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almost dead T61p

2015-05-21, 16:02 PM

My T61P will not turn on anymore. Well, it does turn on some of the green lights beneath the display, but nothing happens after that. Nothing on the screen and no beeps. The green lights stays on and the battery light show and the battery is charging. I'm using the PSU.

 

So what could this mean, CPU, GPU......?

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Re: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 14:00 PM

As we've both advised you, the intel board is the best option. It is tehnically possible to replace the gpu chip with an infrared reballing machine, but the improved chips are extremely rare and only provided to OEM partners by nVidia. It's possible to get the boards with the improved chips but they cost about twice as much as the intell boards that are more reliable. The improved boards were used for about a month before production stopped at the end of august 2008.

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Re: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 11:40 AM

sounds like a typical nVidia gpu failure. Best perm solution is a board with intel graphics

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: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 13:19 PM

Ok, so this gpu can be replaced or is it not worth doing so?

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Re: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 13:40 PM

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Ok, so this gpu can be replaced or is it not worth doing so?


The GPU is soldered to the motherboard so it can't be easily replaced. It also suffers from a design defect that caused the failure you have encountered.

 

While it may be possible to "repair" the defect, the "fix" is only temporary. So the best option if you want to keep this system is to replace the motherboard with one that has an Intel graphics chip that never had this defect.



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Re: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 14:00 PM

As we've both advised you, the intel board is the best option. It is tehnically possible to replace the gpu chip with an infrared reballing machine, but the improved chips are extremely rare and only provided to OEM partners by nVidia. It's possible to get the boards with the improved chips but they cost about twice as much as the intell boards that are more reliable. The improved boards were used for about a month before production stopped at the end of august 2008.

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: almost dead T61p

2015-05-25, 14:19 PM

I will try to find a mobo with an intel graphics chip, But which chip equals the FX570M 256mb or one even better?

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Re: almost dead T61p

2015-06-19, 22:38 PM

Axell,

don't set your expectations too high - you talk about matching a discrete video chip's performance (the FX570M) with the perfoemance of an embedded chip (the on-board Intel).

What the guys have offered is a solution to resurrect your system from the dead ... but with the Intel video-chip it's not going to match the video performance of the FX570M. However, depending on what you use the laptop for - you might not even feel the difference ....

Cheers,

W500 / T61p / T61 / R60
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