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08-25-2018

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Re: Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2018-08-25, 11:47 AM

Hi Tuus,  i am not sure if the years gone by mean this topics evergreen, but for me it is.

I bought a T61p for a present being told the lady owner just removed the keyboard to dust and now it didnt work

hmm?

lot more wrong than that.

black/ grey screen it wont boot, fan kicks in then halts, one time i saw thick darker section and some pink blue mottling on screen

wont boot from cdrom either

so seeing as the date on the bottom is 07/07 do i assume its the invidia curse on me also?

ive done the ram out batt out press start routine etc

cpu batterys got a kick

unit battery looks dead bit hard tell when it cant bootup.

mb is 41W1489

obviously i want the intel replacer board

if you havent retired or gone crazy? can i PM you?

and how do i do that? i gather S/N nogo on page. understandable.

thanks

Laura

 

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09-23-2018

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Re: Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2018-09-23, 10:54 AM

Hi Tuus,

my T61p died a few years ago. I tried to fix it but with no results. Browsing the Internet I found this thread and I would like to try the motherboard swap. I'll PM you with the type and serial number of my device. Thank you in advance for your help. 

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Re: Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2018-09-23, 23:17 PM

I've replied to your private message and would be glad to help.

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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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2020-02-22, 13:21 PM

Same situation to my T61p, it was dead for some years and have tried many way to revive it without success. Hopefully, it is not too late.  sent extra info via private message.

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09-25-2011

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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2020-02-24, 20:59 PM

Tuus fixed me up nearly a decade ago due to a similar failure. The MoBo I received had a later nVidia graphic processor and has been on nearly 24/7 for all those years. :)

 

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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2020-06-01, 22:13 PM

glad to hear such a good report. Sorry I haven't been as active lately. I recently posted in another forum that I've been battling cancer, so my time has been limited. I've also had problems replying to messages in this forum. Seems any replies sent on a mobile device are not received. I apologize to anyone trying to reach me lately. 

 

Still love this model. 

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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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2021-04-06, 11:57 AM

Tuus I hope you've recovered from your illness, you have been so helpful to many people.

 

I too have a Thinkpad T61 6459-CTO. S/N L3-B8756 which I really like and would attempt to repair. It has two problems:

1. The display and any attached monitor have just lines. -Never gets the Thinkpad logo on boot. So I basically cannot even get into the boot menu. I believe this to be the graphics nvidia chip problem with the mother board. Any suggestion on how I can acquire a new motherboard - with the Intel chip as per some posts? any idea on cost?

2. The hinges need replacement. Are they available?

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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2021-04-07, 7:04 AM
I'd be glad to help with the parts but such discussions must be in private. I'm doing as well as can be expected, although sometimes the cure is worse than the disease but the time I spent in the forums gave me focus. I now spend my free time traveling the country in an RV. I still use my t61, they are great laptops and would be glad to help you keep yours running
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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Re:Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

2021-04-07, 14:34 PM

TuuS, I'm glad to hear you are on the mend - if even slowly. Am hoping it will not be too costly to replace this board as I really like this T61 machine . I am a nuwbie to doing these upgrades so it may take me some time to complete - not a problem. How do I contact you using private?

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