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Would you pay $54 for such kit for X220T/X230T?
Yes 88%  88%  [ 67 ]
No 12%  12%  [ 9 ]
Total votes: 76
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:03 am 
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The first batch is sold out and the second batch is currently in production.



Current status:
  • Batch 1 : completed
    All orders shipped.
    Update (Jan 25): If you see multiple 'processed through facility at MOSKVA PCI-21' records in your tracking info, that means Russian Post decided to use ground shipping instead of air. That's a usual situation for US and Canada destinations during the holiday season.
  • Batch 2 : in production
    All kits are pre-ordered.
    Update (Feb 20): Production is going to take a little bit longer than expected due to delayed shipping of some components. Current ETA is ~ March 15.

Depending on demand, 3rd batch may be arranged later.



(See a long story in this thread)
Preliminary overview and installation guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2mH6f ... =drive_web
Backlight operation demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b_dJzbXf7A
Pre-order form (suspended): https://goo.gl/forms/1EqR0T8ngpCAhMoI2
The price is $54 + $5 worldwide shipping. Free local pickup is available in Moscow, Russia.

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Tested displays:
  • LG LP125WF2-SPB3
  • LG LP125WF2-SPB4
  • AUO B125HAN02.0

Recommended display sellers:

FAQ
  • Q: Does this mod affect internal DisplayPort?
    A: No. The adapter board connects to Dock DisplayPort #2.
  • Q: Does the brightness control work?
    A: Brightness control does work in dual display mode. Otherwise brightness is fixed at 100%. BIOS patch is required to overcome this limitation (I'm working on it).
  • Q: Does this mod support WQHD displays?
    A: No. WQHD requires 4 DisplayPort lanes while the adapter board (and the eDP cable) provide only 2.
  • Q: Can I use docking station with this mod?
    A: You can use UltraBase Series 3 without any problem. However, when using Mini Dock Series 3, the internal display will go blank (and second DVI/DisplayPort on dock will be non functional). To overcome this issue, you can tape a row of DP#2 pins inside the docking connector. A guide for this will be posted soon.
  • Q: Does this mod support X220T/X230T?
    A: No. However, it's absolutely possible to design special version of the adapter board that would fit in tablet. If there's enough interest, I'll get a tablet and make a mod for it.
  • Q: What shipping method do you use?
    A: The kit is shipped as small registered package (you'll have a tracking number).
  • Q: I have just submitted the order form, what should I do now?
    A: Patience! I'll receive your order and will reply with payment instructions if there's a kit available for you. I ship in 2-3 days after you make the payment and send you a tracking number.

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Last edited by nitrocaster on Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:56 am, edited 26 times in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:10 am 
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Jihaaaaaaaaaa!!! so exciting :) I'm on the list already hehehe :) thanks Very much Nitro :) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:19 am 
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Another piece of genius engineering. :bow:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:40 am 
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Woohoo, can hardly wait! Thanks again for your incredible work.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:41 am 
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carcuevas wrote:
Jihaaaaaaaaaa!!!


this was exactly my first thought too :D
Thank you very much, nitrocaster!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:28 am 
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Will this be a registered shipping or ...?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:11 pm 
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jp776 wrote:
Will this be a registered shipping or ...?

Yes. I updated the FAQ.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:09 pm 
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Great- been waiting for this one. Will definitely post about the mod in the forums after successful replacement :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Attached a poll on X220T/X230T. If there would be enough interest I'll do the business.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:14 pm 
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i registered just to express interest in an x230t kit :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:04 pm 
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Submitted! I've been following your work since day 1! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:31 pm 
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Sent in the form for 2! Real excited!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:34 pm 
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I'll gather the orders and ship a batch of parcels in ~2 days. In that case the whole post office is gonna hate me for just a one time (until the next batch, of course).

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X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:25 pm 
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Interest submitted for two kits!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:03 am 
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Nice!! :thumbs-UP:

Thanks again for your sharing this in the community!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:31 am 
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My X230 i7-3520m will be delivered today, and I have just registered on the order form.
I'll be installing the x220 keyboard (and windows) tonight :)

Really hope I can order the kit - 1366x768 is too low for multitasking


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:38 am 
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Wow the first batch already gone... That was fast :-)

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carcuevas wrote:
Wow the first batch already gone... That was fast :-)

In less than 24 hours! I'm preparing 43 kits for shipping ATM. Additional 13 kits will be ready in a few days. As before, I'll reserve some of them for russian buyers. And maybe put the last kit on eBay.

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X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:57 am 
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I expected as much - everyone is going to want these :lol:

So I filled out the form about 6 hours ago..... am I definitely on the waiting list :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:50 am 
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Thinkpad X220T aficionado here, would paid top dollar for a FHD kit

mini question: the wacom hardware would remain active with the new high resolution? or does the FHD upgrade renders it unusable?


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Never got an email from you :( Was I too slow?


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Was I too late if I did not receive an Email?


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Botticelli wrote:
Was I too late if I did not receive an Email?

If you didn't receive payment instructions so far, you're either in the 'delayed kit' list (13 kits have to be assembled by the end of this week) or in the waiting list for the next batch.

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X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:06 pm 
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nitrocaster wrote:
  • LG LP125WF2-SPB3
  • LG LP125WF2-SPB4


Have you seen these displays side by side? Panelook says the SPB3 is 6 bit color at 400 nits, and the SPB4 is 8 bit at 300 nits. Do you think these are accurate and is there a big difference in brightness between the displays? 400 nits is in the range of outdoor usable, do you think that's the case?


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Just clicked on the link. I think I was one day too late.


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It looks like the link for Intel Dithering Settings in the manual is broken (http://kawamoto.no-ip.org/henteko/myapp ... 23ditherig) is there alternative d/l link? Thanks.

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timsydney wrote:
Have you seen these displays side by side? Panelook says the SPB3 is 6 bit color at 400 nits, and the SPB4 is 8 bit at 300 nits. Do you think these are accurate and is there a big difference in brightness between the displays? 400 nits is in the range of outdoor usable, do you think that's the case?

Panelook may be wrong since there's no datasheet for SPB3. To make a fair comparison I would have to get them side-by-side. I have SPB4 in my X230, but SPB3 was sold to local buyer. We meet sometimes, so I hope to catch him with his modded X220 and make a comparison.

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X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64


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systema wrote:
It looks like the link for Intel Dithering Settings in the manual is broken (http://kawamoto.no-ip.org/henteko/myapp ... 23ditherig) is there alternative d/l link? Thanks.

You just remove #ditherig from it and it works again. Here's the direct link: http://kawamoto.no-ip.org/henteko/myapp/ditherig15.zip

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X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:39 am 
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Have the X230 I received yesterday modded now -
X220 Keyboard
X220 Palmrest
X220 Lid
X220 LCD Bezel
LG IPS Screen

Now just the bios mod, bluetooth led, and 1080p lcd to go :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:05 am 
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6sicSIX wrote:
Have the X230 I received yesterday modded now -
X220 Keyboard
X220 Palmrest
X220 Lid
X220 LCD Bezel
LG IPS Screen

Now just the bios mod, bluetooth led, and 1080p lcd to go :)



Hi,

what method are you using for doing the Bios MOD??? I tried with the pomona + raspberry pi and I was not able to read the chip for starters so I didn't continue... :D :lol: :lol:

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