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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-08-21, 10:15 AM

You're welcome! Keep us indeed posted and if you have any questions just drop it here!

 

Last word of advice! Don't forget to remove the battery and disconnect the AC!!  :smileywink:

 

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-08-21, 16:03 PM

Tasurinchi

 

Just opened the T60P taking wrist support and key board off, and then put it back together again. All very doable. The fan is the heavy duty one with a big heat sink and looks practical to replace. Also cleaned it thoroughly from the inside using an airduster and it's now a lot quieter - for some reason didn't get the same silencing effect previously when using airduster from the outside.

 

So just ordered all parts.

 

and will let you know how I get on.

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-08-21, 17:53 PM

Cool! Be careful when using compressed air to block the fan with the finger or screwdriver, it's better to prevent it from spinning and getting damaged.

 

Good luck with the repair! Should be no issue if you follow the manual steps, they're very well documented :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-01, 14:15 PM

Hi Tasurinchi,

 

I've got my Lenovo replacement fan and all my other items including Arctic 5 paste, and have watched a few replace or repair videos.

 

So am set to go........methodically and carefully!

 

one question......

 

my new Lenovo fan is a RU genuine fan on a copper heat sink which looks good and new. My supplier tells me to not only clean the blue paste on the heat sink which sits above the CPU, but also take off the two square blue pads at the end and clean those also before applying Arctic 5 paste to all three areas (or the components underneath).

 

What do the 2 square blue pads at the end do and is cleaning and applying Arctic 5 paste to all three areas to make sure that heat dissipation is balanced across the heat sink?

 

Thanks

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-01, 16:12 PM

Those pads are thermal cooling pads for the GPU and/or other chips (North/Southbridge, I can't remember exactly which :smileyfrustrated:).

 

The rule of thumb I follow is to renew paste where there was paste and renew the pads where there were pads.

 

You can replace the pad with paste. However, you may eventually need to slightly bend the heatpipe to compensate the difference in height. This increase the risk of damaging the heatpipe, plus it has to be bent in a way that it makes totally flat contact to the chips.

 

If the cooling pads don't look broken or worn out I'd leave them there (if they stick to the chip) or carefully move them to the new heatsink. Otherwise I'd replace them with new cooling pads. This is something I rarely had to replace since coolings pads are sturdy. How do yours look like?

 

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-01, 16:23 PM

Thanks - I'm learning a lot!

 

I'll let you know when I set about the job tomorrow. Good point about heat sink alignment challenges if replacing pads with paste.

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2016-09-01, 16:42 PM

Good luck!! :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-02, 16:01 PM

Hi Tasurinchi,

 

Having bought the new fan unit, armed myself with Arctic 5 paste kit, cloths, alcohol,cotton buds, gloves, tools, polystyrene boards to place the screws in the right schematic, had your manual open on my Tablet placed on 4 dictionaries behind where I was working on the fan and laptop so that I could read it , I started at 11 this morning and took everything very methodically and carefully. Had lunch @ 12:30 when I'd dismantled and cleaned. After lunch (no alcohol!) I started to reassemble @ 2:30, replaced the paste on the new fan unit and kept the pads as you recommended,  and was finished by 4.

 

So thats 3 hrs compared with the suggested 30 mins! but next time I'll whizz through it now I know what I'm doing!!.

 

Started it up with batteries and was fine. Plugged into mains and had a hardware memory registry failure, but rebooted and it all came up fine.

 

Its exceptionally quiet compared to previously - I can hardly hear it.

 

Thank you so much for all your help and advice - you were brilliant :-)

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-03, 15:19 PM

Awesome!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: 2007 T60P Fan Replacement

2016-09-24, 21:55 PM

You may find it runs cooler if you use thermal paste on the GPU, which is what newer models switched to, but I wouldn't recommend using thermal paste on the controller chip, with the exception of a board that has a combined (integrated) GPU/controller, then you should use the thermal paste. Even better, switch to a T61p heatsink, it requires a minor modification to make room for the larger heatsink, but it has three heatpipes instead of two and can result in much cooler running. 

 

I realize I'm a bit late with this advice, but here is an illustrated photo that shows how it is done.

 

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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