Project make M15x Pascal and Polaris compatible (DP only)

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by King of Interns, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Raidriar

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    not without changing out the entire chipset....
     
  2. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Ok sounds good to me ;)
     
  3. Heretikm

    Heretikm Newbie

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    definitely sounds plausible.
    I'm pisspoor with my boardview reading skills; any chance you can give me a parts list?
    I've got steady hands for soldering this kinda thing.
     
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  4. King of Interns

    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    This is exciting! If successful and you enjoy this kind of modding as a hobby you could always offer the upgrade to other M15x owners for cost of shipping and a crate of beer (beer money :) )
     
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    darnok44 Notebook Consultant

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    Sure, no problem:
    MIssing elements.jpg

    Basically all resistors and capacitors looks for me as a standard size 1x0.5mm which is 0402 or 1005 metric size.
    Summarizing values:
    R898, 899, 900, 901, 902, 903 - 0 Ohm, only jumpers
    R906 - 4.7k
    R907, 908, 909 - 100k
    C811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816 - 0.1uF 10V filtering caps, ceramics
    C817 - 220pF 50V, ceramic
    L604, 605, 606 - DLW21SN900SQ2B, they are filtering inductors made by Murata:http://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/Murata-Electronics/DLW21SN900SQ2B/?qs=/%2bYoplLUB5itW4EugIfLLg==
    I'm pretty sure it can be any other so called common mode chokes with that same parameters. Besides there's no need for them if there will be jumper resistors soldered. Lucky I have broken motherboard from m17r1 which use those filters so I can reuse them if I want.
    And last part is connector which according to schematics is exactly AE_FI-G30SB-VF25-DT. I found it on the aliexpress:https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...00-DT-LVDS-Connector/1928062_32497904033.html
    eDP conn.jpg
    There's some soldering but not that much. Only pain will be the size of those caps and resistors. Good luck then.
     
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  6. Strigae

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    Wow hopefully it works! I would definitely pay for a hardmod like this. Unlimited upgradability!!
     
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    King of Interns Simply a laptop enthusiast

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    Darn it. My 260M gave out last night. Time for a replacement.
     
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    dsmclark Notebook Enthusiast

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    do you want another 260M? I've got one in my desk draw at work and I'm near to the Bmth area (seem to remember you have family there)
     
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    Just installed a used 5850 for 40 euros shipped. Nice offer though. I do indeed have family that way although I live just over 1000 km to the south east of there ;)
     
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    5850/5870 is one of my favorite cards ever. I had mine undervolted significantly at stock clocks.
     
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