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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:27 am
by mariojlhm
I'd very much like to be considered in the running to purchase one of the FHD mod kits when they're next available. What's the best way to keep up to speed other than checking this thread?

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:07 am
by Mrtn
I'm very excited!

My first screen arrived this week, but the box was really damaged. Screen broken. :(

Now waiting for another one and this kit ofcourse! We can expect them soon? :D

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:02 am
by nitrocaster
mariojlhm wrote:What's the best way to keep up to speed other than checking this thread?
Subscribe to this thread. It's kinda better :)
Mrtn wrote: We can expect them soon?
Working on it.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:23 pm
by superchump
Hi everyone, Nitrocaster.

I'm very interested in ordering an adapter if there is a third batch.

Cheers, and thanks for all the hard work!

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:16 am
by raincrumb
Hi nitrocaster,

please also count me in for a 3rd batch.

KR

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:40 pm
by offcet
Hi nitrocaster,

Please count me in for a 3rd batch too.

offcet

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 am
by g4b
Hi!

I'm also interested by a 3rd batch

g4b

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:10 pm
by guix77
Hello,

I am also interested in the 3rd batch !!! Great project, kudos :D

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm
by M4gnuM420
Is this mod reversible?
I got x220 with i3 and usb 2.0 only. On some point i would like to upgrade to i7 with usb 3.0 or even to board from x230 and still enjoy 1080p ips screen.
This mod is amazing and definitely i will buy it when i get some money

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:51 pm
by mystery905
Hi nitrocaster,

Have you made any progress doing the X230T/X220T version?

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm
by TheChuckster
nitrocaster wrote:Not really. Today I finished assembling 24 boards (from 120). I hoped to complete it quickly by using a stencil (which became much more important since the new design uses smaller passive components), but I'm not getting a sustainable quality, so for now I just solder every single part manually. But I'll try to find a way to use a stencil again.

With the first batch I begun to accept payments after the whole batch was ready. Maybe it would make sense to split the current batch into sub-batches and dispatch them separately. We'll see.
Nice! :banana: I'm really excited! How goes the boards? Halfway done yet?

Would love to do a YouTube tutorial and review when I get mine.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:52 pm
by phage
Guys, I get it that you're excited, but it's rude to bother a developer.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:01 am
by Evnnbd
I'm also interested about the possibility of a 3rd batch.
What's the technical difficulty of diy this from scratch?

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:44 am
by seasonshu
boutch55555 wrote:
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.
Thank you so much for this! I can confirm that after doing this isolation on a Mini Dock (Type: 4337, one DisplayPort), I can dock my FHD x220 and use the ports (so far tried power, ethernet and DP).
Having said that, it required a lot of patience from me, those pins are really small and hard to count. To help, I ended up buying a Magnifier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201066207601.

The only caveat that, when an external monitor is plugged in, I lost the option to control the brightness on the laptop screen, which is probably no surprising given that the mode (Fn+F7) changes to 'projector only'. Otherwise (not using an ext monitor), business is usual!

Re: RE: Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 pm
by ctoph0
seasonshu wrote:
boutch55555 wrote:
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.
Thank you so much for this! I can confirm that after doing this isolation on a Mini Dock (Type: 4337, one DisplayPort), I can dock my FHD x220 and use the ports (so far tried power, ethernet and DP).
Having said that, it required a lot of patience from me, those pins are really small and hard to count. To help, I ended up buying a Magnifier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201066207601.

The only caveat that, when an external monitor is plugged in, I lost the option to control the brightness on the laptop screen, which is probably no surprising given that the mode (Fn+F7) changes to 'projector only'. Otherwise (not using an ext monitor), business is usual!
This was pretty much my only reservation of the upgrade, I need the abilty to dock and use an external. Is the tape going to wear out?

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:29 pm
by boutch55555
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...

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:22 pm
by nitrocaster
For some reason I lost some updates here :eek:
So, I'm considering outsourcing PCB assembly to get kits done faster.

There will be a third batch, but I can't give ETA for it.

Anybody here attending ExpoElectronica 2017 in Moscow?

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:34 pm
by phage
Consider me in for the third batch too, if you would.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 pm
by tannhauserHyde
Also registering my desire for a third batch kit. Looking forward to further updates :)

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:15 am
by albertine
nitrocaster wrote: So, I'm considering outsourcing PCB assembly to get kits done faster.

There will be a third batch, but I can't give ETA for it.
What a great news, I'm ready to wait as long as you want/need!
Also count on me for the third batch, one or two units :)

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:04 pm
by guix77
I received my x220 and it's way too small for me : count me out of the 3rd batch. Great work you're doing, anyways !!!

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:52 pm
by davem
Put me down for a unit please.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:06 am
by thnikk
Count me in. I love my x220 and this would make me love it so much more.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:45 pm
by BigT0ny
If you have more available in the future I'll be interested in buying one or two. :D

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:15 pm
by jdoebean
I'm in, let me know about the third batch, put two (have systems)or three perhaps more on order. Yumyum :D

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:19 pm
by rkan
nitrocaster wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:22 pm
For some reason I lost some updates here :eek:
So, I'm considering outsourcing PCB assembly to get kits done faster.

There will be a third batch, but I can't give ETA for it.

Anybody here attending ExpoElectronica 2017 in Moscow?
Where did the 2nd batch go though?? I thought I registered on the Google form that was around here about 5 months ago..

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 am
by TheChuckster
At this point, if I had to guess, it seems like he is going to roll the second batch into the third in order to get enough scale to improve the efficiency of his production.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:42 am
by nitrocaster
The second batch did not go anywhere. The third one is only planned, but the design is not ready yet, which means I can't send it to factory right now.

Regarding the scale and efficiency - first batch was 60 pcs, second is 120 and the third should be 240, so the problem is rather assembling, flashing, testing, packaging and posting all these kits. It's easier when I install the kit myself: I don't have to test kits, since the percentage of good boards is high enough and I have spare parts and equipment to fix them, I don't have to pack and send them.

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:10 am
by nitrocaster
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 :?

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 1:00 pm
by TankPad
Great news. Looking forward to hearing more. :)