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by wojtekS
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: 9 Cell Extended Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: 9 Cell Extended Battery

The problem with so called compatible chinese batteries is: first in 90% of cases they use the cheapest "no name" cells available, second the battery controller is a worse or better copy of the genuine one. People complain that these batteries loose large part of their capacity just after a few mont...
by wojtekS
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Maybe it's just the mounting frame difference. Try to check on panelook website. I have the #2 but with additional USB ports (it was available at the begining of 2018, now no more). Mine is A01 and I am writing from my X230 with this screen. Here is the same seller on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpr...
by wojtekS
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

LQ125T1JW02/A01

Sometimes it can be ordered with the metal mounting frame so it can be easily bolted to the existing mounts: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LQ125T1JW02-A0 ... 1995635762
Mine came without.
by wojtekS
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 5582

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

I have no idea how - probably Lenovo Vantage overestimates the battery wear level. The battery was working for ~40 minutes (a new one is something like 1h40 min on this type) so was in my opinion used up at least in 50%. THe controller was reset to new condition showing full capacity near design cap...
by wojtekS
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 5582

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

Never never trust chinese sellers. They achieved to copy the battery controller as well as they managed to create the software to manipulate on the battery data including capacity, production date, cycle count etc - whatever you want. I have bought the smallest battery for the X230 so the 4 cell cal...
by wojtekS
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

You only work on the upper 4MB chip: unsoldered/read/flashed/resoldered -> yes exactly like this. Just read it 3 times and check if the checksum is the same for all three files as I wrote in description. Nothing to do with the second chip. The battery bypass is not managed by this tool, I just put i...
by wojtekS
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

Here you are: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q1Vzw ... q7elLVqQ8T

I have included a small description.
by wojtekS
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

In X230 case the bios chip must be read on external programmer then the image is patched by a small program then written back to the bios chip. It is preferred to desolder the chip to perform this operation. As I do not have the necessary equipment to do this I just visited a small local laptop repa...
by wojtekS
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

WWAN antennas are present in every X230 / X230t (at least I never seen one without them). This one will work - has the metal extender to fit the mounting screws: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Used-Ericsson-Wireless-3G-WWAN-Module-Card-H5321-FRU-04W3786-or-60Y3297-x230-/282871424303?_trksid=p2349526.m43...
by wojtekS
Thu May 24, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Just curious: if you swap the x220 motherboard for a x230 one what happens with the indicator leds under the screen ? x220 has 3 of them: bluetooth (if I remember correctly), wifi/wwan and hdd while x230 has only the last two.
by wojtekS
Wed May 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Looks like the WQHD/mSATA/USB 3.0 version was one time production. I really regret that I did not pick up a spare one when I bought mine a few month ago :(
by wojtekS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220t fhd mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: x220t fhd mod?

Yes but we are talking about X220 / X230.

You will not fit a T60/T61 panel in X220 / X230 shell.
by wojtekS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220t fhd mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: x220t fhd mod?

A single-channel LVDS cable has just enough bandwidth to support 1366x768 @60Hz.

Yes it is.
by wojtekS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Just put 4 small dots of silicone sealer on 4 corners on the non adhesive tape. This allows to adjust the panel to the front frame, when the sealer hards it prevents the panel from moving and as these are only 4 small dots it can be removed without destruction (as happens if people put it on the dua...
by wojtekS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

The soldering of the board is tricky. If the app works but not the button it must be a bad soldering - one of the solderings is taking the signal from a pin normally used for dock power button, probably just being connected in parallel to the laptop power button. That's the way the board gets the si...
by wojtekS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I think nobody here is familiar with KK mod as they were not selling it alone in the past (you had to send the computer to China to be modified). But according to this picture that I found: https://forum.51nb.com/data/attachment/forum/201702/21/005458zk95qj9wq5tk93z1.jpg -> save it on your disk, you...
by wojtekS
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

#1 and #4 only under screen mirroring via normal windows means
#2 and #3 under mirroring or independent via dedicated driver (a windows application running in background).
by wojtekS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Looks like as there were people wanting to buy the USB version (#2) and as it was not available anymore the seller finally modified the offer and changed the pictures / price to this 260 yuan non USB "hybrid" version :/ Now all the links to the USB version previously mentioned go to the non USB "hyb...
by wojtekS
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

It is not necessary - just to have order in Windows. If not cut windows thinks there are two screens attached to the laptop, you have these two screens everywhere. If you connect an external monitor via VGA or DP on laptop you have already 3 screens. It simply makes the mess - especially for Fn F7 (...
by wojtekS
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I was asking a week ago (by FOCUS Taobao not Superbuy).

Please precise you want the USB version - we'll see. If available I would take a one too.
by wojtekS
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Kit nr 2 is unavailable now - even if listed on taobao. I wanted to order one for spare and they responded not available, availability date unknown, only non usb version at the moment. EDIT: forgot to mention - the app for brightness control under windows will work with 2 and 3. I recommend cutting ...
by wojtekS
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Give me your email - I can send you the files for the brightness control.

For the BIOS I have only for X230 so I suppose it will not work on X220.
by wojtekS
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Advice needed on t430s
Replies: 24
Views: 3589

Re: Advice needed on t430s

Chinese taobao.com - you can find for ~200 USD.
by wojtekS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard on an X220?
Replies: 16
Views: 7231

Re: X230 Keyboard on an X220?

You can order one on aliexpress. That's what we do here in Poland. They also have a lot of cheap spare parts like palmrests, LCD covers etc. The only problem is you have to wait for delivery from 2-3 weeks to 2 months. Ebay is also good, some things are even cheaper there (keyboards for example) - c...
by wojtekS
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Advice needed on t430s
Replies: 24
Views: 3589

Re: Advice needed on t430s

Did you finally managed to put the 3612 qe ?
by wojtekS
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9750

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

I have the 12.5 inch SHARP screen (so called 2k) that came with the kit from China - no such phenomen - I see the grey DELL logo all the time.
by wojtekS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

My little experience with the dedicated windows program for brightness control, maybe will be useful for someone: [OSD] ; Default 3000 -> time of display of brightness slider on screen, reminds the old style thinkpad slider, in miliseconds TimeOut=2500 ; 0-100 Default 100 -> as the name states, opac...
by wojtekS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

VICTORY ! The continuity was OK - some pins can be measured some not (probably there are some protection circuits so it is not electrically 1:1 connection on all pins from dock connector to usb3.0 lines on the second board). After resoldering just with a good amount of soldering flux one of USB3 pin...
by wojtekS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

That's exactly what I am going to do. Waiting for my friend to give me the missing third hand :) Just found the usb socket pinouts here: http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/445/692122030100-473682.pdf If we look at PCB LAYOUT in the middle of the first page on this document we can see there are the 9 pcb lin...
by wojtekS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 32031

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I have received my kit this morning and it has been soldered by a friend with his soldering station. The mentioned pin has been cut and insulated with a paint dot. Both monitor calbes were included so 13.3 FHD and 12.5 so called 2k ones. The btoker just did not take photo of the 13.3 one. So far the...

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