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by carcuevas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I posted about those cables earlier: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=794115#p794115 Farnell UK has only 10cm and 15cm in stock http://uk.farnell.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?catalogId=15001&langId=44&storeId=10151&categoryId=700000006028&eq=N%3D202558%2B110134688%2B113303336%2B20...
by carcuevas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hi seasonshu, actually I got mines as a sample from here http://katalog.we-online.de/en/em/FFC_0_50_TYPE_2_6877XXXXX002/687728050002?m=n&sp=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.we-online.de%2Fweb%2Fen%2Felectronic_components%2Fsearchpage_PBS.php%3Fsearch%3D687728050002&_ga=1.239040000.1058753727.1486638987 specifically...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Correction: All 7 solder-points do connect to the LCD connector. But both upper-left and bottom-left in that circle do NOT connect through to the LCD-connector on the LCD-side. Then I checked the LCD-cable itself. That has the same problem, so I think the LCD-cable may be to blame. Well actually it...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

OK, I've set the BIOS display back to Thinkpad-LCD . When I boot without HDD, the X230 goes automatically into the Boot Menu/Application Menu. The above Lenovo display test is part of the: Application/Menu/Lenovo Diagnostics. I am using a HDD with W7Pro/SP1 in 32-bit. If I boot into W7, the Fn/F7 n...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Picture is here: http://imgur.com/a/TDnCv Top right solder looks like it's just a ball on top and didn't go through. Yes I saw that too, maybe it's not doing the proper contact... Also can you try some linux distribution, for example MINT should work out the box (be sure that your AC adapter is con...
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Got my kit the other day, thanks very much, the contents are really neat but very small. So far so good. Today I put it all in my X230, but I have come across a problem. When I power on, the backlight comes on for a few seconds, but then goes off and stays off, and there is no picture at all. With ...
by carcuevas
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

a few problems, first there was noise on the screen, static like flickering pixels, and while trying to fix it, i lifted a few solderpads on the mod boards that connects to the docking port, when i tried to remove excess solder using solder wick, i guess i didn't have my iron hot enough. You should...
by carcuevas
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

dogeitrade wrote:tried to install the fhd mod today, didnt go too well ;_;
What did happen? what did not go so well? I master destroying things, but at the end I could it make it work... so maybe I can help...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hi Nitrocaster, I finished the modification and surprisingly it worked out of the box. Windows looks great; on Linux I have flickering green pixels (does not hurt much; just looks strange ...) but ... back-light control does not work (always 100%). Yes i did 'clone display' etc. Is there anything o...
by carcuevas
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p
Replies: 18
Views: 4333

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p

I would definitely purchase a 1440p kit. You can scale everything to whatever size you want... You will just get finer details and crisper text. That's for sure, but I can tell you that with Nitrocaster FHD mod and the LP125WF2SPB4 it's already really fine, well for me more than enough... :) but it...
by carcuevas
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod

Clip and raspberry pi. I didn't have much trouble with it. I used the AC + wake on lan method of powering the EEPROM, I didn't power it with the raspberry pi 3.3v. The one I tried, for many times and no luck, don't know if the problem is with the clip itself, the Rpi(type B), I have some problems w...
by carcuevas
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod

Quantumcross wrote:I just flashed to coreboot... But I don't have a FHD mod kit yet. I hope it doesn't give me any problems!
Nice!! :D What method did you use for the flashing? the clip + Raspberry PI, or something else?
by carcuevas
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod

Well definitely I will have to try out, I hope at least that one of the screen will work though after the first flash, to don't need to do all the time with the ponoma thing :) Well now I will need just to wait to my shorter cables to be able to read the chip and once I have done correctly the back...
by carcuevas
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p
Replies: 18
Views: 4333

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p

I don't know about you, but I am already nearly a couple of weeks with the FHD mod, and I can say its enough, 1440P maybe it will be too much...
by carcuevas
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It is by some kind of miracle and after a hard battle through a comedy of errors, but I have finally gotten nitrocaster's fabulous kit to eventually work in the X230. After removing the sense wire solder point on the bottom of C137 so many times to diagnose the problems I was having, the poor solde...
by carcuevas
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It is by some kind of miracle and after a hard battle through a comedy of errors, but I have finally gotten nitrocaster's fabulous kit to eventually work in the X230. After removing the sense wire solder point on the bottom of C137 so many times to diagnose the problems I was having, the poor solde...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

This is really some kind of joke,I remove the cable, I left the computer to warm up, and left the cable at ambient temperature, then when the computer was warm enough I installed the cable switched on, and not working :D so now I am not sure if it is the cable or something else... :D :D I had very ...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

About the fuses, are those F17 and F18 on the MOBO right? I will check the continuity when the screen will go dark... You have to check continuity when the system is off and all power is disconnected. Backlight fuse if F1. Ohh thanks I have to see where is the F1 :))) I will test it once it's not w...
by carcuevas
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

And if you touch and push it, does the backlight appear again? Also, checking the backlight fuse wouldn't hurt. You know sometimes, pushing in the card where the LVDS connector is, makes the screen backlight work for a wee bit , but not always actually so I am not sure if it's more related with the...
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

This is really some kind of joke,I remove the cable, I left the computer to warm up, and left the cable at ambient temperature, then when the computer was warm enough I installed the cable switched on, and not working :D so now I am not sure if it is the cable or something else... :D :D
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

https://youtu.be/wGkmzCYNyms Hot plugging the cables on working laptop is asking for trouble. I have to remind: Do not ever connect or disconnect LCD cables before removing the battery and AC power! Where I can get thos LVDS cables Nitrocaster? it seems to me that maybe since the cable got a bit fo...
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Can you specify contacts? (same sides/opposite sides/both sides) In USA these FFC cables can be had from various places: http://www.mouser.com/Wire-Cable/FFC-FPC-Jumper-Cables/_/N-ad930?P=1z0vrwrZ1z0wxjx http://www.microsatacables.com/awm-20624-ribbon-flex-cable-050-mm-pitch-28-pin-zif-50-mm-zif-28...
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Also from today I am having some weird thing, after the computer is used for some more time abd get a bit warn, the screen gets black and I have to wait until is colder to make it work... It seems that I will need to open the laptop once more and see if the solder points were done correctly or when...
by carcuevas
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Well now I realized, that there is signal through the EDP, but what's not working is the backlight, that's maybe the weird thing, there should be maybe not well soldered or I don't know, I guess i am going to try to do al the soldering again on the board to see what can be....
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Nitrocaster any if the IC on the board have some protection circuit for higher temperature? I think for some reason the board is getting hotter than it should and then it's stopping to work... I'll have also to check the solder points.. It's just weird
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Also from today I am having some weird thing, after the computer is used for some more time abd get a bit warn, the screen gets black and I have to wait until is colder to make it work... It seems that I will need to open the laptop once more and see if the solder points were done correctly or whene...
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

technopanda wrote:I tried with both battery and also AC power. No difference.
Uhmm weird, also in the Bios there is an option to select the screen as Digital dock 1/2, maybe it can help..
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78779

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Nitrocaster, So first of all I'd liked to say thanks for making this kit and giving us all the opportunity to have FHD panels in our X220/X230. I've tried to install it into a X230, but I'm having problems trying to get anything outputted to the FHD panel. All I get is a blank screen. Fn+F7 does no...
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod

I was having a look to this last line about removing the HotPlug for the DisplayPort, but what would happen if I want to add an external monitor let's say to the Mini DisplayPort output fom the side of the laptop? Thanks This should only have affect on dp_d e.g. the display port D which is the one ...
by carcuevas
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod

I was thinking about installing coreboot too. And in your case to remove https://github.com/coreboot/coreboot/blob/master/src/mainboard/lenovo/x230/devicetree.cb#L7 I was having a look to this last line about removing the HotPlug for the DisplayPort, but what would happen if I want to add an extern...

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