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Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

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Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

#331 Post by skrble » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:34 pm

hamish wrote:
Sun May 01, 2016 1:47 am
TPFanatic wrote:Hello.

Is there any chance that the mod will restore the virtual numberpad functionality of the classic keyboard as well?

Surprisingly, yes! Even though the x230 had no support for the virtual numberpad, they left all that functionality in the firmware. So, when we added back the keysym for the NumLock key, it all just jumped into life again.
I am so happy it works! In past I have remapped ScrollLock to work as NumLock via the KeyTweak utility on my old X220 (I don't use ScollLock at all). I tried to do this too after modding my X230, but it won't work. There is just a system pop-up that NumLock is activated, but the keyboard just keeps to type in the letters instead of digits. I have to switch on NumLock right as intended, using Fn+ScrollLock.
Isn't there any chance that there may be different barcodes for "normal numlock" or the ThinkPad one? Or some different coding just in the core firmware itself? This is just weird. :?
Thank You! I know this is such a niche question but still, if you knew some workaround... :)
PS: W7 user here.
ThinkPad X230 | Classic 7-row Keyboard Mod | Intel Core i5 | IPS | 9 cell

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Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

#332 Post by Dongers » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:36 am

@Mods - Please forgive the cross posting, but as have had no responses to my original thread and dont want to needlessly bump it, wanted to see if i can get some attention from Hamish or Nitrocatser from this thread.... (assuming they are still active..?)

I have a t430 with a failed EC firmware flash full details: viewtopic.php?f=68&t=125769

Has anyone seen this before or had any issues with the EC Flash?

Looking to put coreboot onto this paticular T430 at some stage, so wondering if i can flash a new EC mod at same time, via SOIC clip flash method (or if i can just re-flash EC using SOIC anyway)



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