First of all: Beware that your fan need
not necessarily be replaced if beginning to become noisy; the noise may in whole or part be owing to an excessive amount of dust sitting in the fan. Some users have reported managing to take apart a fan, greasing it (using e.g. sewing machine oil
which is free of damaging acid), and all is OK again; about how to do this, see the guide at ThinkPad T60 Fan Repair
. That would be the cheapest fix!
While I don’t understand what you exactly mean by ”2007-CTO V3B
” you should be able to look up most of the parts originally shipped with your ThinkPad through the Warranty Status
and at the following page (“Warranty status”) where you select “View parts lookup results for this system” to get a comprehensive list. Some parts may however not be displayed there. What is the GPU
in your T60? The cooling fan is different for the different GPU’s (integrated Intel GMA950 or the ATI X1300/X1400/FireGL V5200) as evident from System service parts - ThinkPad T60, T60p (4:3 LCD systems)
You may often benefit from trying the Search function
here on the forum; by doing this, and searching for 41V9932 and 41W6407 the following interesting threads come up:Fan question: 41V9932 vs. 41W6407 on a T60 2007-FUG?
stating, amongst other things:
As you have probably figured out already, 41W6407 is an newer and improved version of 41V9932. Where 41V9932 is marginal is some cases, 41W6407 does the job correctly.
... and also points to this image
showing the difference.
Further hints: See Unbearably Noisy Fan
which reminds you that...:
Before you install the new assembly, make sure that you peel the thin plastic covers off of the two grey heat sink pads. The manual doesn't mention that step.
and the thread T60: Planning on swapping out my T2400 for a T7600...help?
which gives a number of good advices:
1.) Don't touch the thermal pads. As long as they are not torn and they touch the GPU once installed you are good to go.
2.) Doesn't matter as long as you apply a paper thin even coat. I usually apply it to the CPU core.
3.) Use the paste in the amount equal to the size of a grain of rice. Use a credit card to smooth it out and cover the entire core. Remember - paper thin.
For the sake of completeness you might also want to browse the following threads which are also interesting/relevant in this relation: T60 Replacing Fan - Thermal Grease (Pic warning)
and Is it possible to put a T61 heat sink in a T60p?
and *The T60 Fan Thread*
and ThinkPad T60/T60p Service and Support Training DVD
; the latter showing you how to take apart and assemble a T60. You may also know the existence of the Hardware removal and installation - ThinkPad T60, T60p
. Everything is - of course! - described in the famous Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad T60/p (4:3 LCD models)
Spareparts for T60 ThinkPad’s can be purchased e.g. directly from IBM see IBM Reservedeler
. Beware of shipping time and –cost.PS
: If you are about to "upgrade" your old, trustworthy T60 with a new fan, then I'd absolute suggest that you get yourself an Intel X25-M Solid State Drive
while you're spending money already. You certain won't reget that upgrade - I assure you! Although Intel is coming out with their third generation laptop SSD's most likely in March 2011 (designated "Postville Refresh"), it is uncertain if the 2nd generation SSD's will fall in price, but if you wish - keep an eye open for that!
This is what I consider being a fairly thorough reply, so I hope it may be of some use...in any case: Good luck!