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by apala4
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Patching is quite easy, worse part is creating an account on 51nb to download the files ;) PM me if you want a google drive / dropbox link. Whole process : Update to 2.68 with official installer. Extract the bios, place it in the x230_bios_patch folder, name it x230.bin and run patch.bat. It should...
by apala4
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I have B133HAN04.6. It kicks [censored], has great brightness and wide color gamut. It's also antiglare and has no automatic brightness control. Problem is, it has a connector on the "wrong side", so you need to work around this somehow... How did you overcome this? Extension cable? Also, do you ne...
by apala4
Wed May 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

MSN wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 9:08 am
any idea where the WQHD+mSATA+USB3.0 kit can be bought?
nope
only WQHD+mSATA.
by apala4
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: memory upgrade for x230
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: memory upgrade for x230

Could it help a bit if I add another 4 g, or 2 g, to the existing 4G memory slot? I know that max 4 G can be addressed, by 32bit systems, but my friend its telling me that some of the memory is used for graphics and that I could make a small improvement by adding memory...thanks Imo the benefit of ...
by apala4
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

Finally managed to check x240 running win10 with 13.3 B133HAN04.9. So can confirm (one more time) brightness can not be changed for nonFRU lcd. :cry: Found tread on 51nb https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1821702&extra=page%3D1&page=1 Where described X240 with 13.3 FHD. Translator g...
by apala4
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

seller win0win on eBay. You can get round-to-square DC adapters such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/361778533162 No need to buy a separate charger. win0win does not have LP125WF2-SPB2 (which I believe i'm looking for with fru 00HM745). I see smth suitable on tao - https://item.taobao.com/item.ht...
by apala4
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

Has just received my x240 ordered on eBay few weeks ago. sadly I forgot to order a charger for this model and as it came with only 5% charge so cant even test properly. anyway, good: currently, there is linux preinstalled on x240 so after I disassembled the lid and connected my B133HAN04.9 it recogn...
by apala4
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Nope, the X240 has different HD- and FHD-cables for their displays. If you are lucky though, the X240 might already come with an FHD-cable. I know, I have taken both X240 and X240s completely apart, with both standard and touch-versions. And unfortunately the X240 does have an LCD-whitelist in BIOS...
by apala4
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.44 (Spectre patch)
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: X220 BIOS 1.44 (Spectre patch)

and one more question - is there a way to revert patch?
I've accidentally updated bios with this microcode through lenovo update center.
I doubt this vulnerability will ever affect my work with x230 so do not want to lose in performance.
by apala4
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

P.S. my x240 with stock 1366*768 is coming next week. I have spare B133HAN04.6 and B133HAN04.9 so will check if it will be more complicated to x240 as well ) Other than an FHD LCD+cable, lid- and bezel-mod, what else is needed for X240? I've asked almost the same here https://forum.thinkpads.com/vi...
by apala4
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

finally done! my x330 with B133HAN04.6 http://i.imgur.com/Pw60cQ7m.jpg ejected wwan antennas and wires (can be installed back though). just realized that i'll rarely (if ever) use wwan . would not bother members with intermediate photos. LCD is not even glued. put a few pieces of 1.5mm thick nonglue...
by apala4
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

... This is one of 3 solderings just over "X220_X230" marking on the board: https://gd1.alicdn.com/imgextra/i2/51395226/TB2.iIQb29TBuNjy1zbXXXpepXa_!!51395226.jpg ... For the bios setting of screen you should set to "Digital 2 on dock" it is funny, sometimes if set to "Thinkpad LCD" it displays the...
by apala4
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

received 2pcs B133HAN04.6. checked with the one - no brightness adjustment without app. rechecked mod soldering - nothing suspicious. with app hovewer, adjustment works properly - does it mean there are no issues with soldering? image quality of B133HAN04.6 is equal to B133HAN04.9 now realized that ...
by apala4
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

You can disable the old screen, no mirroring needed for this board. If short press on power button doesn't cycle brightness there might be a issue with the solders, I'll take a picture when I get back home. The app will add another icon in the tray. yep, I tried to leave new screen only (second) in...
by apala4
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Yes, it works without bios flash. I just sent you a PM with a link for the app. thank you. currently my x230 is disassembled so will check app a bit later. could you please comment on the following: by default win10 offers screen mirroring with 1024*768. brightest adjustment does not work at all. t...
by apala4
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Bios flashed for advanced menu + whitelist + no LVDS. RAID still won't enable with msata + 2.5", It'll be linux only. At least I'll get wwan back. Custom app for backlight control works beautifully in Windows without the need of screen mirroring. Doesn't work in linux with or without FHD kernel pat...
by apala4
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Got some stuff from China: - FHD mod https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=553863861510&spm=1101.1101.N.N.568dc76 (FHD + msata, no extra USB) - B133HAN04.9 - custom screen bezel (already cut to fit 13.3FHD, however not sure if it would fit AUO LCD, originally it was for some LQ133M1JWxx models ) 2pcs ...
by apala4
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240: cannot change EDID. Intel's own EDID Registry override does NOT work.
Replies: 14
Views: 3041

Re: Wanted: W7 Registry entry for Display 12.5" FHD *LEN40E4*

I can't get Brightness Control working on an X240 with W7-Pro 64-bit. OSD Volume up/down is working and showing. Oh , I thought there was no such thing as LCDs whitelist for x240, only for x250 and above. Already ordered x240 + non FRU 13.3 AUO FHD. And now worry a bit about possible Brightness Con...
by apala4
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I've added a reddit post advertising your survey. Actually at this point I'm interested in getting also a B133HAN04.6 screen, as a spare one in case something bad happens to my current screen, installed on my x330. Replied there. The only option left is direct shipping from HK worldwide using DHL. ...
by apala4
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

Finally finished reading that thread. As far as I understand if use panel with pcb on behind (like here https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=815248#p815248 ) It would be possible to place LCD a bit lower. So do not need to rearrange mic and web camera location. But that very panel is 4.35mm t...
by apala4
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

You make a doodle or something like that to get a rough estimate of the number of panels to order, people have been asking me on Reddit about that panel and I'm redirecting them this post. Primitive google form: https://goo.gl/forms/M8U4Iko7kSlNFZmC2 Let me know if any additional info required. I k...
by apala4
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

B133HAN04.6
Just wonder if here are many people looking for this very LCD.
seller from taobao asks in order to decide whether it would be convenient to order a bunch from the factory.

Sorry if this is a wrong place to ask.
by apala4
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I'm generally collecting info both on Tatobao guys (comparing them with nitrocaster) and on the panels to pull it all off in a non-apolyptically-expensive way. I was unable to find 04.6 in stock on taobao. Please post the link if you find any. TIA. btw a B133HAN03.2 couldn't be used? It's between 2...
by apala4
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I just compared with my old W21 and it should fit, with bottom PCB it's only ~1mm higher vertically. But since the pcb at bottom is 250mm wide, it would need a cut on each side, there is only 239mm between the hinges. I did it without issues on the W21, W11 and my 12.5" LP125WF2-SPB3 but I can't be...
by apala4
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

well, it is 4.21AM and i.m chatting with taobao seller (has an additional store - www.hktrx.com). He said that it is not very convenient to sell B133HAN04.6 as he has to order wholesale from factory. here are dimensions of B133HAN04.9 (https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=563096434566) looks as if it...
by apala4
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I've already chatted with that seller.
he has only B133HAN04.9
And I'm not sure if I will have to cut lcd's bottom PCB. I do not want LCD to sit very high as wanna save web camera as well.
by apala4
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 32347

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I've contacted 3 sellers on taobao. and no one have B133HAN04.6 in stock (nor can promise exact term).
there are B133HAN04.9 in stock. but as i see it has different connector location (under the screnn)
What panel would you recommend for x230 13.3 mod?
by apala4
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

Hello, While I'm still looking for HW to upgrade x230 to 13.3 FHD. I've discovered that there are almost no topics about similar mods for X240/X250. Only few related topics on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/7111pc/the_x240_and_probably_also_the_x250_x260_and_x270/ https://www.red...
by apala4
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Might be old stock, or a new rev. Looks like a hybrid from the 2 kits I got. Only msata extension like my first, but pictures include the 30/40 pin switcher needed for FHD / WQHD like my 2nd kit. No mention of FHD in the listing though, might not include the 2nd board. #3 doesn't do WQHD. Google tr...
by apala4
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 117
Views: 28239

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

Please precise you want the USB version - we'll see. If available I would take a one too. Sorry, did not manage to ask during working time (installing taobao messenger under linux just stuck constantly). And now i see set #2 became cheaper (260yuan) and seller has removed USB3 pcb from lot descript...

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