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by nitrocaster
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

If your main consideration is getting 100% sRGB, then you should probably take a look at 13" displays.
by nitrocaster
Sat May 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Can I leave it and is it ok to use it as usual? Can I still try again to upgrade it even if I lost 4th(from right) capacitor? (I’m thinking of asking it to repair shop ) Missing 3rd or 4th cap is not a problem - just leave it that way. It would be a problem if you were using something larger than F...
by nitrocaster
Fri May 10, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

You can try bridging F1 on the adapter board just to make sure this is the only problem, but not before checking that there's no short no display power rail after this fuse.
by nitrocaster
Thu May 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I must have screwed something up during this whole process, because now the backlight on the native LVDS display isn't working either, just a dim picture where the only thing I can make out are the white details. As khseal suggested, this is most likely a blown backlight fuse. Thanks to fellow thin...
by nitrocaster
Wed May 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

ok here it is: https://daduke.org/hardware/x220-fhd/ . I couldn't get any coreboot/Seabios display output without the original VGA BIOS, but it's rather easy to extract. Let me know if you have any issues with it new commit - you can now power the nitrocaster PCB from VCC3P instead of VCC, reducing...
by nitrocaster
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Traces in this area look destroyed, which can be the reason why you have no image. You can probably reattach them with magnet wire, but that would be the last chance.
by nitrocaster
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

There's a new post on /r/thinkpad where the author says his new X330 came with unlocked BIOS that disables LVDS (and I guess reassigns backlight control to DisplayPort). I asked for a BIOS image and it's actually available . I'm going to try it out on my machine and let you guys know the results. In...
by nitrocaster
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Just get my LP125WF2-SPB4 from winowin and pcb edges are already cut, is winowin watching us doing thinkpad mod ? Waiting to get a kit this week. thanks I've been talking to him some ideas, but never thought he would take it that serious LOL :mrgreen: On a second thought, I remember once I got SPB4...
by nitrocaster
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

After ~ 2 week delay, a new batch of eDP cables is on its way to Moscow. I will put more kits in stock once it arrives on this week. In the mean time I prepared 3 mobos with pre-installed adapter board. Those who can't do the soldering but still want to upgrade - take a look at this listing on eBay:...
by nitrocaster
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

The kit is in stock again. More will be available by the end of February, after I get new eDP cables.
by nitrocaster
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

LP125WF2-SPB1 is not compatible. You have to ask the seller for the exact model. That's how it works.
To my knowledge, screens with >50% color gamut are not available.
by nitrocaster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

A long promised store is here: nitrocaster.me/store . Hopefully this will make both buying for you and shipping for me easier! Please note that there may be delays with shipping because I'll be using a completely different process - but eventually it will get fast and smooth. A few tips: Create an a...
by nitrocaster
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So when I close my lid, the display is blank when I open it. If I put it to sleep and then wake it back up there's a funny light pattern in the middle of the screen (like a broken lcd) and then it comes on and functions perfectly fine. My back light works even when the screen is blank. Is this my s...
by nitrocaster
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Are you getting no image or no backlight? Those are two different issues. Thanks, only no image, backlight near webcam is ok and light keyboard ok too What do you mean by backlight near webcam? Does the screen light up a little bit when you turn on the laptop or does it stay completely black? Take ...
by nitrocaster
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Got black screen on BIOS, cannot see any menus and Grub, but after boot - everything works fine. Someone in this thread said that it's the problem with 10K resistor below "b" letter, looks like i don't have it either. http://funkyimg.com/p/2Ma2V.jpg Should i just bridge it? Wow. You're right - that...
by nitrocaster
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Привет Павел, I have received the module last months ago (rev.5), I mounted the module with the help of a pro (too difficult with cheap tools to reach good temperature & senswire is a type of SMD ceramic capacitor 0603 : 1.6mm x 0.8 mm ... ). After installation, I have check : the LCD screen was go...
by nitrocaster
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

This is awesome. You folks did an amazing job.
by nitrocaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hello everyone, I was just installing mod and everything went well and lcd worked until I cut corners. After that, panel was doing this https://imgur.com/cyEPIFj Cut went through metal. I am guessing I killed pcb of panel, right? I was using snips for cutting metal. Do you recommend other tool for ...
by nitrocaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I suggest you to ask lynxislazus.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I thought you mean F1 on the motherboard. It is blown and you should replace it.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

VBL20 is responsible for the backlight power. Given that you bridged F1, either your solder bridge is blown or the copper track is blown somewhere on the motherboard. Two things to keep in mind: 1. Do not bridge fuses 2. Do not disconnect or connect anyhing inside the laptop unless the battery is re...
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Check if BACKLIGHT_ON, PANEL_BKLT_CTRL and VBL20 are present on the LCD connector.
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

You will want a very fine tip iron. Heat each of the through holes with solder for at least 10 seconds, but DO NOT push or use force as you could damage the plating. On the contrary, using a very fine tip doesn't allow the heat to reach solder joints. I found that using a large chisel tip works jus...
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

Unfortunately there is still flicker! Could you record it and upload a video? And with or without Hotkey, brightness does not work now (because no driver?). That's because the driver is required for dual display mode to work. Without dual display mode the fake display doesn't receive brightness con...
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

Given the display you use is known good, there's a problem with the connection between the display and the motherboard. That leaves you 2 options: 1) LCD cable is bad 2) Soldering is bad The reason it works before OS is probably because 480p video mode doesn't require nearly as much bandwidth as 108...
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 pm
when using Vista, the X230's own LCD is working, no need for an external monitor.
So you're getting a flickering image in Vista but the OS doesn't recognize the FHD display while showing image on it?

Take a picture of the installed adapter board.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

In Vista's "Control Panel" there is NO Display icon. In "Device Manager" there is NO Monitor option. How can you see that if there's nothing on the screen? That doesn't make any sense. Could you post some screenshots showing what displays are being recognized when you connect the external monitor? ...
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Problem with nitrocaster's FHD mod

1. Does Windows recognize 'Mobile PC display'?
2. Does the brightness control work in Windows?
3. Flickering means that either your display or your soldering is bad.
by nitrocaster
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1225
Views: 302677

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Good news! The 4th batch is in production now. Assembled PCBs are expected to be ready by September. how much it will cost with shipping to europe, will it work with 2k mod? will it upgrade the lap to have another msata and usb 3.0 or something like that? Prices remain the same. 2K is not supported...

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