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Can the original R61 main board be replaced with one of different type?

2012-12-17, 22:24 PM
I need to replace my ThinkPad R61 system board. The problem is it's hard to find the exact type, plus it's with the defected Nvidia 140N gpu, so it's very likely to face the same problem.

My motherboard is: Planar FRU 42W7882
The laptop type is: 8918-DFG
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Re: Can the original R61 main board be replaced with one of different type?

2012-12-18, 3:42 AM
You can put in a board with Intel graphics, but you cannot use a T61 board. 15.4" R61 machines are physically different. One problem is that you have a Penryn CPU and only a very small number of boards have Penryn support

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Re: Can the original R61 main board be replaced with one of different type?

2012-12-18, 7:10 AM
I see, Richk. Thanks for your replay!
But is there a reference to check exactly which mainboards are compatible with my laptop.

For example I came across few FRU 42W7884 on ebay, but don't know if they are suitable.
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Re: Can the original R61 main board be replaced with one of different type?

2012-12-26, 16:52 PM

Hi prikumov,

 

This document has a list of system boards you are able to use with your system

System Service Parts

If its on this list it's compatible

 

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