A.gain kit support
This is the kit that I use and sell on all my X330. Please refer to the soldering guide and brightness/display adjustments settings.
- FHD/2K a.gain Soldering guide
- You can choose to not solder the SATA joints if you do not plan to use the additional mSATA.
- a.gain FHD/2K brightness adjustment
To fix Linux display on stock BIOS, try the following kernel boot parameters:
Otherwise, try this kernel patch.
Patching stock BIOS
To patch your own BIOS to disable LVDS (stock display), unlock advanced menu and remove whitelist, follow this guide. The Windows utility is attached here (MD5: ae147bf0df89d6f8a246ae799529d3a0). The actual patch is attached here including the patch.txt (MD5: 4170f81fe0cd535fd994c6df334897b1).
uefipatch bios.img patch.txt -o new_bios.img
Alternatively, I’ve included my own 2.68 4MB top chip dump here (MD5: 52d1d303ab9a97d407a4c9091c45fbb5).
Alternatively, I’ve uploaded my own coreboot BIOS dumps.
- 4MB tianocore top chip (MD5: 8bce7f6f0a1cd15f1b0610b3a625ffb1)
- 4MB seabios top chip (MD5: 7435506b02c4766a2448037af9a72778)
- 8MB Intel ME disabled bottom chip (MD5: 6cfe4097078c1649cf378d23a679819a)
- 8MB Intel ME enabled bottom chip (MD5: b80f5df8638d1b6cc199edff5bdb95ba)
Installing the CMOS battery
For those who wants to install the CMOS battery with the added mSATA underneath the palmrest, refer to the following 2 pictures for installation. You can either install it in the miniPCIe slot or slot it right under the motherboard next to the speaker as shown in the 2nd picture. Refer to this video for removing the keyboard and installing the CMOS battery.