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by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

There is no such thing as "imperfections in the wire", a wire has a resistance, that's all. You can get interference. Longer the cable, longer the possible variation in length between the lanes, but a wire remains a wire.
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

That why I was thinking installing it "lower" on the board, starting where it's written F17, then using jump wires to connect to the pins. But they probably need to have the same length, like within 0.25mm (I can't find the exact spec). I wouldn't extend the docking pins vertically to install it on ...
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

No problem with post jacking, more tested screens = better ! That panel is too high to fit in a non-tablet x220 though. It might be possible to flip the bottom pcb on the back instead of the bottom. I might give it a try later as the panels are quite cheaper than the LQ133M1JW03. How are you plannin...
by boutch55555
Fri May 26, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Although Louis finds these pins sitting too low to be soldered, in reality I have no trouble soldering them without micropensil iron. You just have to put good flux in the holes, touch the pad with hot iron, feed solder into the hole and wait about 5 seconds to ensure proper heat distribution. Heat...
by boutch55555
Wed May 03, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I got the right panels from ugooole on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-3-LCD-Screen-display-LQ133M1JW03-1920X1080-edp-30pin-FOR-Dell-DP-N-0308X0-/351899062614). Looks like the first one I got from aliexpress isn't for sale anymore. Also, TheChuckster, you'll probably want to check this out : https:...
by boutch55555
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 19+ slice battery mod
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: 19+ slice battery mod

You'll want to read this if you haven't yet : https://hackaday.io/page/247-replacing-lenovo-laptop-lithium-batteries If you end up tripping the protection you can also try this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyeHKKe2z0Q Someone in the comments confirmed it working with a t420 55+, should work for...
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Depending on the tape, it will probably wear out. The "clean" solution would probably be to disconnect / cut / unsolder the pins internally on the dock pcb. I could do a guide but don't have a dock...
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

And here is the test cut on a old t61 bezel : http://imgur.com/MHjTUB2

Using that thing : http://imgur.com/IDm5OxH

Modded Shapeoko 2 with nema23 and custom electronics for linuxCNC, running on a Thinkpad x41 for anyone wondering.
by boutch55555
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I can confirm the HQ-LED30-156 from yoycart works but shipping is quite expensive, ended up around 40$ USD for 2 adapters shipped (fast option). Here is a fitting test with a new unmodded panel on a intact lid (currently using a LP125WF2 SPB3 in my x220) : http://imgur.com/2EuwGvz It is quite tight ...
by boutch55555
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I think I just found exactly what's needed : http://www.yoycart.com/Product/544775349357/ Sketchy site and I had to manually switch the site to https. I'll keep an eye on my credit card statements in the next weeks / months :wink: Part number HQ-LED30-156, I couldn't find it anywhere else. Edit : Al...
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

So, I finally fixed rewt's kit, it's installed on a i7 x220 motherboard so I listed it on ebay : http://www.ebay.ca/itm/-/332168181597 Since I don't like making too much money off other people's work, the first 30$ will go to rewt to pay for the kit (I already sent 20$). The next 110$ will pay for t...
by boutch55555
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

inq wrote:How can this be done? Which pins do I have to tape? What does tape mean?
Like this : http://imgur.com/XjGmbz3

Zoom in, you need to put tape between the red lines. I put too much but don't care since they aren't used for the battery, only for dock.
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Yeah, the 19+ slice.
by boutch55555
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I noticed some weird behaviour using the battery slab. No picture in bios when plugged on boot, lose image in Windows when inserted. It does work in Debian though, both from boot & inserted. Tried changing the default display in bios, same result. Is the fix just covering all the DOCKB_* pins (every...
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

nitrocaster wrote:I still have not received the fuses.
I'll take mine without a fuse please :lol:
by boutch55555
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

See http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=123089 Still waiting for a local guy at a computer recycling facility to get back to me for cables. Once I get a part number on a correct lenght it should be easier. I'm modding the first one "diy no tools" style, will use my desktop mill if I ever...
by boutch55555
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

TankPad wrote:Will this kit be a direct plug and play for the 13.3 inch mod screen? or am I missing something?
From the electronics perspective, it's plug and play. The edp cable is too short though.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

There seem to be no 30 pin side switchers, only 40 pins. I'll ask nitro where he got the edp cables to see if we can get longer ones from the same supplier. There are 30 to 40 pins adapters but I really want to avoid going that way.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

The 03 was the cheapest I could find on Aliexpress with free e-packet shipping.

Let me know if you find good longer cables / connector side switcher for 30 pins.
by boutch55555
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Wiring will hopefully go under the panel.
Bezel not cut yet.
XPS 13 don't have trackpoint, dealbreaker.
I'm just doing it for fun + challenge, sharing the progress for anyone interested.
by boutch55555
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 22978

WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Let me say, this is a pain. The screens are fragile, you will break them and you'll cry. Now that's said... Using LQ133M1JW02 and LQ133M1JW03, both compatible with nitrocaster's mod. 03 has connector on the wrong side, a 30 pin side switcher / longer cable would be needed. You can remove only the si...
by boutch55555
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

nitrocaster wrote:Aw, that hurts!
Hahahaha, yeah, sorry again.

But in the end, I prefer having a working board that looks like crap than a semi-good looking board missing 4 pads going to the garbage...
by boutch55555
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180544

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

A good iron with integrated solder pump in the tip would probably work better in that case. But then again why would you remove that board except to switch motherboards ? Certainly not to do a youtube install video, then screw all the 7 pads while resoldering properly afterwards :roll: :oops: My fix...
by boutch55555
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

They should go to pins 6-7, 1 being top left. Do those pins look correctly soldered on the connector ?
by boutch55555
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

RealBlackStuff wrote:I'm lost here, sorry.
DOCKB_DP0 and DOCKB_DP1 = those 4 pins http://imgur.com/daeIVNw
by boutch55555
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

RealBlackStuff wrote:Picture is here: http://imgur.com/a/TDnCv
Top right solder looks like it's just a ball on top and didn't go through.
by boutch55555
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

When you were soldering the adapter board, it looked like it didn't lay flat on the motherboard, which is not very good, because it's designed to fit just between the motherboard and the keyboard, and any extra thickness will bend the adapter board. I had no braid to unsolder it, used a 10 gage unc...
by boutch55555
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

So, here is my solder guide video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ4thZR_q0o I was working on the floor with the camera on a table since I had no big tripod. Was really painful to get the right angles. Feel free to tell me if you prefer : The thick french Canadian accent The lack of proper lighting...
by boutch55555
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

a few problems, first there was noise on the screen, static like flickering pixels, and while trying to fix it, i lifted a few solderpads on the mod boards that connects to the docking port, when i tried to remove excess solder using solder wick, i guess i didn't have my iron hot enough. You should...
by boutch55555
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 521
Views: 74766

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

So I installed the kit in about 1h with the LP125WF2 SPB3 while I wait for the LQ133M1JW02 to arrive for further testing. Everything works really well and I can finally have 2 workable windows side by side on my x220 :)

Been waiting a bit more than 5 years for this, thanks nitro !

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