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Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#901 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat May 12, 2018 12:13 pm

I ordered one from a reddit user for my x220t, testing when it arrives

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#902 Post by TeroS » Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Just finished installing to x220.

BIG thanks to nitrocaster, this is simply astonishing! And kudos for the updated installation manual, made things easy! Took a few hours but it's done, and it is GREAT!

(Nitrocaster, please remove my order, I bought this from a Finnish user who didn't install his)

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#903 Post by iQlusion » Wed May 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Hello nitrocaster, I filled out your form a couple months ago and haven't heard anything back yet. If you are backed up, it is understandable. Any updates is appreciated.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#904 Post by henry5 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 am

I have the rev4 board.

I assume that the guide for rev5 I also valid for the rev4 version.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#905 Post by cherryblue » Wed May 23, 2018 2:20 pm

In Linux I have some screen flickering (about 60 to 75 Hz) with kernel-fhd patch applied.
And no flickering when using an patch-free standard Linux kernel.

The only change is a kernel with an applied fhd patch (otherwise same kernel, same kernel config, same system).

This is unfortunate because I get weary and headaches from this flickering. But using a kernel without patch prevents me from using a second screen (or not working backlight control).

Probably this issue can be fixed with a better Linux kernel patch.

Has anyone an idea what I can do about this flickering?

Edit: I can see this flickering with this steps:
  1. let the whole screen show bright white color
  2. increasing backlight to max,
  3. looking just with the corner of the eye at the screen.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#906 Post by doob85 » Fri May 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Is this still active? Would like to get a board of nitrocaster

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#907 Post by TheForgottenKing » Fri May 25, 2018 11:06 pm

Got the mod which actually fits in the x220t, but the LVDS cable is not long enough so I will try to find another

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#908 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat May 26, 2018 5:37 am

evening_hunger wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:49 pm
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:58 am
@evening_hunger:
You may want to look at a Toshiba DD0BLILC130 cable, it's 30-pin eDP and about 33cm long.
https://www.chipbay.uk/product/toshiba- ... 0blilc130/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/282506950668
Don't know the pin-out of those.
Thanks, it's too cheap to ask additional questions, thus I bought one as a fallback:) Let's wait and see...
Any success with that?

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#909 Post by ac427 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 am

I am not complaining but I completed the Google order around six months ago but have not received an order number or an ETA.

Could i please have an update?

Apologies if i have not read the Google spreadsheet correctly.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#910 Post by nitrocaster » Sun May 27, 2018 6:42 am

cherryblue wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:20 pm
In Linux I have some screen flickering (about 60 to 75 Hz) with kernel-fhd patch applied.
And no flickering when using an patch-free standard Linux kernel.

The only change is a kernel with an applied fhd patch (otherwise same kernel, same kernel config, same system).

This is unfortunate because I get weary and headaches from this flickering. But using a kernel without patch prevents me from using a second screen (or not working backlight control).

Probably this issue can be fixed with a better Linux kernel patch.

Has anyone an idea what I can do about this flickering?

Edit: I can see this flickering with this steps:
  1. let the whole screen show bright white color
  2. increasing backlight to max,
  3. looking just with the corner of the eye at the screen.
What exactly flickers: backlight or image?
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#911 Post by nitrocaster » Sun May 27, 2018 7:03 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:58 am
@evening_hunger:
You may want to look at a Toshiba DD0BLILC130 cable, it's 30-pin eDP and about 33cm long.
https://www.chipbay.uk/product/toshiba- ... 0blilc130/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/282506950668
Don't know the pin-out of those.
This cable has incompatible connector on the motherboard side. This one is compatible: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/i/32865255790.html
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#912 Post by nitrocaster » Sun May 27, 2018 7:11 am

ac427 wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 am
I am not complaining but I completed the Google order around six months ago but have not received an order number or an ETA.

Could i please have an update?

Apologies if i have not read the Google spreadsheet correctly.
You're in the 4th batch and I haven't yet done dispatching the 3rd one.
Want to buy X220/X230 FHD mod kit? Read this before sending me a PM!
T25 | X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64

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