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by jmill
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Has anyone had any luck getting MacOS fully working with the FHD mod? No, but I would call it 95% functional, certainly good enough for a daily driver. For anyone else working with OSX, these are the settings (large format screenshots) I have been using for ~6 months with no issues on 10.13.3. I ha...
by jmill
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So this is my third time soldering the sense wire into place since my bios screen seems to disappearing regularly. You might have seen my solder job further up. I can not really tell why it keeps disconnecting. I have done the steps removed the enamel, tinned capacitor using flux and solder and the...
by jmill
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Re: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

jmill, have you done any further work on this project? I am interested as I have an x230 coming with a 2k display from lcdfans and messing around with a Hackintosh would be fun. Admittedly I have not had time to work further on this project. The brightness issue impacts battery life, but I still ge...
by jmill
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Does anyone have any tricks to help solder the v5 sense wire? It keeps moving or coming loose when moving things into place. Others have posted using different wires than the sense wire provided, what gauge are you using? I tried another wire, which was easier to solder but, it didn't work. I am as...
by jmill
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Re: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

Apologies for the delay, other pressing matters kept me from improving this project. I have nearly 100% functionality on High Sierra. When I get to 100%, I'd like to compile things into a guide of some sort. The gist of it, is that using Clover, you need to inject a bogus FakeID in order to boot wit...
by jmill
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities

Hello friends, I wanted to provide some feedback as it relates to modding the speakers in the x230, as well as provide some information for those who are skeptical as to the efficacy of the project in general. I apologize if this is the wrong section, but saw someone mention the x230 above, and want...
by jmill
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Re: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

Which value from IOreg do I copy into edidreader.com? https://imgur.com/a/mbGTr On an unpatched DSDT system, it will be be on the ApplyDisplay or AppleBacklightDisplay device under the IODisplayEDID property. For injecting in clover, run that value through EDID Reader, to have no spaces, commas, et...
by jmill
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Has anyone seen the new installation instructions? I'm sure I'm just missing it. I see where he said something about posting pictures temporarily until the pdf is ready but I don't see those either. There was some confusion surrounding this, but as someone with a rev. 5 board installed, just follow...
by jmill
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Re: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

I don't understand how I install something in S/L/D. I use the KextUtility app to install to the System/Library/Extensions folder (kernel extensions folder). Alternatively you can drag+drop into S/L/E and then rebuild your kernel cache sudo kextcache -i / The value you have placed into the CustomED...
by jmill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Fusion wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Can this be done in Clover boot, before getting into MacOS?
Yes, I've started a thread in the OS X section of this forum viewtopic.php?f=32&t=125666 so I don't clutter up this thread working through this problem.
by jmill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Sierra/High Sierra on the x220/x230 with nitrocaster's FHD Mod

Hi guys, Has anyone gotten a configuration to run Sierra/High Sierra (at this time 10.13.3) in conjunction with Nitrocaster's FHD mod? There is some limited information on x220.mcdonnelltech.com , making a passing reference to injecting EDID to enable functionality. However, my x230 (HD4000) did not...
by jmill
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hackintosh users out there - How’d you get it working? My screen works grest, but turns off at login. Seems like MacOS isn’t expecting an “external monitor”. My understanding is that for hd3000 (x220), enable duallink=1 and injecting the EDID of the dummy screen will enable mirrored mode similar to...
by jmill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Well, I screwed something up. Hoping anyone would be able to tell me where I went wrong, so I can either repair it or not make the same mistake on my second X230. I installed the mod according to the pdf guide in front, but ran the power wire as shown in the rev 4 picture. The sense wire is attache...
by jmill
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Anyone running this with windows 10 with no issues? Still patiently waiting for my board... I am currently running Windows 10 build 1607 with no issues (mirrored mode, although I've heard Fall Creator's Update changed this). I had to set the default display output in the BIOS to DisplayPort 2 befor...
by jmill
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I wanted to chime in and report that I installed the modification ~2 weeks ago, and have been using it every day since with no issues. I used a bit of an unorthodox technique related to soldering the dock pins but it worked like a charm. I used the blade of very fine SMD tweezers to spread solder be...
by jmill
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Replaced X230 keyboard with Backlight F keys not working
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Replaced X230 keyboard with Backlight F keys not working

You may want to look into this repo https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec and create a bootable image with your preferred BIOS update (without switching to x220 layout). This will trigger an EC firmware update for the keyboard. I'm not sure about alternative layouts, it might take some modifi...
by jmill
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hello friends. I'd been searching for this for so long and am so glad to have found this thread. Thanks to nitrocaster and everyone else who has contributed. Dying to make this platform more usable! Forgive me if this has come up in another thread, and if so please point me in the right direction. ...
by jmill
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Is there any consensus on a BIOS modification with regards to changing the default display? I have my machine running a flashed modified BIOS using a SOIC-8 clip. I had a custom bios prepared by someone from a popular BIOS modification forum because I am not proficient enough to implement a separate...
by jmill
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1080
Views: 210145

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Likewise. I am currently on the waitlist, but registered just to say "Thank you". This mod is amazing and breathes life back into an already very capable machine.

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