02-07-2013 09:18 AM
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02-07-2013 10:45 AM - edited 02-07-2013 11:05 AM
What are the 7-digit type/model numbers from the back of each laptop? This will aid further discussion and the referencing of part numbers.
If the fan in "T60-B" is making any abnormal noise it means it may not be giving optimal performance. It could probably still use a fresh cleaning and lubrication even if you don't see any obvious buildup of dust or particles. In addition, the thermal paste (a.k.a. thermal compound) between the heatsink and CPU may need to be refreshed. The thermal compound aids in heat dissipation. Use a good quality product such as Arctic Silver 5, which always works great for me.
02-07-2013 11:16 AM
Okay, Firstly, I got the TPFancontrol working, so scratch all those questions.
And now the hard drive has been swapped from T60-A back to T60-B and I am monitoring temps. Maybe by the time I'm done typing, things will be warmed up a bit.
Type for T60-B (overheating 15" unit) is: 1952-AP2
Type for T60-C (donor 15" unit) is: 2637-D06 (DO6?)
Fans interchangeable maybe?
Don't figure the type for the 14" guy that works matters, but it is a 1952-A36. Maybe there's a hard drive compatibility issue between the 14" guy and the 15" guy?
On T60-A, the fan was running at 2660rpm, CPU temp 61 degrees.
On T60-B (currently using to type this, Fan is at 3512rpm, CPU temp is at 81 degrees... and seems to be slowly climbing.
I'll post back shoul conditions change.
02-07-2013 11:53 AM
02-07-2013 01:08 PM - edited 02-07-2013 08:18 PM
Glad to hear you got TPFancontrol working. I assume you installed the latest version (v.062)? What OS are you using BTW?
Good that you posted all 3 type/model numbers. Now, let's have a field day with parts.
You have 3 standard screen (4:3 ratio) models:
"T60A": ThinkPad T60 (1952-A36)
Based on 1952-43G: T2400(1.83GHz), 1GB RAM, 60GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro
"T60B": ThinkPad T60 (1952-AP2)
Based on 1951-52U: T2400(1.83GHz), 1GB RAM, 60GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro
"T60C": ThinkPad T60 (2637-D06)
Based on 2007-C7U: T2500(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1400x1050, 128MB ATI Radeon X1400, CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 9c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro
First, it's worth mentioning that system boards between 14.1" and 15.0" standard T60's are completely interchangeable. There are 15.4" widescreen T60 models and boards between those and the standard screen models are not interchangeable.
Also, your T60A 14.1" and T60B 15.0"" both have an Intel 950 "Integrated" GPU and integrated fan/heatsink FRU 41V9931 or 41W6406. The fans from T60A and T60B are completely interchangeable (despite the fact their screens are a different size). Your T60C 15.0" has ATI "discrete" graphics and will have discrete fan/heatsink FRU 41V9932 or 41W6407. Most likely it has the 41V9932 since it's not a Core 2 Duo. However it does have a marginally better T2500(2GHZ) Core Duo processor which you may consider swapping into T60B, which currently has a T2400(1.83GHz) Core Duo processor.
Here's a nice find: Your T60C has a 15.0" 1400x1050 high resolution screen with I.P.S. Flexview display. If that diaplay is in good condition (not too dim, no lines on the display, etc.) then it would be great to swap the entire LCD assembly from T60C over to T60B. The Flexview displays, as their name implies, allow for viewing at wider angles without loss of quality, and also have better contrast (the whites are brighter and the blacks are darker) and overall more vivid colors than a non-flexview display such as the 15.0" one on T60B.
There are no hard drive compatibility issues between any T60 models. You may just have to update a few drivers when swapping hard drives from one to another.
Here is your T60 system service parts list and Hardware Maintenance Manual. And here is a useful Knowledgebase article entitled T60/T61 Fan Replacement/Cleaning. Keep monitoring temperatures. Be back later. In the meantime one of the other guys may chime in.
02-07-2013 01:56 PM
Wow! Thank you!
All three are (or were) running XP SP3.
T60-A has been upgraded to 1.5GB Ram
T60-B is now 2GB
Both do, of course, have the 1.83 processor.
Hard drives, having been swapped around and or dead.. T60-A has a 60 gig HD.
New HD to go into T60-B is 250 gig, and is now working with a fresh XP install in T60-A (will swap them soon)
As for the fan in T60-C, it looks prettiy integrated with the heatsink to me. But maybe it's not. Yes, FUR 41V9932. So, is that to say it won't work in T60-B?
Any event, I don't think that's the problem. That said, T60-B is back up to 86 degrees. Gah.
Basically, T60-C was my first one. Love how rugged they are (I'm abusive), so I figured I'd just stick with T60s, and start a 'junkyard' of 'em
But I really prefer the 15" versions.
Different drivers for the different types of (4:3, no widescreens here) screens?
Again.. thanks so much!
02-07-2013 04:43 PM
Clean the fan on T60(B) with compressed air, but hold the blades with a thin screwdriver or a toothpick so they don't spin. You'll have to remove the keyboard in order to do this properly.
If the temperatures don't improve afterwards, or the fan remains noisy, it's time for a replacement.
02-07-2013 11:19 PM
One more hint:
If the fan is running, the CPU is overheated but the heat sink is cool (touch it with a finger carefully), the heatpipe on the heat sink is damaged and lost its containing cooling-liquid ---> replace heat sink
02-09-2013 10:05 AM
Thanks again to all of you! Y'alls are great!