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by lifftchi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1234
Views: 317272

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

You may want to try solder suspended in flux, if you haven't already -- like the type used for rework that comes in a syringe. I would try applying it to the target cap and suspending the sense wire inside the flux. Mechanically, a 90 degree joint is the weakest, so it must be pretty close to perfe...
by lifftchi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1234
Views: 317272

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So I managed to get in contact with nitrocaster and he informed me that the missing bit on my board was a 10k resistor, but that I should fine just bridging it. So I did, and now everything works nicely. I can access the BIOS just fine. As to the other annoyances I mentioned in my last post, those w...
by lifftchi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1234
Views: 317272

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Well, so here's my experience with the mod so far. This is on an X230, without the sense wire, running Fedora 27. Pros: * does what it says on the tin. display looks amazing. * brightness control works (including auto-dim on inactivity.) * battery life seems about the same as before. Cons: * BIOS do...
by lifftchi
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1234
Views: 317272

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

It would be difficult for me to get a picture. Believe me, it's gone. Sure, I might have accidentally removed it. But what was it, and what can I replace it with? There should be a capacitor or a resistor there, can't see what that is. If that's missing, you may have messed it up when connecting you...
by lifftchi
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1234
Views: 317272

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hi all, I've been installing my rev. 5 kit, and i've had a lot of trouble with the sense wire. Now that I examine the PCB more carefully, I'm not seeing a passive component on the two pads closest to the sense wire connector, directly under the "b" in "by nitrocaster". Is that okay? If not, what's s...

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