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Would you pay $54 for such kit for X220T/X230T?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Hi, if anyone has an unused or extra board they would like to sell me, send me a PM or an email (better). I'm willing to pay 2x the cost or more, I'll make you an offer.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:36 pm 
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nitrocaster wrote:
Probably no. Replacing the LCD is too tricky, because it's glued to the protective glass.
Thank you very much for fast reply! At least I won't have any second thoughts selling it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:50 pm 
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Hey nitrocaster,

Just wanted to say that this work you've done is amazing. I'd like to order a kit from you too and having spent a couple of hours reading through multiple forums,reddit etc I have a couple of questions. Will this kit be a direct plug and play for the 13.3 inch mod screen? or am I missing something?

I know there's a lot of hardware issues to the lid surrounding that mod, but that's actually were I'm most confident, so long as I can actually get the screen to function first.

Secondly, how do I actually place an order? Have you setup some kind of link where people can buy them maybe?

Apologies if these are silly questions, I'm just a little confused having read so much, including previous mod attempts that are confusing me a little.

I've had my X220 since 2011 and while I love it, the screen has always been that one thing that bugged me. Congrats on the work, its really impressive.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm 
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TankPad wrote:
Will this kit be a direct plug and play for the 13.3 inch mod screen? or am I missing something?


From the electronics perspective, it's plug and play. The edp cable is too short though.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:02 pm 
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boutch55555 wrote:
TankPad wrote:
Will this kit be a direct plug and play for the 13.3 inch mod screen? or am I missing something?


From the electronics perspective, it's plug and play. The edp cable is too short though.


You'd have to figure out a way to mod the bezel as well, which is definitely something I'm going to consider doing.

Maybe using a laser cutter? Were you able to find a 13.3" screen? The LCDfans crew seemed to imply that they were having trouble sourcing them.

Where can you find edp cables of sufficient quality? I've had bad luck in the past with crappy cables.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:10 pm 
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See http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=123089

Still waiting for a local guy at a computer recycling facility to get back to me for cables. Once I get a part number on a correct lenght it should be easier.

I'm modding the first one "diy no tools" style, will use my desktop mill if I ever do a short batch.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:21 pm 
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boutch55555 wrote:
TankPad wrote:
Will this kit be a direct plug and play for the 13.3 inch mod screen? or am I missing something?


From the electronics perspective, it's plug and play. The edp cable is too short though.


Thanks for the info. I reckon I can get the cable easily enough, as I have access to a lot of hardware, repair machines etc.

As for the bezel, I think the best way to approach it is with a sharp blade and a metal rule. Then a rub down with a fine file or a suitable sandpaper. I have an entire spare lid here that I plan to mod first, as a practice.

I started researching what would be the best IPS panel to upgrade my X220 and X230 but as soon as I saw those 13.3 inch mods, I knew I could never settle for a standard screen again. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:30 am 
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TankPad wrote:
I reckon I can get the cable easily enough, as I have access to a lot of hardware, repair machines etc.

If it is that easy for you, then, please, let us know about what you have found. I am still searching...


TankPad wrote:
but as soon as I saw those 13.3 inch mods, I knew I could never settle for a standard screen again.

So do I :D

I voted for the 400 Nits 13'' Sharp often mentioned above.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:13 pm 
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Nitrocaster.

Great work! From what I can determine, the second batch has been sold out? (Tried the pre-order form, but no luck!)

How to get on the pre-order list if and when you decide to run a third batch or do an ebay listing?

I could do with two of these kits myself, just don't want to order the screens months in advance of planned installation!

Thanks. Regards.

Dave

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:39 am 
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Just curious, when was the second batch preorders started? I must have missed them but I 100% want one(or two) of these boards. Is there a way to be added to the third order?
Great work Nitro, you're keeping the dream alive!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:18 pm 
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god, and to think I was about to sell my X230! I am definitely interested in preordering for a third batch.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:50 pm 
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ctoph0 wrote:
Just curious, when was the second batch preorders started?

I reopened the form in a few days after the first batch was sold out, so it was accepting pre-orders quite a long time.

Regarding the 3rd batch: I'll begin working on it once I ship the second one. Be patient.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:34 pm 
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nitrocaster wrote:
ctoph0 wrote:
Just curious, when was the second batch preorders started?

I reopened the form in a few days after the first batch was sold out, so it was accepting pre-orders quite a long time.

Regarding the 3rd batch: I'll begin working on it once I ship the second one. Be patient.

Not sure if I'm misunderstanding, Nitro, but the form is currently closed. Is this intentional?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:35 pm 
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As promised, my listing of X230 i7 mobo with pre-installed FHD adapter on feebay.

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Last edited by nitrocaster on Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:37 pm 
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TankPad wrote:
Not sure if I'm misunderstanding, Nitro, but the form is currently closed. Is this intentional?

Yes, since I am not working on the 3rd batch I can't take pre-orders for it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:32 pm 
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nitrocaster wrote:
As promised, X230 i7 mobo with pre-installed FHD adapter on feebay.

This is your listing?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:44 pm 
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It is.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Hi nitro.

I'm definitely interested in getting one kit from you, I just came late to this thread.
It would be nice to get a notification once you will start or decide to provision more kits.

Thanks

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nitrocaster wrote:
TankPad wrote:
Not sure if I'm misunderstanding, Nitro, but the form is currently closed. Is this intentional?

Yes, since I am not working on the 3rd batch I can't take pre-orders for it.


I'm a little confused (sorry, lol). Not working on a third batch "yet" or ever?

I might throw a bid on that X230 Mobo, though I'd prefer to do my X220 first. Cheers. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Not working yet.

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nitrocaster wrote:
Not working yet.

Ah I see. I look forward to ordering from you then. Thanks. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:19 am 
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Hey, I know I signed up for the mod, but I never got a confirmation.. does that mean I'm out of luck?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:17 am 
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If you received a confirmation email - you're on the list.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:53 am 
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I've filled out the 2nd batch preorder form ages ago, but I haven't gotten an email... Am I out...?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:39 am 
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I sent confirmation emails only for the first batch pre-orders. Probably I have to do that for the second batch too, or maybe setup some kind of web form to check order status. Sorry for misunderstanding.

edit: On a second thought, here's the thing: if you filled the form (i.e. it was accepting new submissions) - you are on the list. I closed it just after the whole batch was pre-ordered.

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I believe i added my email yo that list, but it may have been nwysky's list regarding the x62, is it possible to confirm?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:14 am 
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nitrocaster wrote:
I sent confirmation emails only for the first batch pre-orders. Probably I have to do that for the second batch too, or maybe setup some kind of web form to check order status. Sorry for misunderstanding.

edit: On a second thought, here's the thing: if you filled the form (i.e. it was accepting new submissions) - you are on the list. I closed it just after the whole batch was pre-ordered.


Thanks for confirming! Got a little worried :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:01 pm 
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TankPad wrote:
As for the bezel, I think the best way to approach it is with a sharp blade and a metal rule. Then a rub down with a fine file or a suitable sandpaper. I have an entire spare lid here that I plan to mod first, as a practice.


What blade are you using? I have a Kershaw fold-er, but I don't think the blade is sharp enough.

How are you shaping the bezel? Are you just lengthening the top and the two sides (but keeping the bottom the same)? Ideally, the 13.3" screen still mounts the same way as the 12" screen? Anything special for the wifi/WWAN antennae?


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A fresh craft knife will be more than capable. You can then use a file to profile the edge to match the original style.
TheChuckster wrote:
TankPad wrote:
As for the bezel, I think the best way to approach it is with a sharp blade and a metal rule. Then a rub down with a fine file or a suitable sandpaper. I have an entire spare lid here that I plan to mod first, as a practice.


What blade are you using? I have a Kershaw fold-er, but I don't think the blade is sharp enough.

How are you shaping the bezel? Are you just lengthening the top and the two sides (but keeping the bottom the same)? Ideally, the 13.3" screen still mounts the same way as the 12" screen? Anything special for the wifi/WWAN antennae?

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agarza wrote:
Hi nitro.

I'm definitely interested in getting one kit from you, I just came late to this thread.
It would be nice to get a notification once you will start or decide to provision more kits.

Thanks


I preordered one kit, but I'm willing to spare it for you. If nitrocaster agrees, he can reallocate my kit to you.


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