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T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers

2013-09-04, 19:27 PM

I have a T61 14.1 8891-CTO with the bad Nvidia GPU. I want to swap to a motherboard with the Intel GPU. Will a motherboard from a T61 14.1 widescreen fit? I have been looking at motherboards with a part number 42W7866. Will this fit? If not, does anyone know what part numbers I should be looking for? Thanks.

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Re: T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers

2013-09-05, 3:18 AM

That part number is for a widescreen board and won't fit your model. I replied to your PM with some info and some board options including a brand new (old stock) board in original ibm sealed box with a gpu from 2010. (rarer than hens teeth). 

 

The non-widescreen boards are very popular among hobbiests who retrofit them into the flexview screen equipped T60 models so the boards are in demand.

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Re: T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers

2014-03-24, 0:00 AM

I have a T61 with a product ID of 7663-13U and it has a failed motherboard but I would like to know  the correct part number to replace the motherboard. I see a lot of different ones listed on Ebay but I am unclear about which one is right for my laptop.

 

BTW, my moptherboard failed with the usual beep code and no video on the screen.

 

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Re: T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers

2014-03-24, 0:28 AM

wrote:

I have a T61 with a product ID of 7663-13U and it has a failed motherboard but I would like to know  the correct part number to replace the motherboard. I see a lot of different ones listed on Ebay but I am unclear about which one is right for my laptop.

 

BTW, my moptherboard failed with the usual beep code and no video on the screen.

 

Thanks


If you want to send me your serial number (privately) I can probably tell you what board your model shipped with, or you can look under the ram modules for the label, there were four different part numbers used on your exact model and most have the gpu chip that is plagued with this problem. My guess would be that it probably has a 41w1489 which is an nVidia nvs140m board with support for your T7500 merom cpu. 

 

I've found the only reliable way to source a reliable replacement board is from a laptop manufactured in August 2008 (last full month of production). Of course it's necessary to confirm the laptop still has the original board installed and isn't damaged, or a board with Intel graphics.  If you source a board on ebay I think the best you can hope for is a working board pulled from a laptop that was abused or damaged and the worse case would be a board that has a reflowed or baked gpu chip which generally last only a few weeks at most. 

 

I've replaced dozens of these boards and I source them all from complete fully working laptops, I have found it the only way to get reliable boards and the only way to know the production date, although the August 2008 boards have been getting harder and harder to source as time passes since there were only a limited number of them made.

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Re: T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers (8891-CTO)

2017-08-02, 0:36 AM

I also need a replacement motherboard for the T61 (8891-CTO). What are the acceptable model numbers, and where is the best place to get the mobo?

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Re: T61 Replacement Motherboard Part Numbers (8891-CTO)

2017-08-10, 3:24 AM

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I also need a replacement motherboard for the T61 (8891-CTO). What are the acceptable model numbers, and where is the best place to get the mobo?


If you send me a PM I can help you with this

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