Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.

Would you pay $54 for such kit for X220T/X230T?

Yes
70
89%
No
9
11%
 
Total votes: 79

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TheChuckster
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#361 Post by TheChuckster » Sun May 07, 2017 5:12 pm

nitrocaster wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 11:10 am
So far I got 22 good adapters and managed to get a affordable quote for oursourced assembly to finish the rest of the second batch. Meanwhile I'm going to dispatch these 22 kits and fix ones which failed testing, then dispatch remaining kits.

My local post office was working like a complete garbage last time I visited it to send stuff: I waited about 3 hours because of their new software was constantly freezing and hanging. Hopefully they will do better the next time when I come with all these kits :?
Cool! You should join us on the IRC channel I emailed you. We have a few hackers interested in meeting you (a few from Russia as well as Silicon Valley, one is designing his own FPGA GPU from scratch). Some of the smartest, most successful people I know are on that channel.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#362 Post by DonnieX » Sun May 07, 2017 6:17 pm

Hello Nitrocaster!

Count me in for one unit of the 3rd batch, looking forward to it!

Thank you for creating this awesome kit — making the wonderful x230 even greater! :)

Cheers, Donnie

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#363 Post by iamfullertho » Tue May 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Definitely interested in the 3rd batch!
Thanks again for doing this~

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#364 Post by nullspace_dev » Tue May 09, 2017 3:30 pm

I too am interested in the next batch.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#365 Post by Wyre » Wed May 10, 2017 5:40 am

Nitrocaster, I am extremely interested in purchasing an upgrade kit once they are available.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#366 Post by theterminator93 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:21 am

Out of curiosity, for those of us who put in our order when 1st batch ordering was still open last year - and received an email that we were on the wait list for the 2nd batch after it was determined there were more orders than stock, are there enough finished batch 2 kits to fulfill all those orders? If so, when should we (I) expect to be contacted with payment instructions? Or, will some of us (admittedly, I am asking on behalf of myself) have to wait for outsourced production of the remainder of batch 2 to come back?
Daily: W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T420 i7-2640M·NVS 4200m·IPS FHD | X220 i7-2640M | T601F T9900·NVS 140M·IPS UXGA
Wife's: T61p T9500·2010 FX570m·WUXGA | X220T i7-2640M
Others: T400·61p·61·60·43·42p|X41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote|380D|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#367 Post by nitrocaster » Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 am

Some of those users already made payments and I have their kits ready for shipping. Others have to wait until the rest of batch is finished.
Those who received 'Reserved' email when the first batch form was active are on the second batch list.
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For those who interested in buying X220/X230 FHD kit: Read this before sending me a PM!
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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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#368 Post by nitrocaster » Sun May 14, 2017 4:50 pm

I decided to reopen pre-order form regardless of having tested kits in stock.
Meanwhile first orders were shipped and I'll be shipping next ones during the week.
For those who interested in buying X220/X230 FHD kit: Read this before sending me a PM!
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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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#369 Post by life_on_marx » Mon May 15, 2017 1:20 pm

pre-ordered thanks man!

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#370 Post by theterminator93 » Mon May 15, 2017 1:29 pm

nitrocaster wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 am
Those who received 'Reseved' email when the first batch form was active are on the second batch list.
OK. Patiently (yet anxiously) awaiting email with payment instructions. :) :thumbs-UP:

Any guesses on a shipment timeframe for the rest of us on the batch 2 wait list? Are orders fulfilled in the order they were received?
Daily: W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T420 i7-2640M·NVS 4200m·IPS FHD | X220 i7-2640M | T601F T9900·NVS 140M·IPS UXGA
Wife's: T61p T9500·2010 FX570m·WUXGA | X220T i7-2640M
Others: T400·61p·61·60·43·42p|X41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote|380D|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#371 Post by 6sicSIX » Mon May 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi there,

I am in the same situation as theterminator93 at the moment, I am on the 2nd batch list and anxiously waiting (with my pre modified lid and 1080p lcd) :)

Thank you very much Nitrocaster

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#372 Post by frstua » Tue May 16, 2017 6:43 am

nitrocaster wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 4:50 pm
I decided to reopen pre-order form regardless of having tested kits in stock.
Meanwhile first orders were shipped and I'll be shipping next ones during the week.
Thanks!

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#373 Post by phage » Tue May 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Has anyone tried screens other than the one in the original post? In particular, I'm wondering if this board handles the Dell XPS 13 9333:

www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/Dell ... oCAx3w_wcB

51nb seemed to be able to do it, with a bit of bezel modification and timing tweaking on their original board.

https://forum.51nb.com/thread-1699046-1-1.html

If it's not cool to link other forums on here, let me know and I'll remove it.

Would be pretty nice if we could squeak another inch or so in there.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#374 Post by TankPad » Tue May 16, 2017 10:46 pm

phage wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 8:05 pm
Has anyone tried screens other than the one in the original post? In particular, I'm wondering if this board handles the Dell XPS 13 9333:

www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/Dell ... oCAx3w_wcB

51nb seemed to be able to do it, with a bit of bezel modification and timing tweaking on their original board.

https://forum.51nb.com/thread-1699046-1-1.html

If it's not cool to link other forums on here, let me know and I'll remove it.

Would be pretty nice if we could squeak another inch or so in there.
A 13.3 inch mod can be done indeed but there's plenty of modification needed. I'm doing the same thing and a user on here has a thread with plenty of great info on his experience doing this mod too. Have a quick search, it's shouldn't be very far back. :)
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#375 Post by phage » Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm

The post that Tankpad referenced is ostensibly:

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=123089&p=799335#p799335

for anyone wondering.

I have one of the panels, by accident, that Boutch55555 has referenced, from Bunnie's Novena. Should be about the same size as the others that people are trying.

It wouldn't fit if you don't cut the metal "frame" off the sides of the panel. It's gonna be tricky, so I ordered two of the panels from the DELL XPS 13 9333 (sorry, no model #). Guaranteed that I'll break at least one.
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#376 Post by TheChuckster » Thu May 18, 2017 5:53 pm

If anyone needs help installing their mod board, just shoot me a private message here or email me at me@charlesmoyes.com -- I'm happy to perform installations (and screen replacements) for you!

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