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by rthur
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Spectre v2
Replies: 1
Views: 2249

Spectre v2

Intel has announced they won't be releasing further microcode updates to patch Spectre variant 2 for Penryn - see page 12 of https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/04/microcode-update-guidance.pdf. Meron isn't even listed, so I suppose it's safe to assume that won't receive any ...
by rthur
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

Thanks for the info - that clears it up.

The screen seems to fit (barely) without the WiFi antennas, so I don't think I'll have to trim the LCD frame at all.
by rthur
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

I just finished installing Monty's ULTIMATE SOLUTION, and it seems to do what it says on the tin! Awesome! I didn't have to shim it at all (this particular screen seems to have a very tight backlight bracket), and the pattern is 99% gone! If you look very closely, a slight shadow is visible, and the...
by rthur
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

RBS: Monty (xiphmont) has made a (tiny) LED driver that replaces the coil on the inverter board, which is what we're all mostly using now.

Here's a picture of the driver board if you're interested:
https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/thinkpad/IMAG0480.jpg (large pic warning)
by rthur
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

I'm definitely interested in a strip or two even without the spacer, it doesn't sound like something too hard to make / experiment around with.
by rthur
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

Awesome progress - looking forward to having one of these!

Are the LED strips rigid enough that fixing them on either end would be enough?
We could make some small rubber holders, similar to the the rubber boots that hold the CCFL in.
by rthur
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 87563

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I'm definitely interested in a couple, especially if the bios is open source (eg coreboot based).
by rthur
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

I've (finally) acquired a new SXGA screen to start working on this after cracking the previous panel I had. I already have a modified XGA frame in which the SXGA LCD layer fits nicely, so I'll be using that - this way I can actually mount the panel to the hinges properly. What's the current best re...
by rthur
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

I've (finally) acquired a new SXGA screen to start working on this after cracking the previous panel I had. I already have a modified XGA frame in which the SXGA LCD layer fits nicely, so I'll be using that - this way I can actually mount the panel to the hinges properly. What's the current best reg...
by rthur
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos
Replies: 325
Views: 92122

Re: X6X-series LED backlight conversion kit howtos

I've recently acquired a X61 and a HV121P01-100 to put in it, and I'm very interested in swapping out the CFL tube for some LEDs. Do you have any prototype driver boards left? I'm more than happy to cover shipping / any other expenses and help you test them out (I don't own any color calibration kit...

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