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by boutch55555
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I'm thinking of patching coreboot to convert dock DP#2 into eDP so that you won't need all these hacks such as dual display mode and monsw. Would that work with existing boards by just disabling the dummy display ? If not, would it be possible to flash an old board with a new firmware to allow it ?
by boutch55555
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

It's not done yet, but I'll probably use whatever double sided tape they have at a local hardware store, with additional layers / spacers if needed. I have a used "complete display assembly" on the way, as I wanted to make sure to get an original bezel + have spares to do a 2nd panel (already modded...
by boutch55555
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Well, the t420 is 340.5 mm wide. Looks like both the Z60 and t500 have a LTN154*3-* or similar that's 344mm wide so the panel would need to be modded as well. I guess a 1680x1050 would work since it's 30 pin LVDS (don't quote me on that though, I didn't search enough), have a look at those and try f...
by boutch55555
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

phage wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:36 pm
On the x220, what was your method of approaching the hulking mass of WiFi antennas?
Just cut the bottom or fold it. If that's not enough for you, try those
by boutch55555
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

The final bezel isn't cut yet because I don't have a spare one and frequently use the x220. I just placed the screen on top to make sure the side switcher was long enough. I've been putting this project aside for some time, as I was jobless for almost 3 months, no $$$ to put on expensive things I'll...
by boutch55555
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It should also get a note that the sense wire is lacquered , and that the lacquer needs to be scraped off before you can 'tin' the wire. That wire doesn't even need to be coated, it will literally be 2mm long with nothing to short to. It's not like we're using it to bring the power as Louis did... ...
by boutch55555
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I think the tape is not going deep enough in the dock. You need to insulate those pins from the side as well...
by boutch55555
Sat May 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Nah, c'mon, you already went that far, give it a try :D
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

There is no such thing as "imperfections in the wire", a wire has a resistance, that's all. You can get interference. Longer the cable, longer the possible variation in length between the lanes, but a wire remains a wire.
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

That why I was thinking installing it "lower" on the board, starting where it's written F17, then using jump wires to connect to the pins. But they probably need to have the same length, like within 0.25mm (I can't find the exact spec). I wouldn't extend the docking pins vertically to install it on ...
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

No problem with post jacking, more tested screens = better ! That panel is too high to fit in a non-tablet x220 though. It might be possible to flip the bottom pcb on the back instead of the bottom. I might give it a try later as the panels are quite cheaper than the LQ133M1JW03. How are you plannin...
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Although Louis finds these pins sitting too low to be soldered, in reality I have no trouble soldering them without micropensil iron. You just have to put good flux in the holes, touch the pad with hot iron, feed solder into the hole and wait about 5 seconds to ensure proper heat distribution. Heat...
by boutch55555
Wed May 03, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 508
Views: 49711

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I got the right panels from ugooole on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-3-LCD-Screen-display-LQ133M1JW03-1920X1080-edp-30pin-FOR-Dell-DP-N-0308X0-/351899062614). Looks like the first one I got from aliexpress isn't for sale anymore. Also, TheChuckster, you'll probably want to check this out : https:...
by boutch55555
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 19+ slice battery mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: 19+ slice battery mod

You'll want to read this if you haven't yet : https://hackaday.io/page/247-replacing-lenovo-laptop-lithium-batteries If you end up tripping the protection you can also try this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyeHKKe2z0Q Someone in the comments confirmed it working with a t420 55+, should work for...
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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...
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

And here is the test cut on a old t61 bezel : http://imgur.com/MHjTUB2

Using that thing : http://imgur.com/IDm5OxH

Modded Shapeoko 2 with nema23 and custom electronics for linuxCNC, running on a Thinkpad x41 for anyone wondering.
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I can confirm the HQ-LED30-156 from yoycart works but shipping is quite expensive, ended up around 40$ USD for 2 adapters shipped (fast option). Here is a fitting test with a new unmodded panel on a intact lid (currently using a LP125WF2 SPB3 in my x220) : http://imgur.com/2EuwGvz It is quite tight ...
by boutch55555
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I think I just found exactly what's needed : http://www.yoycart.com/Product/544775349357/ Sketchy site and I had to manually switch the site to https. I'll keep an eye on my credit card statements in the next weeks / months :wink: Part number HQ-LED30-156, I couldn't find it anywhere else. Edit : Al...
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So, I finally fixed rewt's kit, it's installed on a i7 x220 motherboard so I listed it on ebay : http://www.ebay.ca/itm/-/332168181597 Since I don't like making too much money off other people's work, the first 30$ will go to rewt to pay for the kit (I already sent 20$). The next 110$ will pay for t...
by boutch55555
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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.
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Yeah, the 19+ slice.
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I noticed some weird behaviour using the battery slab. No picture in bios when plugged on boot, lose image in Windows when inserted. It does work in Debian though, both from boot & inserted. Tried changing the default display in bios, same result. Is the fix just covering all the DOCKB_* pins (every...
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

nitrocaster wrote:I still have not received the fuses.
I'll take mine without a fuse please :lol:
by boutch55555
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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...
by boutch55555
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

There seem to be no 30 pin side switchers, only 40 pins. I'll ask nitro where he got the edp cables to see if we can get longer ones from the same supplier. There are 30 to 40 pins adapters but I really want to avoid going that way.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

The 03 was the cheapest I could find on Aliexpress with free e-packet shipping.

Let me know if you find good longer cables / connector side switcher for 30 pins.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Wiring will hopefully go under the panel.
Bezel not cut yet.
XPS 13 don't have trackpoint, dealbreaker.
I'm just doing it for fun + challenge, sharing the progress for anyone interested.
by boutch55555
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Let me say, this is a pain. The screens are fragile, you will break them and you'll cry. Now that's said... Using LQ133M1JW02 and LQ133M1JW03, both compatible with nitrocaster's mod. 03 has connector on the wrong side, a 30 pin side switcher / longer cable would be needed. You can remove only the si...
by boutch55555
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 465
Views: 57414

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

nitrocaster wrote:Aw, that hurts!
Hahahaha, yeah, sorry again.

But in the end, I prefer having a working board that looks like crap than a semi-good looking board missing 4 pads going to the garbage...

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