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by Quantumcross
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

fubu wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 am
I've started a google spreadsheet to sum up all the info, feel free to edit the info as you see fit.
Link
I've added what little information we know about the X1C6 panels. I'll update as more info comes in.
by Quantumcross
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Frobe70 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
I purchased "exact LP140QH1-SPA2" from an eBay seller Notebookaid, but was not told it was glossy before it was sent. :(
http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.ph ... 1975,21977

The SPA2 is the glossy version of the LP140QH1. The SPB1 is the matte version...
by Quantumcross
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I got my mod kits but I don't have the screen yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for those new X1C screens to shake out. Is the FRU bom even up yet? No but we've waited long enough already. If I get the one screen and the Extra Nice screens that are better in every way come out a mont...
by Quantumcross
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I got my mod kits but I don't have the screen yet. I'm going to wait and see how long it takes for those new X1C screens to shake out.
by Quantumcross
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

NonesensE wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:02 am
Another interesting option might be the 500 nit, 100% Adobe RGB panel from the new X1C.
Does anyone have any information on this panel? Is there a Maintenance manual out for X1C 6th gen?
by Quantumcross
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T430s broken ethernet port
Replies: 6
Views: 3830

Re: T430s broken ethernet port

Just a quick update, the T430 add on card ethernet port had a different pinout and layout :(

I'll probably just leave it as is, oh well it was worth a try!
by Quantumcross
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1278
Views: 488411

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Sorry it wasn't clear from my reply, but I'm using coreboot.
by Quantumcross
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1278
Views: 488411

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hi Nitrocaster, I'm still enjoying my mod, even though I messed up the sense wire. I've finally put the effort in to patch my kernel and I get so much more battery life, and now I can't screw myself over when I use xrandr to use an external display and accidentally lock myself out of no display with...
by Quantumcross
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T430s broken ethernet port
Replies: 6
Views: 3830

Re: T430s broken ethernet port

So from the pictures I can find online, I think the t430 uses the same ethernet jack as the t430s -- and the t430s puts the ethernet jack on a cheap sub board! I'll buy one for $5 and see if it fits. I'd bend that left metal bit back in, check that it still works (or works again) and holds the cable...
by Quantumcross
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T430s broken ethernet port
Replies: 6
Views: 3830

Re: T430s broken ethernet port

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Wifi?
Sure I will use wifi 99% of the time. But I would also like to fix the ethernet port as well.

When you are doing a multi-hour full disk backup over ethernet and the ethernet cable slowly slips out over the course of the backup and finally loses connection, it's pretty irritating.
by Quantumcross
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T430s broken ethernet port
Replies: 6
Views: 3830

T430s broken ethernet port

I just recieved a t430s from ebay with a broken ethernet port. I will be pursuing a partial refund, but I wanted to see if anyone knew where I could find a suitable replacement part? I found this listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430s-Ethernet-LAN-Port-Buchse-Mainboard-2846/26314947...
by Quantumcross
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 82552

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Just wanted to say hi, I've put in my payment for 2 kits a couple days ago. Thank you :)
by Quantumcross
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Ok, I managed to carefully scrape away some mask on the trace and soldered a single strand to it. No more glitches!

Last question -- for the kernel patch, is there a way to apply it to more recent kernels, or is everyone using the patch sitting on 4.1.3?
by Quantumcross
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

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. So everything seems to work fine, brightness control and all. I'm just ge...
by Quantumcross
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

my iron tip caught the edge of the trace and pulled it right up. [...] I've done 144+ QFP chips plenty of times no problem. Would you able to bridge the trace ? Which one is it ? It shouldn't be that hard if you have plenty soldering experience. Thanks for the vote of confidence, you inspired me to...
by Quantumcross
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

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 t...
by Quantumcross
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I got my mod today and failed miserably. I didn't get any wire to use for sense/power but I found some suitable wire on my bench. I carefully soldered the sense wire, applied liberal flux to the plated holes, and dropped some solder down each of the 7 holes. After turning on, the backlight of the di...
by Quantumcross
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1278
Views: 488411

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I sent confirmation emails only for the first batch pre-orders. Probably I have to do that for the second batch too, or maybe setup some kind of web form to check order status. Sorry for misunderstanding. edit: On a second thought, here's the thing: if you filled the form (i.e. it was accepting new...
by Quantumcross
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1278
Views: 488411

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I've filled out the 2nd batch preorder form ages ago, but I haven't gotten an email... Am I out...?
by Quantumcross
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1278
Views: 488411

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Just recieved a 1080p panel from win0win! Now to patiently wait for the kit :)
by Quantumcross
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Improving x220/x230 speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 12984

Re: Improving x220/x230 speakers

Maybe I can cut holes in the palm rest and face the speakers up :p

Sure your hands will block it while typing, but if you want to watch a video or something that's not a problem.
by Quantumcross
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Improving x220/x230 speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 12984

Re: Improving x220/x230 speakers

600X wrote:An excellent set of speakers for modding though are the XPS 13 speakers (2015 and newer). They are square in shape, very thin, have large wires to work with and sound excellent (for the size).
These look great, just the right shape -- but bigger. I'll grab a pair of these and mess with them.
by Quantumcross
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Improving x220/x230 speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 12984

Re: Improving x220/x230 speakers

Sorry, I exclusively use linux on my x, so I can't try out the Dolby stuff.
by Quantumcross
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Improving x220/x230 speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 12984

Improving x220/x230 speakers

Let's be honest. The worst thing about old thinkpads is the terrible quality and volume of the speakers. Before my x230, I had an ideapad y50, and I was absolutely blown away by the JBL speakers it came with. Has anyone thought about putting some higher quality speakers in the x220/x230 and maybe ev...
by Quantumcross
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

If a 1440p mod were to be made at some point, would that use all the DP lanes on the docking port? Would I be able to connect any display via dock (VGA?)
by Quantumcross
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 156860

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Here is his post on reddit with pictures: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... n_to_x230/
by Quantumcross
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 25
Views: 12598

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

Reading what the one guy said in the mailing list: "I guess, the easiest option for your setup is to let SeaBIOS run the original Video BIOS with a modified VBT" I looked into it a little bit and found that you can dump the VBT with the coreboot tool "intelvbttool" There is one line that interests m...
by Quantumcross
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 25
Views: 12598

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

I read through the thread and It sounds like to me that there might not be a problem if you use the original extracted VGA BIOS. I wish I could be a guinea pig here, I will be ordering an FHD kit with the next batch.
by Quantumcross
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220/X230 to flash or not to flash coreboot after FHD mod
Replies: 25
Views: 12598

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.

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