Hello thinkpad users .As seen in the title this is the operation that i`m willing to make on my new t61 laptop .I heard that this kind of change could be made without problem .
But i have 2-3 questions.If i change the palmrest do i have to buy a new touchpad chip ,or is it possible to use the t61 old touchpad component (the thing under the plastic palmrest ) with the new t400 palmrest !?
My laptop came with a finger print reader module.Surely i have to buy the new palmrest with fp intergrated on it ,but same, could i use the old fp module ,or i have to buy a new one special for this t400 palmrest .To be more precise do i have to buy the palmrest only with the hole for the fp reader ,or with the fp reader module integrated !?
I could be wrong, but I don't think this is possible. I just built a T400 and I was hoping that the plastics were the same as the smaller 14.1" T61, but they were not. I didn't specifically try to swap the palmrests, but everything else is different so I don't think the would exchange.
Also, the touchpad and FPR are part of the palmrest on both model. You can remove the touchpad, but they are usually replaced together.
They almost fit. One of the stand-offs (screw fittings) on the T61 is longer so if you put a T61 palmrest onto a T400, the palmrest will always have a bulge. If you swap the other way, you will crack it.