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Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1111 Post by boutch55555 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:02 am

henry5 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:37 am

here is this board but I dont have any instructions how to build this in.

You can use superbuy to order stuff from taobao. It is fairly easy.
AFAIK you won't be able to get it alone, KK only do installs, doesn't sell DIY kits. This one you can get as a kit. Install is similar to nitro's board, solder sense, pass it through, solder the rest. Worth noting that this board uses USB for backlight control instead of mirroring. There is an app for windows on 51nb (pm me for a google drive link) and I made this crude wrapper for linux. +1 for superbuy.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1112 Post by carcuevas » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:33 pm

Guys,

if there is anybody interested I am going to sell my second Nitrocaster's board (not used) + LG LP125WF2-SPB4 (not used from WIN0WIN); SOLDI meant to buy it for my sister's x230 but when she saw my FHD MOD in my X230 she told me that the screen was so small for that resolution :roll: :oops: :oops: ... so if any of you is interested in the combo, please send me some PM ...

BTW I am from Europe.

Thanks guys
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1113 Post by 5had0w5talk3r » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:24 am

Long time lurker, first time poster.
Greetings fellow X-series users! :)

I traded a couple of emails with Pavel (nitrocaster) a couple of months ago. It seems he's trying to set up an Amazon store, but is having a hard time with things so he's not been following through with Google Forms orders. He said he'll updated the OP as soon as there's any update on that.

carcuevas wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Guys,

if there is anybody interested I am going to sell my second Nitrocaster's board (not used) + LG LP125WF2-SPB4 (not used from WIN0WIN); I meant to buy it for my sister's x230 but when she saw my FHD MOD in my X230 she told me that the screen was so small for that resolution :roll: :oops: :oops: ... so if any of you is interested in the combo, please send me some PM ...

BTW I am from Europe.

Thanks guys
Sent you a PM.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1114 Post by gts250gamer101 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:49 pm

Hey,

I've been lurking here for quite a while debating whether or not this is worth it for me. I will be rebuilding my X230 almost entirely next summer, with 16GB RAM, an i7 motherboard, new battery, keyboard, chassis, etc. too. So, during that upgrade, I was hoping to bite the bullet and run the Nitrocaster FHD mod on it, since I will have it all opened up and everything.

My question to everyone is, what display are you all using? I would really appreciate a recommendation, I don't have too much cash to spend, as the other replacements and upgrades are extremely expensive for me as a student.

Thanks!!

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1115 Post by CrazyTPFan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm

gts250gamer101 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Hey,

I've been lurking here for quite a while debating whether or not this is worth it for me. I will be rebuilding my X230 almost entirely next summer, with 16GB RAM, an i7 motherboard, new battery, keyboard, chassis, etc. too. So, during that upgrade, I was hoping to bite the bullet and run the Nitrocaster FHD mod on it, since I will have it all opened up and everything.

My question to everyone is, what display are you all using? I would really appreciate a recommendation, I don't have too much cash to spend, as the other replacements and upgrades are extremely expensive for me as a student.

Thanks!!
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1116 Post by mixtour » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:59 am

Hi there,

i bought a x220 with a non-succesful try of the fhd-mod ....

i figured out, he remove the wrong resistor on the board. checked the board, an was the R459 (placed in the "hole" of nitrocasters pcb).
i checked the circuit-plan of the x220, but there is no information about the value of R459

know anybody, where i can find these type of information?

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1117 Post by boutch55555 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:09 am

Labeled 0R2J-2, should be a 0402 size, 0 ohm resistor. You could replace it with a wire, but it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement if you have an old dead laptop motherboard around.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1118 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:04 am

But you'd almost need a microscope to replace that sucker!
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