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Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-03-19, 22:12 PM

Hi All,

 

I have a thinkpad P40 with a broken CPU so I am looking for a replacement motherboard but I cannot find anything cheap enough. I do, however find Yoga 460 motherboards for slightly cheaper than the P40 motherboards.

 

I know the laptop is essentially the same, but I'm wondering if the motherboard is compatible between P40 and Yoga 460. Is there any whitelist compatibility issues?

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-03-20, 11:09 AM

Hello jk49,

 


Greetings

ThinkPad P40 might look almost identical with Y460, however the parts look up site 
is not showing the same part nos.


The systemboard for Yoga 460 differs from P40.

Even if they happen to be the same, firmware/BIOS and the embedded information won't be compatible with another system.

It would be best to replace it using the correct motherboard to avoid further issues that may arise.

Hope this helps

 


Regards, 
Lorenzo_Lenovo



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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-03-23, 2:39 AM

Hi Lorenzo,

 

Thanks for your reply, however, if I compare the two laptops:

 

Y460:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ph/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-yoga-460/20el/parts/display/compatible

 

P40:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p40-yoga/20gq/20gq001qfr/parts/display/compatible

 

Aside from the system board (motherboard), every other part is compatible between the models, so technically if I put a Y460 motherboard into a P40 it would be the same as taking a Y460 and replacing every part EXCEPT the motherboard with a compatible P40 part (lcd assembly, palmrest, fan, etc.)

 

Thanks for providing me with that link, I was able to compare the two models and it does seem that both motherboards will be compatible.

 

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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-04-08, 19:44 PM

You're welcome

Stay safe

 

 

Best regards,

Lorenzo_Lenovo



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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-04-09, 6:50 AM

Hi jk!

How did your transplant go, any update you can share?

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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-04-11, 23:36 PM

No, I actually decided not to go that route as the unit I had also didn't have a battery or a HDD caddy connector. I ended up finding a good deal on a Yoga 460 in great condition and I'm just using that now. The original unit I bought is pretty much useless right now.

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Re:Replace Thinkpad P40 Motherboard with Yoga 460 Motherboard?

2021-04-23, 20:17 PM

Thank you for letting us know.
Take care
 
 
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