02-25-2017 07:21 PM - edited 02-26-2017 01:51 AM
Little problem: the downloadable .flv files which are supposed to be the video files are empty. Who is responsible for quality control here? Who to tell to please take care of the situation?
Additionally: I also have a T400 here, with the same problem: old/dying fan. Though the X60/X61 duo is older then the T400, they have their service video series (at least in theory), but the T400 doesn't have it. The service videos for the T start at T410. Bummer. Is it easier to replace the T400's fan than that of the X60/X61's? Especially without the official video guide. If all else fails, there's still YouTube.
What to do here?
02-26-2017 09:32 AM
I never watch the videos, for my taste the Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Manuals (HMM) are much better.
Is it easier to replace the T400's fan than that of the X60/X61's?
In my opinion yes, since it requires less disassembly. From top of my mind you only need to remove the keyboard, palmrest and keyboard bezel (and the heatsink of course). While for the X6 series you need to remove the motherboard to get to the fan.
03-30-2017 07:43 AM - edited 03-30-2017 07:46 AM
The T400 may be easy with just the PDF manual (I haven't got to it yet), but the X61s is more complicated beast, I gut stuck using the PDF only. I absolutely need the X61s disassembly videos:
Let us know how it goes!
Which are supposedly on this page. But only their emply place is there.
03-30-2017 08:23 AM
I gut stuck using the PDF only.
May I ask at which step did you get stuck?
I just cleaned, repasted and "revived" an X61 (non s) last weekend. It's quite easy IMO. Basically you need to remove the keyboard and the uppercase. The rest is easy to spot once the hardware is exposed.
Alternatively, try looking for videos in Youtube, there are many enthusiasts that record their own experiences on video.
03-30-2017 11:00 AM
They're Flash videos, times have changed, and they are probably not allowed by your browser. One way to watch them is to download the whole lot from here:
Then use a Flash video player like VLC to view.
Hope this helps!
04-24-2017 10:38 AM - edited 04-24-2017 10:42 AM
When I got to this secret link, I got this error message:
An unexpected error has occurred. This error has been logged and the support team has been notified. For questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
Anyways, when I get secret links like, my question is always: how do I get to the page from the main page? Maybe that would help here, too.
Wait... Let's check out the ThinkPad T470s / ThinkPad T460s service manuals, for example:
I'm clicking on the download button at BOTTOM COVER REMOVAL. It downloads a file. MP4 in this case, but I can play an FLV file, too.
Do you get folks, that my pet peeve is that Lenovo had the intention to put these downloadable service videos for my machine, the X61s page as well, they just somehow forgot it, or screw up something? (See it here: https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=632&key=TGVuZw==) The point isn't if the file is FLV or MP4, but who is in charge of this, and where to tell her to fix the errors?
(To the question where I'm stuck at - let's put this in brackets for now... as the machine is not with here at the moement... and I feel official video help would definitely trump help in by forum text... Though I greatly appreciate your efforts!)
So, to sum it up: Lenovo had the intention to put up helpful service videos to my machine - as the have service videos for other machines - they just screw up something on their home page. Who is in charge, who to tell to fix it? Thanks!