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BoeHydis 150ux2-100 upgrade suggestions

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BoeHydis 150ux2-100 upgrade suggestions

#1 Post by m11k » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi! I've got a spare T60 w/ 15" 1024x768. I'm thinking of upgrading the display w/ the LED-backlit 1600x1200 display (Boe Hydis 150ux2-100). I'm seeing a fair number of these displays on eBay, albeit not cheaply. Wondering if anyone has done this recently and where they sourced the display from? Also seems like I need to mod the inverter, and it seems like this service from the board room is the best option: https://www.theboardroom.info/led_mods2.html. Is that the best way to go for this display swap? I'm not really looking to do any fine-pitched soldering myself.

Also planning to replace the M/B with the NVS140M version.

I've already got a T601F w/ original CCFL 1600x1200 display and intel graphics, which seems pretty bright except in outdoor conditions. I'm probably going to swap the mobos so that the LED display is paired w/ the intel graphics (for maximum battery life) and the CCFL display is paired with the nvidia card, for some light gaming. Frankenpad overkill? Surely you can't have too much of a good thing :D.

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Re: BoeHydis 150ux2-100 upgrade suggestions

#2 Post by atagunov » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:59 am

Where to source (more! more!) BoeHydis 150UX2-100 panels is indeed an interesting question :)

I talked to 2-3 sellers on TaoBao recently. I spoke to those who offered lower prices. Unfortunately they didn't actually have any in stock! Frustrations of TaoBao - offers listed but.. goods not available!
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Re: BoeHydis 150ux2-100 upgrade suggestions

#3 Post by atagunov » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:50 pm

m11k wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Also seems like I need to mod the inverter, and it seems like this service from the board room is the best option: https://www.theboardroom.info/led_mods2.html. Is that the best way to go for this display swap? I'm not really looking to do any fine-pitched soldering myself
Since nobody else is answering.. theboardroom.info is run by RealBlackStuff from this forum:)

BTW you need to mod both the inverter and the cable. I'm going to try my luck soldering, but that has already cost me in soldering equipment and I'm far from sure if I'm going to succeed.. Ordering from our respected admin definitely would have been easier.
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Re: BoeHydis 150ux2-100 upgrade suggestions

#4 Post by m11k » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:46 pm

Thanks for the tips. I think I'll contact RealBlackStuff about sending the inverter and cable in, and keep my eyes open for a panel. Best of luck with your search!

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