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Would you pay $54 for such kit for X220T/X230T?
Yes 88%  88%  [ 67 ]
No 12%  12%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:27 am 
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I'd very much like to be considered in the running to purchase one of the FHD mod kits when they're next available. What's the best way to keep up to speed other than checking this thread?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:07 am 
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I'm very excited!

My first screen arrived this week, but the box was really damaged. Screen broken. :(

Now waiting for another one and this kit ofcourse! We can expect them soon? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:02 am 
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mariojlhm wrote:
What's the best way to keep up to speed other than checking this thread?

Subscribe to this thread. It's kinda better :)

Mrtn wrote:
We can expect them soon?

Working on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Hi everyone, Nitrocaster.

I'm very interested in ordering an adapter if there is a third batch.

Cheers, and thanks for all the hard work!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:16 am 
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Hi nitrocaster,

please also count me in for a 3rd batch.

KR


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Hi nitrocaster,

Please count me in for a 3rd batch too.

offcet


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 am 
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Hi!

I'm also interested by a 3rd batch

g4b


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:10 pm 
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Hello,

I am also interested in the 3rd batch !!! Great project, kudos :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Is this mod reversible?
I got x220 with i3 and usb 2.0 only. On some point i would like to upgrade to i7 with usb 3.0 or even to board from x230 and still enjoy 1080p ips screen.
This mod is amazing and definitely i will buy it when i get some money


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:51 pm 
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Hi nitrocaster,

Have you made any progress doing the X230T/X220T version?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm 
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nitrocaster wrote:
Not really. Today I finished assembling 24 boards (from 120). I hoped to complete it quickly by using a stencil (which became much more important since the new design uses smaller passive components), but I'm not getting a sustainable quality, so for now I just solder every single part manually. But I'll try to find a way to use a stencil again.

With the first batch I begun to accept payments after the whole batch was ready. Maybe it would make sense to split the current batch into sub-batches and dispatch them separately. We'll see.


Nice! :banana: I'm really excited! How goes the boards? Halfway done yet?

Would love to do a YouTube tutorial and review when I get mine.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Guys, I get it that you're excited, but it's rude to bother a developer.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:01 am 
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I'm also interested about the possibility of a 3rd batch.
What's the technical difficulty of diy this from scratch?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:44 am 
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boutch55555 wrote:
inq wrote:
How can this be done? Which pins do I have to tape? What does tape mean?


Like this : http://imgur.com/XjGmbz3

Zoom in, you need to put tape between the red lines. I put too much but don't care since they aren't used for the battery, only for dock.


Thank you so much for this! I can confirm that after doing this isolation on a Mini Dock (Type: 4337, one DisplayPort), I can dock my FHD x220 and use the ports (so far tried power, ethernet and DP).
Having said that, it required a lot of patience from me, those pins are really small and hard to count. To help, I ended up buying a Magnifier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201066207601.

The only caveat that, when an external monitor is plugged in, I lost the option to control the brightness on the laptop screen, which is probably no surprising given that the mode (Fn+F7) changes to 'projector only'. Otherwise (not using an ext monitor), business is usual!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 pm 
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seasonshu wrote:
boutch55555 wrote:

Like this : http://imgur.com/XjGmbz3

Zoom in, you need to put tape between the red lines. I put too much but don't care since they aren't used for the battery, only for dock.


Thank you so much for this! I can confirm that after doing this isolation on a Mini Dock (Type: 4337, one DisplayPort), I can dock my FHD x220 and use the ports (so far tried power, ethernet and DP).
Having said that, it required a lot of patience from me, those pins are really small and hard to count. To help, I ended up buying a Magnifier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201066207601.

The only caveat that, when an external monitor is plugged in, I lost the option to control the brightness on the laptop screen, which is probably no surprising given that the mode (Fn+F7) changes to 'projector only'. Otherwise (not using an ext monitor), business is usual!

This was pretty much my only reservation of the upgrade, I need the abilty to dock and use an external. Is the tape going to wear out?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Depending on the tape, it will probably wear out. The "clean" solution would probably be to disconnect / cut / unsolder the pins internally on the dock pcb. I could do a guide but don't have a dock...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:22 pm 
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For some reason I lost some updates here :eek:
So, I'm considering outsourcing PCB assembly to get kits done faster.

There will be a third batch, but I can't give ETA for it.

Anybody here attending ExpoElectronica 2017 in Moscow?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:34 pm 
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Consider me in for the third batch too, if you would.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Also registering my desire for a third batch kit. Looking forward to further updates :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:15 am 
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nitrocaster wrote:
So, I'm considering outsourcing PCB assembly to get kits done faster.

There will be a third batch, but I can't give ETA for it.

What a great news, I'm ready to wait as long as you want/need!
Also count on me for the third batch, one or two units :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:04 pm 
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I received my x220 and it's way too small for me : count me out of the 3rd batch. Great work you're doing, anyways !!!


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