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Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#1 Post by friedrich-eugen » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:48 am

Hello all,

I shall try to fix one or two of my remaining A31P, at least one for my personal historic interest.

But I do have really lots of parts left from the time my wife, my children and I used these machines on a daily basis. I had rebuilt those for my children from defective ones, all were runing above 2,5Ghz, all were running 2GB memory, all were running 7200rpm hdd....

I do have much to much of the mechanical parts, I do have some motherboards that do not work and several UXGA-Displays, that would need exchanging the tiny bulb (I never managed to do that as my fingers and my technique did not fit the job.)

If anyone is in need for such parts, just let me know (pm), I'll look whether I can help.

My wife demands that I clean out our "Arbeitszimmer", our homeoffice, we are to do our paperwork in, so in autum latest all remains unused will be "recycled"....
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Re: Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:11 am

hmm? When are you gonna list the parts here? Cuz I do think I will need some of the parts. If I were to replace the bulbs, do I need IPS-specific CCFL bulbs? What are some of the good guides available online for those IDTech displays?
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Re: Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:15 am

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Re: Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#4 Post by friedrich-eugen » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:48 am

Hello KfzHu1229,
hmm? When are you gonna list the parts here? Cuz I do think I will need some of the parts. If I were to replace the bulbs, do I need IPS-specific CCFL bulbs? What are some of the good guides available online for those IDTech displays?
I'm off for some days from today on.
-- I'll have to look into my boxes, I think I have about five spare displays, I believe all of them need inverter and/or bulbs, but I would have to test them
-- As far as i can see, I have three untouched and "complete" backlights for an exchange.

RBS,

I think I know how too, in theory... In practice I did not manage to finish the exchange:
The problem is to have the (sensitive, extremly thin) bulb not only introduced into the place the bulb was placed before, but to have the two cables added in a way, that suits the physical layout (not to long, not to short, the right form).
My eyes are not young any more (to much work with Laptops, glases), You need to have bulb and cabling fixed while soldering, so You need better tools then mine and You need to give the cabling that perfect shape, that allows to close "perfectly" the casing of the display again.

I did not manage some Years ago, I did consider to try again just the other day, and I did stop befor using those spare backlights I still have.

Sad, but true

Thanks for Your advice and help, as You always do !!
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now using TP W530 FHD (i7 Nvida2GB, 32GB, 256GB SSD & 500GB HDD) and X201/X230T (i7 8/16GB/500GB) Windows10 and a small Yoga 3-11(i7/8GB/512GbSSD)

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Re: Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#5 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:31 pm

friedrich-eugen wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:48 am
Hello all,

I shall try to fix one or two of my remaining A31P, at least one for my personal historic interest.

But I do have really lots of parts left from the time my wife, my children and I used these machines on a daily basis. I had rebuilt those for my children from defective ones, all were runing above 2,5Ghz, all were running 2GB memory, all were running 7200rpm hdd....

I do have much to much of the mechanical parts, I do have some motherboards that do not work and several UXGA-Displays, that would need exchangein the tiny bulb (I never managed to do that as my fingers and my technique did not fit the job.)

If anyone is in need for such parts, just let me know (pm), I'll look whether I can help.

My wife demands that I clean out our "Arbeitszimmer", our homeoffice, we are to do our paperwork in, so in autum latest all remains unused will be "recycled"....
Do you have the camera module/ top assembly/ the ultrabay numpad of A31p?
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Re: Thinkpad A31P - lots of parts -no boards- to give away later this Year

#6 Post by friedrich-eugen » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:49 pm

Hello RMSMajestic ...

... i feel a slight assocciation to the smal village, home of Asterix and Obelix, the Romans never occupied ?? ....

To answer Your question:
-- Yes, I think I have several of those Cameras, one Microphone, both to add at the top of the display ...
-- No, I do not have this extra numerical pad, as I used to have PS2-keyboard&mouse on my dock.


Sincerely Yours
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started with IBM-XT(80186) and AST-Ascentias NB (910N) in the 90ties, relying on Thinkpads (770X, A31P, T60-61P Frankenpads) until 2017,
now using TP W530 FHD (i7 Nvida2GB, 32GB, 256GB SSD & 500GB HDD) and X201/X230T (i7 8/16GB/500GB) Windows10 and a small Yoga 3-11(i7/8GB/512GbSSD)

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