02-06-2016 03:47 PM
So I've looked everywhere for a specific motherboard that was installed in certain E540 models. Right now I only have the one with Intel HD 4600, however I have been looking tirelessly for one with the Nvidia GPU without paying for a new E540 from overseas. Are there any better ways to find such a part? I do have the list of part numbers, but most yield no results, sadly.
02-06-2016 04:18 PM - edited 02-06-2016 04:24 PM
Good day and welcome to the community.
Have a look at the E540 FRU BOM: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e540_fru_bom_20140728.pdf
The PLANARS section lists the system boards that were configured for this machine. The FRU P/Ns should help you to source what you seek.
Edit to add: Only one P/N: 04X4949
Planar Discrete Intel HM87 Chipset w/ nVIDIA N14P-GV2 GT730M 2 GB,Win8 PRO,Y-SBA,NTPM
shows as available from the maintenance parts site:
http://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/default/PromotionDisplay?promoName=pa... for $308.00. No other hits.
Hope this helps a bit.