02-21-2012 01:40 AM
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 !?
Hope i made myself clear .best regards,
02-21-2012 02:12 AM
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.
02-23-2012 09:01 AM