Support Community Forum Index Bill Morrow's Open Forum - The Original Thinkpad Support Forum
Follow ThinkpadsForum on Twitter
Goodbye Lorita, wherever you've gone..

If you've found this forum useful, please consider donating a dollar or two

It is currently Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:50 am

All times are UTC-05:00

Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:45 pm 
Freshman Member

Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:49 pm
Posts: 67
Location: Easton, PA
I built my first Frankenpad over the weekend--a 15" T60/T61 (T61 mobo, Intel graphics). I thought it might be helpful to give a heads-up about an apparently uncommon experience I had with the modem connector and frame.

For my build, the modem connector was *not* in the way of the nearest frame stand-off thingee (they were just very, very close). As a result, I didn't need to: 1) remove the modem connector from the mobo; nor, 2) alter the frame standoff thingee nearest the modem connector. The only thing I did with respect to that particular stand-off thingee was put some kapton tape on the mobo beneath it to prevent possible shorting from frame flexing.

I thought I might be doing something wrong b/c I was expecting an obstruction there (per all the advice I read here and elsewhere). Maybe there are slight differences in T60 frames or T61 mobos such that sometimes there is an obstruction at the modem connector and sometimes not? I don't know, but I'm writing this in case someone else experiences similar confusion.

Everything works great and I really like finally having a T60/T61 15" Frankenpad. Thanks to the many people over the years who have posted info/advice re: Frankenpad building.
p.s. The only structural thing I did to the frame (per the general instructions for T60/61 Frankenpad building) was dremel down the *other* nearby frame standoff thingee (the one that's diagonal and a little "lower").

T520 4242-AA7 (15.6", FHD)
T60/61 Frankenpad (15", UXGA)
T60p 2008-93U (15", UXGA)
T60 Schwabenpad (14", XGA)
...& others

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC-05:00

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited