Firstly I’m sorry if this is in the wrong place and am happy to move it if there is a ‘For Sale’ section, I just couldn’t find it when searching.
I recently bought a Librem so am looking to sell my custom T430, although rather than listing on eBay first where most people have no idea what it’s for… I figured I would advertise here first to see if there is interest from the community first.
Heads has been flashed to the bios chips - Original stock rom dumps will be provided on a separate usb drive with the T430 so you could return to stock if you wanted or rebuild Heads.
170w power adapter from the w530
FHD 1080p display - B140HAN02.4 (if I remember the model correctly) - converter is behind the display
RAM - Kingston HyperX Impact 16 GB (2x 8 GB) 2133 MHz DDR3L CL11
CPU - i7-3840QM
WiFi Card - Advanced-N 6205
Upgraded heatsink/cooler to delta DGPU version for the extra heatpipe/cooling (This is the t430 variant without the DGPU)
Camera removed (camera/keyboard light left in) - Microphone removed
No battery - annoyingly I took the battery out to store the laptop when I got the librem and tottally misplaced it, I may be able to find it if it makes a huge difference to you but I think it only had like 50% life left in it anyway.
No HDD/SSD will come with the laptop
Keyboard was not replaced with the more mechanical one as I was suprised by how good this chicklet style keyboard feels to me - the travel seems alot further than usual and actually feels pretty mech to me.
Heads will be reset ready for you to set it up with your own keys and config
(just a friendly FYI: I will not be providing tech support for heads! lol)
I bought this particular T430 as it was the cheapest I could find due to the shell being in such bad condition. I was on a budget for the total build with the FHD mod, CPU and RAM eating up the majority of it right from the off.
The laptop came to me working but the shell was an E/F grade. I have a lot of experience working with and refurbishing thinkpads over the years and all work has been done by myself.
The majority of the parts apart from the mainboard, the plastic shell that holds the keyboard and plastic lid that holds the screen have been replaced. I’m more of a function over form guy so the cosmetics never bothered me much, however I did for instance, even replace the magnesium subframe although it didn’t seem damaged as I didn’t want to risk it in the event of a drop.
Initially I planned to fully reshell the laptop but given that you can buy individual case parts from Aliexpress. However when I received the laptop I found that the back of the screen and the top plastic shell that holds the keyboard were actually not too bad so I decided to keep those parts and just reshell the rest.
That being said there is damage to the front right corner of the keyboard section of the laptop where the shell snaps together some plastic has cracked off.
Lastly, it’s pretty minor, but the plastic cover on the back of the screen (the lid?) has some surface scratches that you can see but not feel, they are pretty light but they are there you could probably buff them out or just replace it if it bothers you.
There is one much deeper scratch that you can feel and see on the lid of the screen.
I’d like to sell and ship this within the UK to avoid faff but I will consider intl shipping provided you pay the full shipping + any import export taxes or fees that there may or may not be.
It’s a great machine I’m really sorry to let it go, feels like my dog or something honestly but it has been in storage for 6 months now I have my Librem and I know it will just gather dust.
I uploaded the photos to postimg.cc as it seems I can only upload 5 pics here.
I’m happy to take more photos on request and will consider any offers sent to me via DM. I’d like to do this as a silent auction, whereby I will pick the best offer after a set period of time, say a week/2 weeks, what do you guys think?