanical docks? I assume so, but wasn't 100% certain after reading that post.
The docking connector is fully functional. A base cover from T480 is used, so all mount holes should be the same as on T480. Docking connector should work unless there are some hardware incompatibilities.

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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#10 Post by dr_st » Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 am

Welcome to the forum and thank you for clarifying this.

There should not be any HW incompatibilities, since by using a T480 board, your laptop is essentially a T480. :)
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Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

#11 Post by kitsunyan » Mon May 06, 2019 9:35 am

dr_st wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 am
Welcome to the forum and thank you for clarifying this.
Hi!
dr_st wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 am
There should not be any HW incompatibilities, since by using a T480 board, your laptop is essentially a T480. :)
I'd not be sure in this. For instance, if I disable NFC in ThinkPad Setup, the touchpad and the trackpoint stop working after suspend. Both GNU/Linux and Windows affected, so it's definitely hardware incompatibility issue, not OS-dependent. I asked some people with T480 to disable NFC and try to reproduce my issue, and it seems that only my "T480" is affected. It seems that something works wrong in my setup: it can NFC, touchpad or even trackpoint. I solved it just keeping NFC enabled, since I don't use it all. And I'm not so interested in further investigating this issue.

So, I can't be sure in anything regarding hardware compatibility :>

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