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X220 replace motherboard

2017-09-05, 22:19 PM

Hi, since an unfortunate event, I was forced to join the forum :(. I'm a proud owner of an x220 4290CTO. Yesterday doing some cleaning to the machine, I fkd up a pin from the keyboard connector. Shame on me.


Now I want to replace the mobo, but I can't find any replacement for the 4290CTO. Should I ignore the "cto" part and go ahead with any mobo compatible with 4290 (List )?

Since I'm from Uruguay, I can't afford to fk up the buy , I can't send back the mobo if it doesn't fit or work with my model.


Home some of you can help me to solve this sh*t.


Deep sorrow.... love this machine.


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Re: X220 replace motherboard

2017-09-05, 23:17 PM

Motherboards from any 4290 will work.  Tablet boards will not fit


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Re: X220 replace motherboard

2017-09-06, 8:28 AM
I'd add one advice - do not use the systemboard with another CPU type (Normal Voltage or ULV) you have now. Otherwise the cooling system should be replaced either.

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