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by boutch55555
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Did you forget the big "holding" solders at the top ? Top left is the 5v line.

You should have continuity between some pins on that little chip and the top left big solder.

Also, congrats on getting that new screen working.
by boutch55555
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Thanks a lot :) You are very helpful person. Pleasure, for all the time + money I spent on those, it would be a shame if I didn't help others ;) There are 3 SATA lanes in the laptop, but only 2 are SATA 3 speed, the 2.5" HDD and DVD on dock. There is a SATA 2 lane in the WWAN slot that is commonly ...
by boutch55555
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Full overview. If in doubt test that the 2 circled groups of pins connect and are not going to ground. Solder details. Solder a wire to the 3rd capacitor from the right (square with a "*" in the picture) and pass it through the board before soldering the rest.
by boutch55555
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

There's a debian package: xbacklight That only works wits "standard" screens. With that adapter backlight works through USB. Did you manage to install it ? The lenovo cable came with it ? I am also wondering if it is necessary to use the strange system with ribbon connector and small plate (2 inclu...
by boutch55555
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I have not tested the w15 panel. Electronically I don't see why it wouldn't work. It is 0.6mm wider than w11/21, might have trouble with the bezel clips but it should fit inside the lid. It will work on Linux with kernel patch. Without the patch the backlight will fallback to 100%. Also I got my new...
by boutch55555
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

VBL20 fuse is F1 circled here. It should also be 20v between it and the ground (square in the pic).

You probably should test first with old screen.
by boutch55555
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Some more work on backlight support in Linux. Disclaimer : I'm a hacker, not a developer, my code is usually bad... But it works ! I wanted to avoid intercepting keystrokes and having to keep track of the current brightness level myself. The board seems to support reporting the current value, I migh...
by boutch55555
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

I saw mentions of a w13 on some taobao shops. They list it w11/w13/w21 so it's probably the same size. By the way, anyone got a tech specs pdf for those ? Antennas can be modded, or changed, I added pictures to my quick lid guide . Solders are not that hard, use this picture and remember to solder a...
by boutch55555
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Yay, manual control in Linux works. Ok, it's still in "hello workd" state, I'll patch the rest later. Install node-hid api From a terminal start nodejs. Setting up : var HID = require('node-hid'); var devices = HID.devices(); device = new HID.HID(4292,33742); Controlling : device.write([6, 100]); Ch...
by boutch55555
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Patching is quite easy, worse part is creating an account on 51nb to download the files ;) PM me if you want a google drive / dropbox link. Whole process : Update to 2.68 with official installer. Extract the bios, place it in the x230_bios_patch folder, name it x230.bin and run patch.bat. It should ...
by boutch55555
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Could you please advise on the set: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=557203626813 ( I am not really sure if this is the listing for the kit itself or only install service - it seems too cheap ???) Looks like install only. As far as I understand it can handle or 13.3 1080 screen or 12.5 2k ? Yes ...
by boutch55555
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Now having both I can confirm that W11 and W21 are identical. That other screen looks a bit too high. It might be possible to unscrew the controller board from the support and flip it on the back of the panel though.
by boutch55555
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

That FHD board has a cable that's long enough (tested). I haven't found another solution yet.
by boutch55555
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

This taobao seller says "do not use: Chi Mei GP1 , Sharp w15 , Sharp 13.3-inch 2K screen". There's a mention of it being 0.5-1mm wider, you might end up with unequal bezels and difficulty with the side clips, they are already really tight with the w11/21.
by boutch55555
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

The 2nd one looks like the newer revision of mine, same as the 2nd one I bought (didn't get it yet). I made some progress sending signals to the board with node-hid , but no working solution yet. I'm curious for the first kit, I thought it was only an add-on for regular KK kits (it's so inexpensive ...
by boutch55555
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Oh, now it makes sense that there was a solder on the dock power button. A short press of the keyboard's power button will switch brightness to the next level. That's not really optimal, but hey, it works. I'll try to do more sniffing on the usb to see if I can extract the commands and replay them. ...
by boutch55555
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Yup, perhaps I messed something with the recompile for the new motherboard model number. I'll do more tests later. But that board has solders on usb lanes, as far as I know it uses it to set backlight. I asked my agent to contact the seller to ask about Linux support. Edit : recompiled, still doesn'...
by boutch55555
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Bought it via superbuy . My agent helped me ask the seller about the newer revision of the board that wasn't for sale on taobao (he had only a few left). There is a shipping fee to reship but it's worth it. This one was around 47 usd total. Bench, not bad. "Installed" kit It includes a plexiglass pl...
by boutch55555
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I just got a similar model from there, I'll do a full review once it's installed tomorrow. This one only does FHD, I also have one newer revision on the way that does FHD + WQHD and adds USB ports.
by boutch55555
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Perhaps someone that bought a w21 could do an extract for me ? Using this driver from Dell, when running TCON_DP_REWORK_TOOL from the 9350 folder, there is a "Save Romcode" in the "others" menu. It prompts that it will update but it just extracts. Tested with a w03, still works ;)
by boutch55555
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Just a warning. If someone has, like me, the bright idea of flashing the screen to disable adaptive brightness, don't do it. :BAAAD!: (except if you find a way to take a good backup first) Even if you did your research for 0DJCP6 part number, that matches the W21 and the 9350, it will just kill the ...
by boutch55555
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Works for me (x230 2306CTO) in Debian Stretch with kernel patch (on 4.9.51). Doesn't work with the stock unpatched kernel (4.9.0-4), even with display mirroring, screen stays enabled (BL + picture). Works on windows 10 (fully updated, including fall creators update) with or without display mirroring...
by boutch55555
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Could it be that the panel firmware is doing this? That's possible, I don't have that issue on my 13" panel, but it still suffers from the sleep / login problem. I'll try to troubleshoot it tomorrow . I also tried that bios patch earlier today. Was mostly pointless, as from what I understand of the...
by boutch55555
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

cherryblue wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:48 am
Is it necessary to change this line of the patch:
Don't think so, I didn't change it and it works. My other ports show as DP-1 and DP-2.
by boutch55555
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

You did change the model number at the bottom of the patch for yours, right ? You can get yours with

Code: Select all

dmesg |grep DMI
should be on the first line. It should show as eDP-1 when working correctly.
by boutch55555
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

If so, can you add links to the patches in the FAQ please? See that post . It can be easily adapted for 4.9, feel free to PM me if you're having trouble. You need to change the model (2325P23 at bottom) for yours before applying. I personally used this tutorial . if someone who has done this posts ...
by boutch55555
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

While removing the bezel, if the side clips are too tight, undo top & bottom first, then slide the sides ~1cm up or down to get the clips out of the brackets.
by boutch55555
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Couldn't find the right cable so I chained 2 of those. Works great, no interference.
by boutch55555
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 773
Views: 117202

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

300.4mm is with mounting hardware on. Both look like they're obtainable without it, so both specs could be wrong depending on how you look at it. For the edp 1.3, the manual (google "NV125FHM-N62 filetype:pdf") states "All input signals are eDP1.3 interface compatible." so I'd guess you'll have no p...
by boutch55555
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 135
Views: 12920

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

So it's around 1.75mm thick with both protective papers still on. The 03 (on top) doesn't seem much thicker than the 21 , perhaps 0.1mm. AFAIK w11 and w21 are pretty much the same. w15 would be a w11 with the plug on the correct side (some of the taobao modders use it). This is the cable "management...

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