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X330 -Ask Me Anything

#1 Post by Geartooth » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 am

I've recently acquired a X330 from Jacky. I'm willing to answer any questions the community has about it.

Images: https://imgur.com/a/KFNLo7V

Specs: i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 128GB Kingston A400, FHD 13" Samsung Display.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:51 am

What exactly is changed compared to a standard X230? It's more than just the screen and matching bezel, isn't it?
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:20 am

They have figured out how to add a second mSATA slot and some of the X320/X330 mods include that mod.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#4 Post by Geartooth » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am

dr_st wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:51 am
What exactly is changed compared to a standard X230? It's more than just the screen and matching bezel, isn't it?
Besides the obvious, the laptop is now hijacking the Dock DisplayPort and the physical parts of the Lid have been altered.
TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:20 am
They have figured out how to add a second mSATA slot and some of the X320/X330 mods include that mod.
My model has the optional mSATA 3+USB 3 board that occupies the ExpressCard slot, but isn't using the expresscard interface. There's also a nifty internal USB 2 Slot in there that is completely undocumented.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#5 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 am

Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am
Besides the obvious, the laptop is now hijacking the Dock DisplayPort
Figured as much, since it appears to be the only way to get FHD on these models. I assume it is dock DP#2 that's hijacked (so Ultrabase can still work)?
Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am
My model has the optional mSATA 3+USB 3 board that occupies the ExpressCard slot, but isn't using the expresscard interface. There's also a nifty internal USB 2 Slot in there that is completely undocumented.
Now I understand everything. That's a nice thing to have there; I wonder which devices (other than a wireless mouse receiver) could be plugged in in that internal slot.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 am

dr_st wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 am
Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am
Besides the obvious, the laptop is now hijacking the Dock DisplayPort
Figured as much, since it appears to be the only way to get FHD on these models. I assume it is dock DP#2 that's hijacked (so Ultrabase can still work)?
Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am
My model has the optional mSATA 3+USB 3 board that occupies the ExpressCard slot, but isn't using the expresscard interface. There's also a nifty internal USB 2 Slot in there that is completely undocumented.
Now I understand everything. That's a nice thing to have there; I wonder which devices (other than a wireless mouse receiver) could be plugged in in that internal slot.
How about a tiny microSD card adapter and one of those new fancy 1TB SD cards. So 7.68TB SSD in the main bay, 1TB on each of the two mSATA slots, and 1TB on the SD card. Yeah I *totally* needed 10TB of storage in a laptop 8) :lol: .
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#7 Post by Geartooth » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 am

dr_st wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:45 am
Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:40 am
Besides the obvious, the laptop is now hijacking the Dock DisplayPort
Figured as much, since it appears to be the only way to get FHD on these models. I assume it is dock DP#2 that's hijacked (so Ultrabase can still work)?
Yep, it's taking DP#2.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#8 Post by MadMax_INT » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:17 pm

Where can I check out all of these parts and/ or contact the people that mod the x210/ x330/ x62? I'm wondering about the prices and all but cant find anything.

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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#9 Post by Geartooth » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:58 pm

MadMax_INT wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Where can I check out all of these parts and/ or contact the people that mod the x210/ x330/ x62? I'm wondering about the prices and all but cant find anything.
I can only help you with the X330, but communication is... Bizzare at best. There's only a tiny window to respond every day, and it took me a couple of days just to get the order down.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#10 Post by WarhawkCZ » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:20 pm

what about the docking station with two external LCDs? Would this work somehow?
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#11 Post by dr_st » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:07 pm

WarhawkCZ wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:20 pm
what about the docking station with two external LCDs? Would this work somehow?
Yes, if one of them is VGA. Since DP#2 is used for the internal screen now, you can only use DP#1 + VGA on the dock.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#12 Post by pure3d2 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:53 pm

Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 am
I've recently acquired a X330 from Jacky. I'm willing to answer any questions the community has about it.

Images: https://imgur.com/a/KFNLo7V

Specs: i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 128GB Kingston A400, FHD 13" Samsung Display.
Do you know which Samsung display it is? If you could get a model/panel number from Jacky, that would be great!

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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#13 Post by artic_squirrel » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:29 pm

Geartooth wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 am
I've recently acquired a X330 from Jacky. I'm willing to answer any questions the community has about it.

Images: https://imgur.com/a/KFNLo7V

Specs: i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 128GB Kingston A400, FHD 13" Samsung Display.


can you plug an external monitor to the x330 with the FHD mod, since they take one DP to install the new screen ? Is the external monitor with VGA or DP ?

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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#14 Post by dr_st » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:50 am

This question was already answered. These mods "steal" Dock DP#2. The laptop DP and Dock DP#1 are not affected. The only functionality that you lose is the ability to connect two external DP/DVI monitors via the docking station.
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Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

#15 Post by artic_squirrel » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 am

okay, that is clearer

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#16 Post by apojoga » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 pm

Was this from Jacky/Lcdfans?
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 am
How about a tiny microSD card adapter and one of those new fancy 1TB SD cards. So 7.68TB SSD in the main bay, 1TB on each of the two mSATA slots, and 1TB on the SD card. Yeah I *totally* needed 10TB of storage in a laptop 8) :lol: .
You can actually get 2TB mSATA SSDs :) Just have to get the 2TB Samsung T5 and strip it.
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