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ThinkPad R61 - Recommended Replacement Intel Graphics Based Motherboard

2012-05-28, 13:38 PM

Afternoon All,

 

I have a friend whose motherboard has apparently died in his ThinkPad R61 Laptop - unfortunately he's out of the country just now but based upon the model type number provided (see details below) it appears to be down to the NVIDIA graphics card on the motherboard.

 

What I need help with is identifying and confirming a compatible replacement motherboard with Intel Graphics (X3100) that I can purchase for him to replace the faulty motherboard with - any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

ThinkPad R61 (8918-5QG)

T7100(1.8GHz), 1GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinVista Business 32

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Re: ThinkPad R61 - Recommended Replacement Intel Graphics Based Motherboard

2012-05-30, 16:38 PM

Hello ScottyBoy and welcome to community,

 

The laptop model you have is compatible with Nvidia graphic as the Intel graphic card does not come under this machine type.

 

The FRU number for system board with Nvidia graphic card is 42W7791

You may also check the detail with the Lenovo service center

 

Best Regards,

Tanuj


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Re: ThinkPad R61 - Recommended Replacement Intel Graphics Based Motherboard

2012-05-30, 19:22 PM

But it's my understanding (based upon the hardware info for this model) that an Intel Graphics based motherboard is available for it - from friend would be looking at over £150.00p (British Sterling) to purchase a replacement NVIDIA Graphics based motherboard, which is far to much for him to spend (he's a retired pensioner).

 

Any other suggestions you can recommend?

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Re: ThinkPad R61 - Recommended Replacement Intel Graphics Based Motherboard

2012-05-31, 0:11 AM

Look under # 18 here:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD003106

 

Any non-nVidia board should work just fine.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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