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Self diagnose T61 noise: fan or mechanical drive?

2016-04-20, 16:01 PM

Attention Moderator: I just realized I post in the incorrect forum. Will you kindly move this to the T6-... forum?


I've generally found the Lenovo tools relatively useless. So here's a few questions:


1. Recommendation for a though machine analyzer with reasonably accurate/useful diagnostic suggestions?

2. If it's the drive, will a current 256GB SSD plug and play in the same location as the current drive?

2a. Given age of the T61 would there be a system board or memory generation conflict with an SSD?

2b. The T61's updater crapped out some time back...something like no longer supported. How would I go about determining if I needed to upgrade the BIOS for the SSD and then do so absent the updater?

2c. Even if the problem was the fan and not the drive, I would likely install the SSD so 2, 2a, 2b would still apply.

3. If it's the fan, is the ease of replacement similar to that of the drive?




Moderator note:  post moved.


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Re: Self diagnose T61 noise: fan or mechanical drive?

2016-04-21, 4:43 AM

The SSD should work fine.


Crystal Disk  info will itell you if the disk is failing. 


The fan is not too hard on that model but harder than the drive.


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