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highwayman57
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Thinkpad x240s motherboard replacement options

First time poster here, so please go easy if I haven't posted entirely correct.

 

I'm a 2nd user owner of a Thinkpad x240 20am model, which was found to be completely unresponsive the morning after an overnight electrical storm while recently on holiday in greece. During the storm, the machine was in sleep mode but charging via the power adapter. I assume the machine might have suffered a power surge via the power adapter, as there were no other connections (ie no network cables or peripherals).Since then the machine has been entirely unresponsive and the power button has been unlit. I have tried to follow the usual advice, ie remove the battery and power via a new power adapter, and/or holding the button down for periods up to 60 seconds etc, but the machine seems completely dead and I strongly suspect I will need to replace the systemboard.

 

The systemboard in place at the moment is a 04x5150 model, but I'm wondering if I could use a x5166 model that I've seen on-line at a more competitive price? Both seem to be for the same CPU. The OS on my machine had been upgraded to Windows 10 rather than the Win 7 Pro originally fitted and the HDD replaced with an SSD too. If relevant I had also added an Intel AC wifi card in the M2 slot.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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Re: Thinkpad x240s motherboard replacement options

Welcome to the forum!

 


@highwayman57 wrote:

but I'm wondering if I could use a x5166 model that I've seen on-line at a more competitive price?  


Yes, you can use any X240 motherboard, there is a list of FRu numbers for X240 models here: click me! (Check page 2, title "PLANARS")

 


@highwayman57 wrote:

The OS on my machine had been upgraded to Windows 10  


I was of the opinion that a motherboard change has an impact on the Win10 key, I'm not sure if you can reuse the key you originally had. But I'm not 100% sure about this, let's see if another forum members knows better.

 

Good luck with your purchase! And if you have any problem or question do not hesitate to post it here in the forum.

 

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highwayman57
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Re: Thinkpad x240s motherboard replacement options

Many thanks for the reply Tasurinchi.
Hopefully the OS should not be a major problem. If necessary I'll put in a new copy of win10.
Best wishes

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