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bloodriver
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IBM Thinkpad S30 parts (HDD FPC ASM): Where to buy in the USA?

I have an IBM Thinkpad S30 missing a HDD FPC ASM (part # 27L0647 on the Lenovo Japanese site).  Where can I order a new one?  I'd love to find one.  Thanks.

 

 

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Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 parts (HDD FPC ASM): Where to buy in the USA?

Welcome to the forum!

 

It's not likely that you can get anything for S30/31 around here...

 

What is the actual part that your ThinkPad is missing, since abbreviation doesn't mean much to me?

Cheers,

George




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Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 parts (HDD FPC ASM): Where to buy in the USA?

welcome to the forum!

 

@The only place i know you can try is IBM mantenance parts @ 800-388-7080 (options 2:1:1).   tell them you're looking to have this part imported if possible.   they will try to acquire it for about 45 days.   if they can't procure it by then, they'll stop looking.

 

the chances of them being able to get this part is highly unlikely so please keep this in mind.   i tried getting various s30 parts when i owned one and came up short on everything.

 

good luck!

 

 


@ajkula66 wrote:
What is the actual part that your ThinkPad is missing, since abbreviation doesn't mean much to me?
FPC = flexible patch cable.   it's the jumper cable that goes between the HDD and planar.

 

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bloodriver
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Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 parts (HDD FPC ASM): Where to buy in the USA?

The link below is to a diagram and the part is #12.

 

The manual calls it a FPC ASM.  It's the ribbon cable from the HDD to the input slot inside the computer.  

 

Do you think I could order it from Japan?  Have many Japanese students here at the University that I imagine would help me.

 

Thanks for the input.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 parts (HDD FPC ASM): Where to buy in the USA?

Well, I've just learned something new...never knew that any ThinkPads of the given era used jumper cables...OMG what a headache....
Cheers,

George




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Collecting dust: T60

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