04-11-2009 12:01 PM
"Actually Lenovo did post a recall notice for the some of the affected motherboards on the T61p, I will try to find it and post it here later. "
That's news to me. All of us T61p owners will certainly appreciate it if you post the notice.
04-11-2009 04:42 PM
04-11-2009 10:28 PM
"Actually Lenovo did post a recall notice for the some of the affected motherboard on the T61p, i will try to find it and post it here later. "
Can you send it to me ? This is a really good news for me! Thank you very much.
04-11-2009 11:20 PM - edited 04-11-2009 11:24 PM
04-12-2009 04:05 PM
04-13-2009 09:32 AM
04-14-2009 07:58 PM
Yes, I think so.
Well, is it mean I have to pay for repair fee by myself because my lenovo is out of warranty? However this problem is lenovo's design defect and the customer should pay for their mistake?
04-17-2009 04:22 PM - edited 04-17-2009 04:27 PM
Same problem happened to me today. Computer shutted down fine last night, but when I booted it up again today, I got a black screen. I searched on Google for T61p 1 long 2 shorts and here I am!
I have the T61p 14" version, with the FX570M (128 MB memory). Had the computer since September of 07, so that means out of warranty
I looked up my parts, and these are what I got that I think are the cause (why do I have 2 of the same part?) But I could be wrong.
42W3811 42W7650 SYSTEM PLANAR; FRU PLANAR CARD ASM NVIDI
42W9384 42W7650 SYSTEM PLANAR; FRU PLANAR CARD ASM NVIDI
At this point, I think I'll contact Lenovo and see what they can do for me... Do any of you know te approximate cost to repair this problem w/o warranty? Seems like it's a common problem on that GPU, maybe I should note that as I talk to Lenovo?
I'll keep you updated! Thanks!
04-17-2009 06:57 PM
To fix the motherboard problem out of warranty will cost you around 500 USD minimum, as you have to pay for the parts, labour and courier shipping. Just go to ebay and get a new motherboard, do it yourself.