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trl
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Registered: ‎08-19-2012
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Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

Hi all,

Just finished my first successful T61 Intel GPU motherboard conversion from a failed T61P with the dreaded "fatal" Nvidia GPU disease.  At a very reasonable price, forum contributor Tuus furnished me with a good used T61 Merom/Intel board with a Middleton bios, which allows for faster Penryn CPU's (up to T9500) and SATA2 speeds on a Merom/Intel motherboard.  I used the on-line Lenovo training videos and the Lenovo system maintenance manuals as a guide, and all went quite well.  Thanks to all previous forum posters for providing me with an incredible knowledgebase of Thinkpad laptop system problems and solutions, and in particular TuuS for sharing his upgrade recommendations and repair experience.         

T61P- 15.4 WSXGA, Intel 965 GPU, 4GB mem, T9300 CPU, 100gbx7200 rpm HD
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Re: Successful T61P Nvidia GPU motherboard swap to T61 Intel GPU

Happy to hear that the planar swap went well.

 

Enjoy your reborn T61!

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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FixMyT61P
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Message 3 of 103

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

Congratulations. I have the same problem. Where to get the right replacement at a reasonable price? Thanks.

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


@FixMyT61P wrote:

Congratulations. I have the same problem. Where to get the right replacement at a reasonable price? Thanks.


I believe I answered you already, but if not then I apologize, it's difficult to keep up with everyone. Additionally, the reliable options are getting VERY scarce, so I'd act immediately if you want one. I'll need your full model, serial and date code form  your bottom label...   example...

 

1234-a12    L2-b1234   08/01

 

This means:

 

1234=series, a common one would be 6459 (15.4") 7661 (14.1 wide)  8895 (14.1 standard)

 

a12=extension (option specific). the extension CTO means you have a custom build and it will be more difficult to determine what's in it.

 

L2.b1234=serial number specific to your exact unit. If we are lucky I'll be able to look it up and tell what exact parts are in your system.

 

08/01=date code, 08 represents 2008, 01 is January.

 

Do NOT post this info in the public forum!!!

 

 

If you want my help feel free to send me a PM (private message) including this info and I'll hopefully find you a board that isn't likely to fail. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
phoenix20815
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Hi all,

 

well wanna swtich my system board form my T61p to an intel based.

my board is a 44C3931.so i can change it with the following boards ()http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/112458-Der-T61-System-Board-Thread

 

15.4" 16:10
Intel GM965 
42W7651 Merom
42W7875 Penryn

Nvidia NVS140
42W7652 Merom
42W7876 Penryn

Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (T61p)
42W7653 Merom
42W7877 Penryn

 

one of the two intel based platforms im interested in... which one is better, or can a use both? do i need to flash the middelton bios on both, or is it preflashed from some contributors?

 

well im greatfull for any help.

 

thx in advance.

 

TuuS
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@phoenix20815 wrote:

Hi all,

 

well wanna swtich my system board form my T61p to an intel based.

15.4" 16:10
Intel GM965 
42W7651 Merom
42W7875 Penryn


 


 

You can use either board, the "Merom" board supports only Merom cpu chips, T7800 and below, the Penryn board supports both merom and penryn cpu chips.

 

These boards do use a slightly different heatsink/fan assembly, but your nVidia fan can be easily adapted if an Intel fan isn't available. If you need help locating an intel board you can feel free to send me a PM and I'll help, the ones I can get will come with the middleton bios installed, but I don't think there are any other sources that will provide a board with a third party bios installed. Also, the Intel graphics wasn't used on the 15.4" models often and when it was used they were mostly all merom systems. Only a few special order systems got the penryn board, but there are currently some available.

 

Use of the middleton bios will allow you to use a Penryn cpu on a merom board, but this won't give you full support for all the features of the penryn cpu, namely the more advanced digital temp sensors, but the penryn chips is compatible with the merom sensors so this is an option if no penryn boards are available.

 

 

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.
tarkan
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Registered: ‎02-15-2013
Location: Czech republic
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Message 7 of 103

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Hello everyone,

 

I have got a t61p (type 6460-D8G) and recently encountered the same problem as previously described - 1 long and 2 short beeps.

 

My current MB is fitted with the problematic NVidia NVS 570M. Hence I would like to replace the MB by something more reliable. The problem is that I am not 100 percent sure that the other graphics (especially the integrated one) are capable of operating the 15.4" WUXGA display.

 

Is there any chance to make it work again?

 

Thanks for any advice...

TuuS
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The wuxga lcd will work on any of the 15.4 graphic systems. I've done it many times, as have other members.

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.
tarkan
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Message 9 of 103

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Ok, great. Thanks.

agnosie
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Registered: ‎03-11-2013
Location: Germany/Serbia
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Message 10 of 103

need help with new mainboard

Hi to all,

 

my T61 (6457-BBG  NH0BBGE) needs a new mainboard due to the nvidea-bug.

 

Will this mainboard fru "44C3931" work?

 

Do you have any suggestion where I can buy a mainboard without the bug in Germany/Serbia?

 

Thank you

best regards

from Germany

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