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WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#1 Post by digmorepaka » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:01 am

Looking for 15.4" shortscreen T61/p hinges. Preferably oem new but 'replacement'/used is fine if they don't wiggle!
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#2 Post by atagunov » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 am

Think I'd seen some on ebay.de or ebay.uk or some other EU ebay recently. I was looking for 15" T60 hinges and only found 1 offer - which I've taken :)
I seem to remember coming against 14" and 15.4" hinges more often
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:39 am

I am all too familiar with the kind of design that is used for widescreen T61's. It's used by Dell over and over and every one of those things will give you a bit of hinge wobble play- especially when they have aged. It's not so much of it not giving play that one wants, but rather it having just a little play that you can see yourself live with!
Also be aware that the 14.1" and 15" regular 4:3 screen hinges are of a totally different design than the 14" and 15.4" widescreen ones. The former won't give you nearly as much play but the latter is perhaps more durable.
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#4 Post by digmorepaka » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:44 pm

atagunov wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 am
Think I'd seen some on ebay.de or ebay.uk or some other EU ebay recently. I was looking for 15" T60 hinges and only found 1 offer - which I've taken :)
I seem to remember coming against 14" and 15.4" hinges more often
Got a link? The ones I see have terrible shipping costs
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#5 Post by atagunov » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:54 pm

digmorepaka wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Got a link? The ones I see have terrible shipping costs
I actually paid EUR 13 delivery on EUR 10 hinges... Germany to UK. It was indeed a bit painful.
I'm sorry, I don't know which ebay items would be less costly for you to get delivered
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#6 Post by wujstefan » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 pm

All of them wiggle.
New ones wiggle.
Fix yours with Loctite and live happily :)
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#7 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm

wujstefan wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 pm
All of them wiggle.
New ones wiggle.
Fix yours with Loctite and live happily :)
Actually yeah Loctite might help.
But there are three areas that can cause the wobble: The screw from the hinge to the lid is loose, the screw from the hinge to the bottom chassis is loose, or the hinge itself is worn down (yes because of this steel design that is more focused on ruggedness and not elegance). The former two can be solved with Loctite while the latter can't.
Tighten all of the hinge screws well. If it still gives you more wobble than what youd like, then you need to replace the hinge. But be warned a replacement hinge will have some degree of wobble too.
If you are getting it used, the first thing you should do is to lubricate the hinges. These widescreen hinges have their ends exposed to dust and when dust forms slime with the lubricant inside the hinges, it will jam up and break your lid!
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#8 Post by wujstefan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:05 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm
The former two can be solved with Loctite while the latter can't.
Not correct.
If you disassemble the hinge you will fix it with loctite. Better than new.
Worked for T61p, R60, R61, T60 so far.

Did not work for G40 though <cry>
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#9 Post by digmorepaka » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm
But there are three areas that can cause the wobble: The screw from the hinge to the lid is loose, the screw from the hinge to the bottom chassis is loose,
Can't be those when it wobbles with it outside the machine :D


Where do you suggest i apply loctite? and which strength?
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#10 Post by digmorepaka » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:30 am

https://youtu.be/2KA0p5FB1U8 Video of the hinge
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#11 Post by atagunov » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:01 am

digmorepaka wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 am
Where do you suggest i apply loctite? and which strength?
Second the question!
kfzhu1229 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm
If you are getting it used, the first thing you should do is to lubricate the hinges
I'd also be interested in any advice on lubrication: what lubricant to use? WD-40? Sewing machines oil? ...? Is the suggestion to somehow disassemble the hinge first?

In my case it's 15" T60 and R60 but I understand the main topic is about 15.4" T61p
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#12 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:04 am

wujstefan wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:05 am
kfzhu1229 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm
The former two can be solved with Loctite while the latter can't.
Not correct.
If you disassemble the hinge you will fix it with loctite. Better than new.
Worked for T61p, R60, R61, T60 so far.

Did not work for G40 though <cry>
Well if you have 4:3 T6x the hinge design is totally different and those won't have the wobble problem I'm talking about.
if you have 16:10 ones the hinge design is the dell ones I'm talking about and those will have three different areas causing the wobble.
I can be wrong that thinkpad can have some magics here to avoid the problem while using identical mechanisms but I can't really imagine that
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#13 Post by wujstefan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:23 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:04 am
wujstefan wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:05 am
Not correct.
If you disassemble the hinge you will fix it with loctite. Better than new.
Worked for T61p, R60, R61, T60 so far.

Did not work for G40 though <cry>
Well if you have 4:3 T6x the hinge design is totally different and those won't have the wobble problem I'm talking about.
if you have 16:10 ones the hinge design is the dell ones I'm talking about and those will have three different areas causing the wobble.
I can be wrong that thinkpad can have some magics here to avoid the problem while using identical mechanisms but I can't really imagine that
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Re: WTB T61/p 15.4" hinges

#14 Post by olex126 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:34 pm

I was rooting through the parts bin and came across a pair of new hinges for a 15" WS T61.

They are not IBM/Lenovo, but are new replacement hinges.

If I remember correctly, the video chip on the intended target gave out before I got them installed.

If you're interested, $15 U.S. + shipping.

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