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Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#1 Post by sebileis » Tue May 21, 2019 8:49 am

Hello all:
I'm building a Frankenpad T601 and have all of the parts in place to do it, minus one thing. I managed to snag a Boe-Hydis HV150UX2-100 (LED AFFS display) that can work in the T60...the problem is you need a modified cable and inverter for it to work. I have the correct cable and inverter for the mod, and I know fellow Forum member RealBlackStuff does these modifications through his website, but he's in the process of moving and won't be able to perform the mod until July. If I have to wait that long I will gladly do so, definitely don't want to rush him during his move, but I'm wondering if anybody here would happen to have a spare cable/inverter set from a project they never finished or never used, or maybe if there's someone else here that has successfully performed the mod before. I will gladly pay a reasonable price for either option. If anyone can lead me in the right direction let me know!

Edit: Forum user python1 was able to provide me with a cable/inverter set. Thank you so much! Expect some results soon!
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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#2 Post by HermanR » Fri May 24, 2019 6:44 am

Sounds very interesting. Sadly, I have neither of those, but I hope you'll share everything with us once it's done, Sebileis.

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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#3 Post by sebileis » Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 am

HermanR wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:44 am
Sounds very interesting. Sadly, I have neither of those, but I hope you'll share everything with us once it's done, Sebileis.
No problem, someone got in touch with me and happens to have an extra set on hand. I’ll be sure to post the results!!!
X230 IPS + X220 kb/palmrest i5 3320M 8 GB RAM 120GB SSD
FrankenPad T601 UXGA LED AFFS T9?00 4 GB RAM 240GB SSD
Dell Vostro 470 GTX 1080 i7 3770 16 GB RAM 2x250GB SSD+2x2TB HDD
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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#4 Post by TinkerMan » Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am

what I want to know is where did you find the panel?
link please
I am in the middle of a similar project.
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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#5 Post by sebileis » Mon May 27, 2019 1:21 pm

TinkerMan wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am
what I want to know is where did you find the panel?
link please
I am in the middle of a similar project.
Honestly just looked on eBay until a good deal came up. You may also have some success with AliExpress.
X230 IPS + X220 kb/palmrest i5 3320M 8 GB RAM 120GB SSD
FrankenPad T601 UXGA LED AFFS T9?00 4 GB RAM 240GB SSD
Dell Vostro 470 GTX 1080 i7 3770 16 GB RAM 2x250GB SSD+2x2TB HDD
MacBook A1181 T8300 4 GB RAM 160GB HDD

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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#6 Post by zoltan87 » Mon May 27, 2019 5:14 pm

I will be really interested in the follow up on this project too. Like how difficult was the mod to perform, things you should be careful with, any suggestions, possible mistakes etc. Hope it will work out, LEDs have a longer lifespan compared to ccfl, and they also don't turn yellow over time.

And I bet the new panel will consume a lot less power too. When I measured my SXGA+ flexview in my T60, with the factory ccfl bulb there was about 5 watts difference in power consumption between max. and min. brightness, which is just insane. That means that the backlight alone consumes way more than 5 watts (as obviously on min brightness it still consumes quite a lot being a ccfl).
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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#7 Post by olex126 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:20 pm

Hi Gang.

I have built four of these T601 Frankenpads (sold three, kept one for personal use). The mod is easy to do (as long as you have RBS's excellent modified cable/inverter.)

I still have two extra complete sets of new Boe-Hydis HV150UX2-100 LED panels and converted cables & inverters, one set of which I could probably part with (as Ajkula66 likes to say, "For Silly Old Cash" :D )

I'm a bit reluctant to sell the cable & inverter separately, since the panel is useless for a T601 Frankenpad build without the converted cable/inverter.

If you have a need for both screen & converted cable/inverter, drop me a PM.

Regards.

Dave
Previous Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#8 Post by sebileis » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:57 pm

zoltan87 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:14 pm
I will be really interested in the follow up on this project too. Like how difficult was the mod to perform, things you should be careful with, any suggestions, possible mistakes etc. Hope it will work out, LEDs have a longer lifespan compared to ccfl, and they also don't turn yellow over time.

And I bet the new panel will consume a lot less power too. When I measured my SXGA+ flexview in my T60, with the factory ccfl bulb there was about 5 watts difference in power consumption between max. and min. brightness, which is just insane. That means that the backlight alone consumes way more than 5 watts (as obviously on min brightness it still consumes quite a lot being a ccfl).
I posted a video documenting the upgrade process on YouTube. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83JR4O-oTDE
X230 IPS + X220 kb/palmrest i5 3320M 8 GB RAM 120GB SSD
FrankenPad T601 UXGA LED AFFS T9?00 4 GB RAM 240GB SSD
Dell Vostro 470 GTX 1080 i7 3770 16 GB RAM 2x250GB SSD+2x2TB HDD
MacBook A1181 T8300 4 GB RAM 160GB HDD

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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#9 Post by sebileis » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 pm

HermanR wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:44 am
Sounds very interesting. Sadly, I have neither of those, but I hope you'll share everything with us once it's done, Sebileis.
Posted a video on YouTube about this upgrade process. I linked it in the reply to someone else's comment.
X230 IPS + X220 kb/palmrest i5 3320M 8 GB RAM 120GB SSD
FrankenPad T601 UXGA LED AFFS T9?00 4 GB RAM 240GB SSD
Dell Vostro 470 GTX 1080 i7 3770 16 GB RAM 2x250GB SSD+2x2TB HDD
MacBook A1181 T8300 4 GB RAM 160GB HDD

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Re: Modified 15" T60 screen cable/inverter for LED screen

#10 Post by zoltan87 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:30 am

sebileis wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:57 pm
I posted a video documenting the upgrade process on YouTube. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83JR4O-oTDE
Wow what a surprise, I had no idea that you were that Sebi from Youtube. I have been a subsriber of yours for quite some time. As soon as I finish work I will check that video out. I haven't been this excited for a Youtube vid for quite some time lol.
Laptops after the 4:3 aspect ratio era are non-existent to me.

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