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by vavet
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200s with 1440x900
Replies: 0
Views: 1572

x200s with 1440x900

for those who is looking for an x200s with 1440x900 screen.
Just came across this sale
http://budgetcomputer.ch/store/Notebook ... -oxid.html

It's a Swiss store, not sure if they will ship abroad though.
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The bluetooth area can fit 32 x 8 mm. With some grinding may be 35 mm.
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

what about dimensions?
by vavet
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The first photo - what is it (partnumber, manufacturer)? I think it is very tiny webcam to start with. I dont want webcam now but who kows;) there are several cameras with distant lens that can theoretically be hacked to place separately from board, but couldn't find a USB one so far. here are few ...
by vavet
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

axur-delmeria wrote: How long were the wires from the camera board to the Bluetooth connector?
Did you twist the 2 USB data wires together?
About 5mm and the are not twisted, they are wired to the opposite side of the board from different sides (see the pic).


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by vavet
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

The first photo - what is it (partnumber, manufacturer)? I think it is very tiny webcam to start with. I dont want webcam now but who kows;) I don't know frankly, I brought it as an example. Saved it while browsing in aliexpress a while ago. It wasn't USB, otherwise would have paid more attention.
by vavet
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Ok, so here are the details of recent "progress" The trimming I decided to make a hole on the right side to fix it same way as the bluetooth module is . This allowed to reduce the trimming area. pictures http://i.imgur.com/cAs5Aqf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pFc0aIv.jpg http://i.imgur.com/gecc6vo.jpg its...
by vavet
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Done!
http://i.imgur.com/Brd7C0n.jpg

Details soon!!!


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by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Where to buy non-stinky HDD rails?
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

Re: Where to buy non-stinky HDD rails?

or you can do like this
by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Amazing how you keep upgrading this already "middle-aged" laptop! :bow: that's the whole fun, upgrading a newer machine is not that challanging :lol: I have few newer machines (X1 Carbon, W510) and used to have several 12 inch X. None of them gives the same feeling of ergonomy and compactness as th...
by vavet
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: webcam mod for x61 (PICS)
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

webcam mod for x61 (PICS)

Hi, I have been working on a webcam mod for my x61 recently, so would like to share with the results so far. As you know there is no much space inside the x61 screen to place a webcam. So for me there are two options: 1. a tiny webcam module from another model to be small enough to fit into the spac...
by vavet
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

SXGA+ with touch done! The brightness doesn't seem to suffer at all. At least didn't notice anything (this particular screen is LED). Unfortunately, the film is more glossy than the glass, but not too much. The touch is quite responsive, just need to get used to high resolution when using finger (or...
by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

Its 0.3mm, sorry for typo.
The wires are not an issue at all.
As for optical properties, haven't noticed any difference so far.
the sxga+ version is planned for tomorrow. Will do more pics


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by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

Managed to convince the manufacturer to sell me two touch films of 3mm 0.3mm thickness!!!
Got them yesterday. Will try with my extra led sxga+ screen now...
by vavet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Re: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed

If there's a WWAN enable setting in the BIOS, try enabling it. Yes, it was on. Did you tape Pin 20? Otherwise all USB cards in that slot without FRU get switched off like you experienced. No, actually I didn't. Do you mean that they get switched off when machine goes to sleep? because the USB was w...
by vavet
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Re: Expansion HDD Poll:Connect to USB2 (boot) or USB3 (speed

I don't know much hardware details about mpci slot, but can share my experience with it. As you may know I have made a touchpad mod on my x61 http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114633 I had used the mpci to usb 2.0 adapter to connect it. The problem was that every time the machine was b...
by vavet
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Screen shutting off on X61 Tablet
Replies: 16
Views: 4962

Re: Screen shutting off on X61 Tablet

I really hope this is a software problem and not a hardware problem, and if it's a hardware problem I hope it can be fixed by replacing the screen assembly, as I plan on doing that next week. Well checking if its a software issue is very simple, just install a windows 7 and see it it works. As for ...
by vavet
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

The seller agreed to replace the screen, but as I have no much patience to wait until it reaches him and new one arrives, I decided to open it and to replace the damaged layer with the one from my old broken screen. Everything went smooth and now the clean build is done ! I have updated my first pos...
by vavet
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

wanted to start the clean build today, but discovered some pressure marks on newly arrived display :(
so had to postpone it until sort out the issue with the seller...
by vavet
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

Today received the new lcd to replace the broken one used for the prototype.
Will build a clean assembly one of these days. The tutorial will follow once done !
by vavet
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Screen problem with my X220
Replies: 8
Views: 8085

Re: Screen problem with my X220

the LCD cable is attached to a board on the back of the screen. This board is then attached to the lcd panel by a film from top (sometimes bottom) of the glass panel of the screen. The film has the width of the whole screen. When this film is damaged or under pressure you see vertical lines like in ...
by vavet
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x Series Heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

Re: X6x Series Heatsinks

Here is my solution:

http://imgur.com/EPEfRlY

I took a heatpipe from a not working fan and attached it using permanent heat grase.

It has improved the heat level a bit. I haven't done detailed comparison though.
by vavet
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: ultralight lcd of X61s
Replies: 0
Views: 3144

FOUND: ultralight lcd of X61s

As title says, I am looking for an xga ultralight lcd for x61s
Common sxga+ moders, check your closets 8)

[EDIT]found one...thanks
by vavet
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.
Replies: 15
Views: 6181

Re: SOLD X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.

Theoretically, it is possible to take a keyboard from a lenovo usb keyboard ( the ones with ultranav) and place on the laptop. I compared visually my usb keyboard with the one on my w510. They seem to be of identical form. It can be connected to a usb port from the board. The only problem would be t...
by vavet
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.
Replies: 15
Views: 6181

Re: X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.

Awesome! Next project: properly fitting a classic keyboard into a T430. It seats and works, but some keys are dead and some are switched. If you manage to get it working right I'll buy the machine from you. Heck, I'll could kiss you! check this out http://hackaday.com/2014/04/30/using-a-thinkpad-ke...
by vavet
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

Re: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet)

Yep, you are right. No rush this time. I will try to do the mod in any case. The revenue is not the primary goal. So let's see what comes out first :wink: The initial plan is to cut and remove the whole back of the lid and to do a new one. The screen assembly will get a bit thicker, to fit the scree...
by vavet
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!
Replies: 16
Views: 7562

X61 with touchscreen (not tablet) DONE!

After some trial and errors I finally managed to make a clean build of a touchscreen x61(s) (not tablet) assembly. I will try to describe the process in details for those of you brave enough to go through this hustle :wink: Few things to be considered first: 1. The touch screen kit I have used comes...
by vavet
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61S and X61T Win 7 Questions and More
Replies: 16
Views: 5961

Re: X61S and X61T Win 7 Questions and More

You can replace the battery cells. You need to do one of two things. Either not break the circuit while replacing the cells, or short a certain pin on the battery's circuit board to reset it. If you are replacing cells in an original battery the circuit must stay connected. Shorting the pins doesn'...
by vavet
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.
Replies: 15
Views: 6181

Re: SOLD X61s SXGA+, touchpad overclocked on sale in ebay.

Keep those awesome mods coming. :thumbs-UP: In the end I did not bid on it. Personally I could not justify another laptop right now, and it would not get from me the use such an amazing machine deserves. I thought my Switzerland-based friend might take an interest, as he likes the X6x series, but I...

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