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FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#1 Post by lulujyc » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 am

For sale is a limited edition handmade "X61HK" mod.
What is the "X61HK"?
TLDR: Some 51nb forum members cut the chassis of X61 and X201, then put them together to fit a X200/ X201/ X210 board into a retro 4:3 form chassis.
The X61H is a mod by 51nb.com forum member jxz1111111 (https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=vi ... id=1857675), based on the experiences on the X60H mod by robou (https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=vi ... id=1674617).
The mod includes cutting the back case & the top case, re-mounting screw holes on the two cases, switching a modded screen cable from the X200, and modding the battery.
Interested old ThinkPad fans can refer to those instructions:
https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=vi ... id=1881530
https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=vi ... id=1879555

Specs:
Display: NOS SXGA screen
Battery: 3-cell modded, refer to AIDA64
Keyboard: Chicony, in good condition
Case: Condition please refer to the photo, screen bezel is NOS
CPU: 8th gen i5 8250U
Cooling: 17m19 mod 3-heatpipe fan
Memory: 16G DDR4 2133 Dual Channel
SSD: Liteon T10 240 NVMe
Speaker: Dual Speaker from X201

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/A3ZMObX

Please note that this mod is for diehard X60 fans only. A lot of tapes and glues are used to build this mod. I personally will not suggest buyers to teardown this machine unless some parts are broken. You need to have some mod skills to mod the battery and keyboard if they fail. Sleep works good as I've modded the keyboard bezel to fit the magnet.

Price: 2000USD or Best Offer
Last edited by lulujyc on Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:08 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:10 am

All the forum.51nb links are non-working (i.e. wrongly copy/pasted).

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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#3 Post by lulujyc » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:08 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:10 am
All the forum.51nb links are non-working (i.e. wrongly copy/pasted).
fixed, thanks!
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#4 Post by atagunov » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:11 pm

Hi, not actually bidding.. but curious about the battery. What was the mod? New cells?
Seems like a 6-cell battery btw.. Each 18650 cell is about the size of AA
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#5 Post by lulujyc » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 am

atagunov wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Hi, not actually bidding.. but curious about the battery. What was the mod? New cells?
Seems like a 6-cell battery btw.. Each 18650 cell is about the size of AA
New cells but the battery size is smaller compared to normal X201 ones. Only 3 cell, you can refer to the AIDA64 page.
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#6 Post by atagunov » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:40 am

lulujyc wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 am
Only 3 cell, you can refer to the AIDA64 page.
Apologies again, would you have a link?
I'm actually curious why anybody would want to make a 3-cell variant for X201.. It seems the mod-ed battery is still same size as original and the only win is the smaller weight?
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#7 Post by lulujyc » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:01 am

atagunov wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:40 am
lulujyc wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 am
Only 3 cell, you can refer to the AIDA64 page.
Apologies again, would you have a link?
I'm actually curious why anybody would want to make a 3-cell variant for X201.. It seems the mod-ed battery is still same size as original and the only win is the smaller weight?

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/A3ZMObX

No the size is smaller. I modded it in order to fit the X61H mod. It's not for X201, it's for the X61H mod only. X201 batteries can't fit in X61H because they're longer.
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#8 Post by atagunov » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:03 am

what???!!!! you know it took me soooo long to appreciate what I was even looking at!!
so it's an X210 board, but not in a X200 or X201 body as it usually is but in a combined X61/X200 body!!!!
a board intended for a 16:10 ultraportable body in a 4:3 ultraportable body!

wow, that's quite a rare thing! a Frankenpad among Frankenpads!
apologies for taking your time, I really truly couldn't appreciate this Thinkpad for what it is

btw did you take any measures to make battery controller aware it's got a smaller capacity now? or did it just figure out the cells are not the same any more? which controller was it in this battery if you remember? no magic trickery was needed to "talk" to the controller or reset it?
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#9 Post by lulujyc » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 am

atagunov wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:03 am
what???!!!! you know it took me soooo long to appreciate what I was even looking at!!
so it's an X210 board, but not in a X200 or X201 body as it usually is but in a combined X61/X200 body!!!!
a board intended for a 16:10 ultraportable body in a 4:3 ultraportable body!

wow, that's quite a rare thing! a Frankenpad among Frankenpads!
apologies for taking your time, I really truly couldn't appreciate this Thinkpad for what it is

btw did you take any measures to make battery controller aware it's got a smaller capacity now? or did it just figure out the cells are not the same any more? which controller was it in this battery if you remember? no magic trickery was needed to "talk" to the controller or reset it?
Yeah that's pretty much what I'm selling and it's okay thanks haha.
I modded the case first and dropped the case and the original controller board to a guy on Taobao who installs new battery cells onto old battery packs. I told him to install three batteries and solder the wire, he did it, tested, and sent back to me, and that's the story of the 3-cell battery here.
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#10 Post by Krissharm » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 am

Extremely bespoke!
Amazing work
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#11 Post by lulujyc » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:22 am

Krissharm wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 am
Extremely bespoke!
Amazing work
Thank you!
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Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

#12 Post by dmdsoftware » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 am

I remember seeing a lot about this Frankenstein job when I last bought my X210. I was fascinated by the photos I saw on the 51nb site. Could never fully understand the story around the photos as it was all in chinese, but the "zipper" in the photos explained to me a lot about what was done. Never thought about how the battery was done -- assume it was somehow magically a X201 battery that could line up properly in a X60 shell.

Good to see an actual unit available and the discussion around it in English.
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