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Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

#181 Post by dr_st » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:21 pm

peca89 wrote:Were all of them IPS? I thought all B140HAN01.2 were IPS and I'm curious why does the seller say SVA...
The technology is officially called "AHVA". This is AUO's trademark tech (stands for Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle), and at its core it's derived from IPS. Unfortunately, it's confusing, because it sounds similar to "VA" (vertical alignment) technologies, and AUO even compares AHVA to VA, which is undoubtedly a marketing gimmick, since all they do is play on the known advantages of IPS over VA.

I don't know where the seller got the "SVA" from.
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#182 Post by louieman1 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:59 pm

I received the AUO panel today and it looks original. It has very slight indications on the panel being used. For example, very fine marks on the panel which indicate it was touch and clean. A great value at the current price. I wont be able to test the panel bit it looks promising. I remember paying $120+ for a T530 FHD AUO panel so this was a steal for me ;)

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#183 Post by manishanand001 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:17 pm

I received an AUO panel, supposedly, though there is something off about it so posting here. The labels do no mention AU Optronics as the manufacturer anywhere on them though I have seen that on the label in the images online. https://ibb.co/e8SwVa. Has anyone experiences something similar?

Another issue is that on a white background, the antiglare part of the screen seems to float slightly in front of everything and it has a reddish noise like effect which is not apparent in an image unless you try to focus on it. Not sure if that is normal in these screens or if that is something weird about this particular screen. I don't seem to notice it unless I actually look for it. Pretty sure it's not screen door effect.

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#184 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:52 am

manishanand001 wrote:I received an AUO panel, supposedly, though there is something off about it so posting here. The labels do no mention AU Optronics as the manufacturer anywhere on them though I have seen that on the label in the images online. https://ibb.co/e8SwVa. Has anyone experiences something similar?

Another issue is that on a white background, the antiglare part of the screen seems to float slightly in front of everything and it has a reddish noise like effect which is not apparent in an image unless you try to focus on it. Not sure if that is normal in these screens or if that is something weird about this particular screen. I don't seem to notice it unless I actually look for it. Pretty sure it's not screen door effect.
Hmmm, the panels that I got all have AU Optronics on the label:

http://m.imgur.com/DNAXdud?r

Which seller did you get it from? Did you try the ebayer that RMSMajestic linked to and the awesome price.....so tempting...

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#185 Post by TankPad » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:01 am

Anyone know if there's news on more kits, or the WQHD kit? I see they are all strike-through on the original post now.
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#186 Post by ji2o0k » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:33 am

TankPad wrote:Anyone know if there's news on more kits, or the WQHD kit? I see they are all strike-through on the original post now.
On the first post, RMSmajestic did post on Mar.21 to "wait for the WQHD kits" - so I think the WQHD kits are coming, just don't know when.

I anxiously await those kits....looking to try them out...

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#187 Post by TankPad » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:49 pm

ji2o0k wrote:
TankPad wrote:Anyone know if there's news on more kits, or the WQHD kit? I see they are all strike-through on the original post now.
On the first post, RMSmajestic did post on Mar.21 to "wait for the WQHD kits" - so I think the WQHD kits are coming, just don't know when.

I anxiously await those kits....looking to try them out...
It didn't have a strike through on it though, it does now. (I'm pretty sure It didn't when I read it previously).
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#188 Post by r3solv3 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:21 pm

Oh god, I am so excited about these coming back. Please tell me I haven't missed the order window for the March+ batch?

Was just about to give up and order a used t450s or XPS13.

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#189 Post by crashnburn » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:36 pm

Also, can the WQHD but mod be done with a W530/s as well?

Does the WQHD mod mean the loss of external display capability in some way? Please guide.
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#190 Post by ajh0142 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:28 am

Finished the upgrade today!

Screen came in from the seller that RMSMajestic recommended!

Three hours later I have a slick new 1080 screen.

Thank you so much RMSMajestic! Love the new screen! Thanks for getting us the boards!

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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#191 Post by TankPad » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:00 pm

That's some difference. Well done. :)
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#192 Post by crominho » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:21 pm

ajh0142 wrote:Finished the upgrade today!
Thank you so much RMSMajestic! Love the new screen! Thanks for getting us the boards!

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Grrrrr I also want something like this but for the non S Ts :-/
Very good, congrats :-)

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#193 Post by jakob.lundberg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 am

I have got pretty bad flickering on my T420s. :cry:
https://youtu.be/zvEw8s34Ufo

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#194 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:55 am

jakob.lundberg wrote:I have got pretty bad flickering on my T420s. :cry:
https://youtu.be/zvEw8s34Ufo

Does anyone have any suggestions?
A few questions if you can confirm:

- your panel - is it an authentic AU Optronics panel?

- did you follow RMSMajestic's instructions? Acetate tape is to be used on the cable to reduce interference as well as the thermal pad under the keyboard..

I have done 3 of them...all good with no interference...

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#195 Post by jakob.lundberg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:05 am

I think my panel is a fake :x

There was no clear instruction on where I need to put the tape. Are there any pictures that shows where it should go?

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#196 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:45 am

jakob.lundberg wrote:I think my panel is a fake :x

There was no clear instruction on where I need to put the tape. Are there any pictures that shows where it should go?
Oh, if your panel is fake then that would be the problem....check the link that RMSMajestic posted on the previous page....the ebay seller was selling authentic panels for approx. $33 USD....

You should have received a word doc from RMSMajestic...inside are pics...

I'd like to note that the kits I received had the tape on them already, so I didn't have to take anything....yours might have come like that as well

Only think I had to do was stick the thermal pad under the keyboard...

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#197 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:46 am

jakob.lundberg wrote:I think my panel is a fake :x

There was no clear instruction on where I need to put the tape. Are there any pictures that shows where it should go?
Oh, if your panel is fake then that would be the problem....check the link that RMSMajestic posted on the previous page....the ebay seller was selling authentic panels for approx. $33 USD....

You should have received a word doc from RMSMajestic...inside are pics...

I'd like to note that the kits I received had the tape on them already, so I didn't have to tape anything....yours might have come like that as well

Only think I had to do was stick the thermal pad under the keyboard...

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#198 Post by jakob.lundberg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:51 am

The instructions in the Word doc mentions only the thermal pads, nothing about where to place acetate tape. But there was tape on the latches of the kit, so maybe nothing more is needed. I did use some of the tape to hold down the cable, but I didn't try to shield it from anything.

Which would mean that it all comes down to the fake panel.

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#199 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:03 pm

jakob.lundberg wrote:The instructions in the Word doc mentions only the thermal pads, nothing about where to place acetate tape. But there was tape on the latches of the kit, so maybe nothing more is needed. I did use some of the tape to hold down the cable, but I didn't try to shield it from anything.

Which would mean that it all comes down to the fake panel.
Yeah, I think the kit cables came taped up already....so you shouldn't have to do anything.

Thinking its the panel too, grab the one from the US ebayer RMSmajestic linked...so amazingly priced!

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#200 Post by Niknok » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 pm

The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)?

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#201 Post by ji2o0k » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Niknok wrote:The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)?
It will work - just don't know if and when the non "-s" kits will be released (or if at all)

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#202 Post by jakob.lundberg » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:31 am

The Ebay offer looks nice. But shipping to Europe cost as much as the screen itself :(

I will now see if I am able to get money back/new screen from the AliExpress seller :|

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#203 Post by Niknok » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 pm

ji2o0k wrote:
Niknok wrote:The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)?
It will work - just don't know if and when the non "-s" kits will be released (or if at all)
Thanks. I decided to wait it out rather than purchase a screen.

Those screens are now sold out.

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#204 Post by shukmeister » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:37 pm

Hello everyone,

I purchased a B140HAN01.2 off of this amazon listing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GI ... UTF8&psc=1

I received the screen today. I was so excited that I started disassembling my computer before I checked the screen.

Apparently they sent me a different screen! The attached label says B140HAN01.1 H/W:3A. It doesn't even have an AU Optronics brand name on it. I'm guessing it's a chinese knock off?

Should I return the screen? I haven't unwrapped it or installed it yet. However, I already disassembled my computer and really want to upgrade it because my original screen is cracked.

What do you all think?

Photos of the label: http://imgur.com/a/O5BaL

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#205 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:05 am

I don't think that's a knock-off.
You received a cheaper compatible screen 01.1 , NOT the real deal 01.2.
So the Amazon (and their website) description is misleading.

If you go to their 'website: https://www.eastcoastlcds.com/search?q=B140HAN01.2
What you got is this (in the middle of page 1) for a consumer-laptop Lenovo Y40:
New 14.0" Laptop LED LCD Screen AUO B140HAN01.2 For Lenovo Y40 Display IPS, Regular price $79.99, Sale $50.00

But you'll see at the bottom of that first page:
Exact Model B140HAN01.2 Matte 14.0 inch LED Screen 1920*1080 iPS Panel which is what you'd want, but that costs $79.99

I don't quite understand how they can have so many varieties of the same screen...

Your money, your decision.

EDIT: there does not seem to be much difference between them. Some say one is glossy, the other matte, but others say all are matte.
Supposedly the 0.01 is 3.2mm thick and the 01.2 is 3.0mm
Look at the screen, if matte and you like it, enjoy the cheaper price.

http://www.panelook.com/B140HAN01.1_AUO ... 18919.html
http://www.panelook.com/B140HAN01.2_AUO ... 18920.html
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#206 Post by john5p » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:45 am

http://imgur.com/kIg5cRd
http://imgur.com/jXNi896

Just want to make sure. Is this problem due to a faulty screen or ribbon cable? Bought the kit and screen from taobao. For some reason if I apply pressure along the bottom side of the screen, the vertical band fades a bit or changes color. Its a permanent thick vertical line. Outside of the band area, the screen looks fine. I've tried cleaning the ribbon cable contacts and reseating the converter cable. No dice.
Oh and the vertical band seems to fade on certain backgrounds. Particularly on grays. Flickering can be seen only along the vertical line.

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#207 Post by ji2o0k » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:33 pm

@john5p

Hard to tell from your first pic but do you have something covering the mod kit? Thermal pad?

I didn't put anything over the mod kit when doing mine...only regular tape on the back of the kit to keep the kit affixed to the mobo...

The cable isn't being pinched by the hinge or anything right?

Those are the only things I can think of...or a faulty screen....

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#208 Post by shukmeister » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:39 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:I don't think that's a knock-off.
You received a cheaper compatible screen 01.1 , NOT the real deal 01.2.
Thank you for your input!! My screen is glossy and doesn't look too bad so I'll just keep it.

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#209 Post by jakob.lundberg » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:07 am

http://imgur.com/a/dTPal

This is what my screen looks like. I got it from https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-ori ... 86603.html. So watch out for that one. I did manage to get a refund (unless paypal decides to revert the payment....).

So does anyone know of genuine ones that are shipped to europe for a reasonable price? I think someone on this forum said they got one from https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-ori ... 51935.html. But it has the identical title as the counterfeit one. :|

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#210 Post by Peter Larsen » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:15 am

jakob.lundberg wrote:http://imgur.com/a/dTPal

So does anyone know of genuine ones that are shipped to europe for a reasonable price? I think someone on this forum said they got one from https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-ori ... 51935.html. But it has the identical title as the counterfeit one. :|
I got one from this seller
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141571829923
No problems, everything works prefect.
Se my previous post.

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