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by timsydney
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 277
Views: 41483

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

Turns out I'd blown a fuse on my mainboard, went against conventional wisdom and bridged it with solder. Seems to be holding up.
by timsydney
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 277
Views: 41483

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

Hi, Initial testing of my board went fine with the screen functioning as expected. I detached the screen (after powering off) to remove the tabs and while removing them with a rotary cutting tool I put too much force on one and heard a crack. Now after reinstalling the screen is black. I thought it ...
by timsydney
Tue May 23, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 277
Views: 41483

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

Anyone know if these panels are legit?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AU-Optronics ... 1593716908

I'm assuming the AUO panels are the bright ones?
by timsydney
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

boutch55555 wrote:BTW don't even think about that sweet sweet LP129QE1-SPA1 (12.9 3:2)
http://imgur.com/EdIKY7w

Even this one falls short of filling horizontally, missing 1-1.5mm
Where does the LCD PCB even fit?!
by timsydney
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

nitrocaster wrote:not really possible.
I'm assuming you'd have to lose the webcam and wifi antennas at least.
by timsydney
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 614
Views: 78782

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

LG LP125WF2-SPB3 LG LP125WF2-SPB4 Have you seen these displays side by side? Panelook says the SPB3 is 6 bit color at 400 nits, and the SPB4 is 8 bit at 300 nits. Do you think these are accurate and is there a big difference in brightness between the displays? 400 nits is in the range of outdoor us...
by timsydney
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I don't know much about routing (is this routing?) but I don't think you would get the pixel accuracy you would need with a wooden jig. You don't need pixel accuracy, there's always a black boarder between the edge pixels and the bezel. You just need to know how much material you want to remove fro...
by timsydney
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

StefanKo wrote:Can you link the review you are referring to?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Son ... 531.0.html
by timsydney
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Interesting, this would be mean a better screen (900p is fine for 13inch with the best windows (7) and linux) and no eDP conversion. All you would need to do is work out the bevel and mounting issue. ("all") Would there need to be changes to the BIOS to handle the new resolution? How do we find out...
by timsydney
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

But even if it does, the bevel's hollow is 12.5" only. Yeah it would have to be modified like the X330. This 13.1" panel is single channel lvds with an offset connector. It's TN but the SONY VAIO VPCZ1 laptop it's used in seems to get good reviews regarding it's display. http://www.panelook.com/LT1...
by timsydney
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Unless there's a 13.3" 1600x900 lvds panel that will fit that doesn't need an adapter?
by timsydney
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

There is someone in the german thinkpad forum who dared to open his X320 Display. https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/200622-X320-X330-X220-X230-mit-13-3-quot-Full-HD-IPS-Display?p=2054632&viewfull=1#post2054632 The chinese guys used a lot of glue and even seem to have removed the display frame to ge...
by timsydney
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

What about 3D printing the bevel and then dremeling the existing LCD mount points? Anyone could do that (once I had created a file for 3D printing). Need top level 3D printer to do that (if you want the resulting quality level as good as stock bezel). Perhaps it would give better results to create ...
by timsydney
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I don't take reserves because that would mean I become oblidged to do something that I can not absolutely guarantee, and I don't feel comfortable with it. I'll start taking orders once I get the cables and make sure everything is good. That's fine, more worried that I'll miss out than anything else...
by timsydney
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 54570

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

@nitrocaster, if possible could I reserve a board?

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