Edit: Due to shipping cost increases new prices for shipping go into effect monday January 18th, but I can still take orders to ship at current rates if the label is printed today, Saturday Jan 16th before midnight EST. I will do my best to have the new rates posted as soon as possible.
Since I'm asked this often it seemed logical to put together a collection of the parts needed.Update: For Sale still in effect while we have the boards in stock I'm offering a free upgrade to new NOS nVidia motherboard with this kit!
This is a brand new NOS board, 44c3924 in original ibm box with the updated GPU design. Most GPU chips dated in 2010 with boards manufactured in 2011-2012.
This kit will be all parts needed to convert your T60 or T60p to a T61 frankenpad, supporting upto 8gb of ram, 2.8ghz cpu, full SATA2 harddrive speed, all in a T60 series chassis with the IPS Flexview screen that was never offered in a T61.
This kit will be based on a T61 systemboard (42w7648) with Intel Graphics or (42w7649) with Discrete Graphics*, pulled from a complete fully working corporate laptop, fully tested and will come with Middleton's bios installed so it'll be ready to go with full SATA2 support, capable of running Merom or Penryn cpu chips, dual IDA mode, no miniPCIe whitelist and upgraded Slic2.1.
Also included will be your choice of a pcmcia/smartcard, or pcmcia/express card assembly housing, CPU Intel core2 duo T7300 (upgrades offered), T61 fan assembly, cpu support bracket. An LCD screen is NOT included in this kit!
Technical support will also be offered via email. You'll be expected to be competent in performing the job, but I'll help with any advice and guidance needed to complete the job, help with knowing what frame modifications are needed to get the T61 board into your T60 chassis
This is everything you need to transform your T60/T60p into a powerful frankenpad for under $200 plus shipping.
Basic price for this kit will be $199 plus $15 shipping (domestic), international will vary.
If you've always wanted to do this but didn't know if you could find the guidance you needed, then this a good opportunity for you. I've build many of these and have helped countless other members build theirs and you're getting more then just parts you're getting someone to virtually help you each step of the way**.
There are many upgrades available for this package such as more powerful cpu chips, other system board options, and I even have a couple genuine lenovo refurbished boards that were installed by on-site warranty repair. Availability of boards changes daily, so please PM me if you have something specific you're looking for. I also have some brand new flexview screens, should you want to upgrade your screen too.
*discrete graphics on a frankenpad includes risk of potential gpu failure. Many of us hardcore thinkpad fans find the benefits far outweigh the risks, but if you want the more reliable and efficient Intel graphics, or you're not willing to accept the potential of gpu related failures at some point in the future, then the Intel graphics would be a better choice.
**Support will be offered to the best of my ability and is complimentary. I'm not selling this service and it has no warranty implied or otherwise that I will be successful in teaching you the skills required. This is only intended as a legal disclaimer, so don't give it more or less concern then it deserves, so suffice it to say if you cannot take apart and reassemble a computer, then I probably won't be able to teach you these skills in email messages. If you can, but you want some backup should you run into an issue, or just want some guidance along the way, then this is for you.