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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Long shot but worth a go. The screen has broken on my laptop (i.e. the one which I use for this site!). Fortunately I fixed this. Unfortunately I've managed to sh@g the motherboard in the process and as such need a new machine.

Ideally after one of the above. What you got :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Not exactly what you're after but I've a MacBook Pro 13" if you're interested?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:37 am 
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What model is broken John? we have a load of knackered laptops in the office if you could salvage any parts.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:39 am 
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@Iwish - thanks for the offer but I really need a PC and ideally a thinkpad of the type listed above.

@TheKen - That is very good of you. It's a Lenovo T61. Motherboard is (mostly) knackered. Anything similar might work, T61, R61, T60, R60.


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I'll go have a look in the IT department (ok junk room)


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No luck john, we have a few broken HP's but not lenovos, Our IT guy says you have to get an exact match right down to the model number in order to swap them as there is so little tolerance and any difference in connectors will mean they won't fit.

I spotted these though, but again check your part numbers.... http://useditshop.com/ibm-42w7873-lenov ... 27833.html

http://useditshop.com/ibm-42w7942-76737 ... 26434.html

our IT guy said expect to pay upto £135 for a second hand working motherboard. You might get luckier buying a whole one with a broken screen though


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:52 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
No luck john, we have a few broken HP's but not lenovos, Our IT guy says you have to get an exact match right down to the model number in order to swap them as there is so little tolerance and any difference in connectors will mean they won't fit.

I spotted these though, but again check your part numbers.... http://useditshop.com/ibm-42w7873-lenov ... 27833.html

http://useditshop.com/ibm-42w7942-76737 ... 26434.html

our IT guy said expect to pay upto £135 for a second hand working motherboard. You might get luckier buying a whole one with a broken screen though


Ken,

thanks a lot for looking.

There is some latitude when swapping Thinkpad motherboards but you do need to have a fairly good match.

Think I may have to retire the old T61 and get a new one...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:40 pm 
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I have just bought a refurbished T61 off eBay with Windows 7 and docking station for £175. There are plenty on there.

Great machines.


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