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by nitrocaster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

52 orders shipped today.
by nitrocaster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Took my second X230 and kit to a pro to try to get that working, and having a weird combo of problems. Original one had new lines run to replace where I desoldered, and we're back to flickering or no display at higher resolutions, so I'm guessing that something was off on that machine to begin with...
by nitrocaster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

@nictrocaster: Could you post the part number of the FPC cable connector? I broke off the black latch so I want to order one and see if I can replace the latch. It's FH19-28S-0.5SH . It seems quality for that connector went down from rev 3 to 4. I had 2 pins sticking out of the gate, no way to put ...
by nitrocaster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I sent emails with order id to everybody on the 3rd batch list. Kinda sad to see that some mailboxes don't exist anymore :( Which probably means that I have to find a way to deliver kits faster.

Next bulk shipment (about 35 orders) is planned on this week.
by nitrocaster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

By the way, the major reason why orders are being processed so slow right now is because I'm out of tested adapter boards. I have about 200 boards which have to be inspected, fixed if they're bad, cleaned, flashed, tested and packed. And that's mainly because assembly quality turned out to be such g...
by nitrocaster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

TeroS
If you submitted the form - you're on the list automatically.
I just got an idea. I can send email with order id in response to each pre-order form submission.

I don't understand what is unclear for you with order status page though.
by nitrocaster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Wooooo! 32 orders shipped today. I sent more invoices today and will prepare more orders for shipping on the next week. We're almost finished processing pre-orders with deposits.
by nitrocaster
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I'm in a sixth month of wait for this mod, and lookin' at at least two more as I haven't even been contacted for final payment. (classy '9 months' are quite probable). So, seriously, nitrocaster should think it over and outsorce this business, get himself fully occupied with his drone things and ju...
by nitrocaster
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

The aux is connected the same as with rev.4 That is the point many people miss, because the guide doesn't show it. @ ALL I'll be on a business trip until Feb 27 and then continue dispatching the 3rd batch. In the mean time I'll post a quick guide in pictures for rev.4 (which is equivalent to rev.5 ...
by nitrocaster
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

For all of you who sent me an email asking for an estimate on delivery, updated installation guide or if I haven't forgot about your order. Shipping: I'm having an extremely busy schedule lately and my local PO works like garbage. Obviously, this doesn't help me to fulfill paid orders faster. I foun...
by nitrocaster
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I was thinking, maybe I need to cut off more of the keyboard bezel (bottom left corner) as it's pressing the board? Just a desperate idea. Thanks. That's not necessarily a problem, but you can do it. [EDIT]: I found that two rect "pins"(?) (at the bottom of the board, just left to the eDP connector...
by nitrocaster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Could you measure resistance to ground on these pins?
by nitrocaster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Matteone wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:56 pm
I do not know where to measure the EDP connector exactly. Can you mark the spot on a picture please?
Here you go: https://ibb.co/dX6gPw
Disconnect eDP cable before test boot (remember to remove the battery and AC cord) to probe the connector.
by nitrocaster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Matteone wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Multimeter also has shown that the connectors are fine.
What exactly does that mean?
by nitrocaster
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

First check if built-in panel is being recognized as 'Dummy display'. Then take a meter and check if BACKLIGHT_ON and PANEL_BKLT_CTRL are present on LVDS connector ( see schematic/boardview for reference ). Wait until OS boots. BACKLIGHT_ON should be 3.3V, PANEL_BKLT_CTRL should vary from 0V to 3.3V...
by nitrocaster
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I don't understand too. Sense wire is involved in the backlight operation only when LVDS output (Dummy display) is inactive. Maybe the MCU decided to die.
Do you have a multimeter?
by nitrocaster
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

What happens if you boot into OS with FHD screen?
by nitrocaster
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Yeah, first test with the old screen.
Post a picture of your installed adapter board with both cables attached to it.
by nitrocaster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hook up external monitor and see if the FHD display is being detected when you have no image on it.
by nitrocaster
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Shipped another 19 orders today. Tracking info will be emailed soon. Funny. Looking at your spreadsheet one guy (525) hasn't paid the deposit but he has an invoice sent. How come? Some people are those I had conversations with before accepting deposits, some others asked to ship ASAP. As a rule, ear...
by nitrocaster
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Shipped 4 first orders today. I have to find some way to speed things up.
by nitrocaster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Did anybody here buy NV125FHM-N62 screen to install it with the kit? I definitely remember that somebody bought a screen that has not been tested with the kit yet and said he wants to try it. P.S.: Packing first 24 paid orders. I know, I said I'll ship on the weekend. I always fail with these estima...
by nitrocaster
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Yes, no problem.
by nitrocaster
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Any updates on the current batch? Yeah! I received the boards a couple of days ago . There are some defects, but the overall quality is quite good. Now, because some of you guys wanted to have your orders shipped before Christmas, I'm going to prepare and ship first orders on this weekend and then ...
by nitrocaster
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

mr.rhtuner wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:27 pm
With the X230 FHD mod installed, can I use two external monitors + the FHD screen?
Yes, you can. But:
1] Brightness control won't work
2] The first monitor has to be connected to the left miniDP and the second one has to be connected to DP#1 on dock
by nitrocaster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 64
Views: 3841

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 pm
RAM is prone enough to failure that it needs to be replaceable / upgradable.
Care to prove? Your own experience does not count.
by nitrocaster
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 64
Views: 3841

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

Many motherboard with dead CPUs and PCHs are being thrown in the garbage, but that does not mean we must have socketed CPUs and PCHs. The fact that you have a dead RAM stick means that RAM can die. I don't think you know what exactly happened to it causing the failure, so you can't say RAM fails so ...
by nitrocaster
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 882
Views: 149014

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Boards were released from assembly yesterday. Now I just need to find the time to pick them up.
by nitrocaster
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 51nb 8th generation intel x201 motherboard
Replies: 15
Views: 4476

Re: 51nb 8th generation intel x201 motherboard

Hey, not all Thinkpad fanboys are the same. :lol: Along with the loud whiners and complainers, there are also quite a few folks, even on this forum, who have purchased the Thinkpad 25, and love it. Well, I think fanboys and fans are not the same. True fans know what exactly they like and understand...

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