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Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

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Hikori
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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#31 Post by Hikori » Tue May 01, 2018 5:18 pm

Ok, thank you for explaining it to me ;)
Could you tell me also if I should install coreboot before fhd mod or it doesn't matter?

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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#32 Post by boutch55555 » Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 pm

For easier diagnosing, I'd say do the mod first. Once it's working go ahead with flashing, you can restore anyway...

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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#33 Post by johnbuhan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 am

Does anyone know of any durability issues with the build? I heard that some of the support and protection for the screen is now gone...

And is the 1080p connector kit compatible with both the 12.1 and 13.3 inch displays?

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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#34 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:31 pm

johnbuhan wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 am
Does anyone know of any durability issues with the build? I heard that some of the support and protection for the screen is now gone...

And is the 1080p connector kit compatible with both the 12.1 and 13.3 inch displays?
Given the display housing has no more than a 1/8" piece of plastic between the display edge and the outside world...well just dont drop your laptop. Hey..atleast the display isn't glued in so a replacement is a few screws away.
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#35 Post by johnbuhan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:44 pm

They don't? I thought the 13.3in screen had to be glued in.

Also, what about this paragraph from a different post:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... d/e2b71j7/

About the thinned rib no longer providing some of the protection...

There was also a comment about the internals being a bit messy...

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Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

#36 Post by boutch55555 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:52 pm

It can be lightly glued (serviceable) and still be pretty strong. Like this but with only the corner pads exposed. Slide a thin bendable ruler under it to detach the pads. But yeah, sides are tight. There might be room for 0.5-0.7mm rubber spacer on the sides though.

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