Thinkpad T420 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by PatchySan, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. yaonyc

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    you got it powerslave!

    i will update here when things get started. its chinese new year now so all these taobao stores are shut down for about 10 days :)

    i feel like a kid in a candy store with this classic thinkpad t420.

    its old but im enjoying the whole research and mod / upgrade process.
     
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    an FYI to everyone,

    all the 300 NITs, better viewing angle 1600 x 900 panels that are direct plug play are all discontinued.

    these 3 are the best 1600 x 900 and discontinued. I called 4 different vendors from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    LG LP140WD2-TLG1
    AUO B140RTN02.1
    Innolux N140FGE-LA2


    The only real option left if the IPS FHD module upgrade, unless you can find the high quality HD+ panel 2nd hand / used market.
     
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    So FHD mod it is?
     
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    yes. onto the FHD mod and i hope to report positive results to everyone here :)
     
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    godspeed
     
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    thanks mobius! :)

    by the way, have you ever heard or tried installing an Express Card for USB 3.0? does it work well or at least doesnt give the T420 problems or drain the battery more?
     
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    I haven't.

    I have T430, so native USB3.
     
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    ok thanks. nots sure if express card usb 3.0 is a good idea or not for the T420
     
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    A lot of people recommend this if you cannot source a T430. The challenge is to find the one that fits flush with the machine though.
     
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