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X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:27 pm
by stasheck
Hi, I recently completed my X330 mod, using parts from XYTech (nb51 adapter and Sharp screen). The brightness is controlled using power button.

I keep running into mentions of Windows software capable of controlling brightness, does such thing exist?

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:55 am
by RealBlackStuff

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:49 am
by stasheck
Uh-huh. This is supposed to work with modded screen? And for some reason all of those work, but Linux still has not figured how to control the brightness?

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:58 am
by RealBlackStuff
You asked for Windows programs.
AFAIK Linux brightness control should work OOTB, at least with nitrocaster's mod, but I don't know what nb51 has cobbled up.

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:02 am
by stasheck
Yes, I asked for Windows.

I assumed (wrongly, perhaps) that since Fn combinations don't work, there's some magic involved and brightness can only be controlled with power button. I read a lot of threads where there's mention of some special software, such as: viewtopic.php?t=125243#p811491, but no link to actual software :(

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:24 am
by iamdmc
why'd you go for the 51nb instead of the nitrocaster mod?

Re: X230 FHD nb51 mod, software brightness control

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:37 am
by stasheck
Mostly to get everything from a single source: top half assembly and the mod board. Was also somewhat cheaper than 2 separate postings.