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by TheChuckster
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where does the black modem wire connect on the T61P?
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Where does the black modem wire connect on the T61P?

I'm almost done reviving my Thinkpad T61P which died 5 years ago from the NVIDIA GPU thermal desoldering issue. I am just about done reassembling everything, but I was wondering where the black end of the modem wire connects to? I couldn't find anything in the HMM, nor could I find any headers on th...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I'm interested in the latter of the two options, check your email and give me the go-ahead with the amount, and I'll PayPal you again.
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Okay, that makes sense. I got an RFQ on a STM8S003F3U6 microcontroller. I still sent you an email about purchasing another board. I bet I can fix this one, but it's always good to have another working board as a backup. :D
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Yes, well, I _am_ up for a challenge, since I have learned a lot so far doing this, and it's been a really fun process! :D I'll need your help sourcing the chips though (I suspect you feel comfortable sharing your microcontroller ROM with me?). I have a Raspberry Pi that I could use to program it. E...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I do, but I don't have a bench power supply. Sounds like the least expensive thing for me to do is buy one of your unclaimed boards.

Moral of the story, don't ****ing hotplug LVDS.

It's at least nice that I was able to verify that both the LCD and the motherboard are still working.
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

How can you measure capacitors if there's a short to ground? 3 of them are connected between VCC3_BRG and ground, so they will appear as a short too. You're right, I'm seeing shorts across the capacitors, too, in continuity mode. Since I am not sure what the actual values are supposed to be, just w...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

The IC on the left has five pins that are continuous wrt ground. Is that the microcontroller? Logo looks familiar.

I can either buy another entire board from you (probably easiest given you have overstock) or just a pre-programmed microcontroller?
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

The SMT resistors and capacitors on the adapter board are all reporting sane values to me. It looks like I might have to replace one of the two ICs. Let me continue to investigate.

Stock LCD still works, so motherboard appears to be in tact.
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Okay, fourth pin from left on ribbon cable connector also same short with and without LVDS cable plugged in (VCC3_BRG).

https://i.imgur.com/1JpQeEK.png
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Okay, I found X230 schematics and pin out for motherboard display cable. Let me see what I measure here continuity-wise.

I appreciate your patience.
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

nitrocaster wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 6:06 pm
I actually meant VCC3_BRG - 4th pin from the left. VCC3P is not connected to anything on the adapter board. What did you measure?
The power pad (which I assume is VCC3*) and ground on the motherboard. Looking for an LVDS pinout now.
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Why the flower don't you people disconnect the power?... OK, first check if there's something burned on the adapter board. Next, check for a short to ground on VCC3P with/without connected LVDS cable. Next, connect the power and make sure you have VBL20 on LVDS connector. Let me know the results. S...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

EDIT: Actually I didn't break it... hmm. Once booted into Linux, the display is there again. Maybe it's the "sense wire"? AND I broke it... I was reconnecting everything and didn't realize the power was connected and when I plugged in the ribbon cable, I saw some sparks. Lovely. Is there anything I ...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

In rev.4 aux power wire is solely responsible for both adapter board and display logic supply. However, soldering this wire to the rev.3 pad won't damage anything. Maybe you should update the manual on the Google Drive to indicate this? I know you're busy, so if you'd like to give me edit access to...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

EDIT: I got it working!!! :D :D :D I was an idiot and I didn't reconnect the LVDS cable after moving the wire over. @nitrocaster for rev 4, I was getting backlight but no video output, and I saw your note about aux power getting soldered to the pad. I moved the power wire from the Rev 3 pad to the R...
by TheChuckster
Thu May 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 59637

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

If anyone needs help installing their mod board, just shoot me a private message here or email me at me@charlesmoyes.com -- I'm happy to perform installations (and screen replacements) for you!
by TheChuckster
Thu May 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

If anyone needs help installing their mod board, just shoot me a private message here or email me at me@charlesmoyes.com -- I'm happy to perform installations (and screen replacements) for you!
by TheChuckster
Thu May 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Best IPS Screen
Replies: 40
Views: 15923

Re: X220 Best IPS Screen

Thanks for the interest everyone, looks I'm going to be helping out a few users here already! I'm also going to upload a YouTube tutorial video soon as well for those who feel comfortable soldering.
by TheChuckster
Tue May 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Best IPS Screen
Replies: 40
Views: 15923

Re: X220 Best IPS Screen

If anyone wants to mail me their laptop, I'd be happy to help replace the screen for you. Just PM me. I live in San Francisco. Can also help install @nitrocaster's mod board for you as well (I have an EE degree and am very experienced with soldering).
by TheChuckster
Sun May 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So far I got 22 good adapters and managed to get a affordable quote for oursourced assembly to finish the rest of the second batch. Meanwhile I'm going to dispatch these 22 kits and fix ones which failed testing, then dispatch remaining kits. My local post office was working like a complete garbage...
by TheChuckster
Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

At this point, if I had to guess, it seems like he is going to roll the second batch into the third in order to get enough scale to improve the efficiency of his production.
by TheChuckster
Wed May 03, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 59637

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

TankPad wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 2:16 pm
I don't have the details to hand right now, but it was the one mentioned in here a few pages pack. I think this might be it. http://www.panelook.com/LQ133M1JW03_SHA ... 26320.html
If you could do me a huge favor and check for me, that would be really helpful, thanks!
by TheChuckster
Tue May 02, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 519
Views: 59637

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Got a 13.3 screen in the post the other day, in the hope of giving the X330 mod a go. My list of thinkpads for fancier screens is growing. :D Which screen did you get? Where did you get it from? Just browsing in that mac-link, I saw this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319112-hd3000-freezin...
by TheChuckster
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Not really. Today I finished assembling 24 boards (from 120). I hoped to complete it quickly by using a stencil (which became much more important since the new design uses smaller passive components), but I'm not getting a sustainable quality, so for now I just solder every single part manually. Bu...
by TheChuckster
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Ah, I was looking at Openbox. Used to be a huge Fluxbox fan back in the day when I was still running Gentoo. Wonder how FHD mod will fare with Linux.
by TheChuckster
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hey I'm new here, I saw this mod on reddit. I'm definitely interested in picking up one of the next mods. I ended up with the TN panel so that is the only thing I am unsatisfied about. Got a new keyboard (kinda wish i got backlit), 12Gb of ram, and today i just got a 256gb 850 evo. This laptop is g...
by TheChuckster
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

How goes the fuses?
by TheChuckster
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Sounds about right. If needed, I can have a well-connected (if you catch my drift) friend in the mainland help track it down for you? PM me your tracking number.
by TheChuckster
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hey! March 15 is a couple of days away now. How are we looking now? Any updates for us?
by TheChuckster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 739
Views: 107526

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

As for the bezel, I think the best way to approach it is with a sharp blade and a metal rule. Then a rub down with a fine file or a suitable sandpaper. I have an entire spare lid here that I plan to mod first, as a practice. What blade are you using? I have a Kershaw fold-er, but I don't think the ...

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