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by nitrocaster
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Status update: PCBs are expected to be released from the factory tomorrow.
by nitrocaster
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hi all, I'm working for a few months now with the FHD mod. The last week my laptop starts with showing a blank screen after waking up/booting. My backlight is turning on, but no display is shown, not even the bios screen. Once I got display it's working perfect, no flickering etc. at all, but the b...
by nitrocaster
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

No. Ordinary monitor is something more than the display itself, and in our case we only have the display itself.
by nitrocaster
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

That kit from TaoBao didn't work with some displays that worked fine with my kit. Another concern was that Chinese adapter board attaches to the motherboard by a row of plated half-holes and the resulting connection isn't nearly as robust as 7 plated though-holes in the adapter that I made.
by nitrocaster
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

x3o2 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:16 am
I doubted my soldering skills rather than a brand new (but faulty) panel.
But, is it really faulty, as it works in pre-OS mode perfectly? @nitrocaster: any idea?
Pre-OS mode uses 640x480 video mode which might be handled in some specific way. Do you have another panel to test?
by nitrocaster
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So it was a bad screen?
by nitrocaster
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Does the line pattern change when you slightly press to the bottom edge of the screen? No. What happens if you skip RTC warining and boot into the OS? The NB shuts down immediately. It shouldn't shut down like that if the only reason is RTC reset. Can you measure voltage on RTC_VCC, -RTC_RST and -S...
by nitrocaster
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Does the line pattern change when you slightly press to the bottom edge of the screen?
What happens if you skip RTC warining and boot into the OS?
by nitrocaster
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Installed the kit to my X230 i7. Starting it puts the POST screen to the display. As the built in battery seems to be out of power the POST stops with the real time clock error. When I hit F1 the screen goes black and I see vertical lines only. The computer is working in the background as the HDD l...
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

However, did you consider patching the kernel? @nitrocaster, where can I find the kernel patch? I didn't see it in the first post. Does that means you can see the BIOS ? And also can you see/interact with GRUB ? That's correct, I'm experimenting with Gnome's login manager currently. [EDIT]: I found...
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Sense wire is still a thing, yes. You can get away without it if you really don't want to take a risk.
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I don't use Linux on a daily basis, especially on a laptop, so I can't really help here. However, did you consider patching the kernel?
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I've just sent reservation payment instructions for all submitted pre-orders. I will be accepting new pre-orders during this week and will send the order to the factory next week.

Please make payments on time. Thanks!
by nitrocaster
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

In Windows adjustable brightness only works when you use dual display configuration.
by nitrocaster
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Sorry, I misguided you a little bit. VCC3B and VCC3M are separated by a load switch, so when it's off VCC3M does not appear to be shorted to ground. But VCC3B should be shorted if you measured shorts on VCC3MA and VCC3_CODEC. Leftmost pin (DOCKB_HPD) that should not have continuity to ground. If you...
by nitrocaster
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I put your question in FAQ.

I'll start collecting deposits once I confirm everything with suppliers. That means everyone in the waiting list will be included in the 3rd batch.
by nitrocaster
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Well, I guess you are not getting image because of ripped pads. VCC3MA and VCC3_CODEC have direct connection to VCC3B, which is powered from VCC3M. If your audio codec shorts this rail to ground (which is very likely) that would explain why it gets hot and why the machine shuts itself down. What is ...
by nitrocaster
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Maybe the IC itself got shorted? Check VCC3MA, VCC5MA, VCC3_CODEC and AVDD_3R3_AUDIO.
by nitrocaster
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

What happens when you turn on with the stock screen? Does it show ThinkPad logo before shutting down? The IC you pointed is audio codec. The leftmost pin on the adapter board has continuity with ground, is this supposed to be? No. Normal resistance to ground is about 100K. Something bad happened wit...
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

That's flux. Amtech NC-559-TF.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It works just as before in that regard. The difference is that now I will be taking partial payments before I have tested kits.
I'm checking the BOM with suppliers and will start accepting deposits once they confirm that every critical part is in stock.
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

LTN125HL02-301 is probably fine too.
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It's OK if you confirm the exact model with the seller.
by nitrocaster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Today I finished flashing and testing of the 2nd batch remainings. Next 22 paid orders will be shipped until the end of this week.
by nitrocaster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54456

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Pull a strand from multi-strand wire or wick. I did that type of stuff without microscope just a couple of months ago.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54456

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Really, you should solder a tiny jumper wire instead of that huge one. It's not meant to be like that. As for the sense wire - it's not required if you install kernel patch to enable brightness control in single display mode.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54456

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

1) When the display is not getting power (which is exactly the case) eDP port is 'disconnected'.
2) I agree and I'm sorry.
3) If you didn't remove the adapter board - chances are high that you can fix it. But I have some spare boards anyway.
by nitrocaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54456

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

1) So far there was no one single case that I'm aware of when bad soldering caused 'no image' issue. 2) In your case the actual issue was that you soldered aux power wire to old pad and ignored the warning in the first message of the original topic. Although I can not be 100% sure, this reason is th...
by nitrocaster
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Check 'Tested displays' section in the first post.
by nitrocaster
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78319

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

boutch55555 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:55 pm
Might as well give everyone an ID on registration at that point.
That's a good idea.
miketl wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Hi, Is it going to be one big batch or two smaller batches? Just curious as I am probably toward the end of your list. Thanks.
One big batch.

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