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SL500 2 to 1 disassembly and "repair" - screws cannot be unscrewd. Good offer?

2013-12-16, 19:50 PM

I am having an offer to buy two half defect SL500. On one the hinge is broken and the screen is damaged, on the other the GPU is damaged. It is possible to disassemble these and make one fully working device.

The offer is 110€. Would this be a good price?

The seller said, some screws cannot be opened. Are they glued? How to open them? Heating the screwdriver?

 

 

Is it possible to upgrade the CPU? Maybe to a T7250?

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Re: SL500 2 to 1 disassembly and "repair" - screws cannot be unscrewd. Good offer?

2013-12-17, 17:54 PM

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 It is possible to disassemble these and make one fully working device.

 

The seller said, some screws cannot be opened. Are they glued? How to open them? Heating the screwdriver?

 


Generally, yes, you can transfer parts from same/similar model ThinkPads. I say "generally" because there are some exceptions. Perhaps you can post the machine tyoe and model numbers of these SL500s. This information is on a sticker on the bottom of each unit. It looks like 2746-MJU. (Do not post the serial numbers.)

 

The screws are not glued but they do have a plastic coating like "Loctite" to prevent them from coming loose due to vibration. It is possible the screws were overtightened. Or maybe the Loctite has hardened over time.


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Re: SL500 2 to 1 disassembly and "repair" - screws cannot be unscrewd. Good offer?

2013-12-18, 7:22 AM

I dont know how much "offer is 110€." is but it sounds like an awfull lot for  5/6 year old computers. As far as switching parts around, lenovo is great in that department. For the most part think "car tires" if it fits- use it.. Do check system specs though- keep things in the same family. EX: if it has 800 fsb cpu- keep it 800 fsb cpu.

Find your laptop here http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/

Its a pretty good page for learning about thinkpads- cant hurt.

 

And get a bigger-better-sharper screw driver

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