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SOLD: T601F aka FrankenPad

#1 Post by Natakranta » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:39 pm

SOLD 11th June 2022.

Hi, I'm selling my own built FrankenPad.
This is IBM ThinkPad T60 shell, last one that came with 15" 1400x1050 IPS legendary FlexView screen, modded with Lenovo ThinkPad T61 14" motherboard.
The idea is to combine the greatest IBM laptop screen with fastest possible internals from following year model. Custom Middleton BIOS allowed for use of 64bit CPUs
Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000 CPU
Nvidia NVS140M GPU
8GB RAM, very rare and expensive 2x4GB DDR2 sticks.
120GB SSD, clean, or with W10 or Linux Mint installed to buyers desire.
Intel AC 7260 WiFi card, dual band (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz)
Fantastic UK layout keyboard
ThinkLight
DVD drive
Original Lenovo battery still at 70% capacity
90W original Lenovo charger

It was fun to build it last year, but I don't have time to play with it any more. I need to clean my laptops stock. Price may appear high for such old laptop, but bear in mind the parts it's been built of are very expensive.

Price: 260 EUR
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Postage: DPD within EU

Pictures on Google Drive

Tags: T60, T61, R60, R61, T400, T500, FrankenPad, Frank
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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#2 Post by PadPoet » Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:51 pm

Is the panel dead pixel free? How is the backlight bleed? Panel hours? Are the hinges tight? Does the price include shipping within the EU?

Lovely unit!

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#3 Post by Natakranta » Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:17 am

PadPoet wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Is the panel dead pixel free? How is the backlight bleed? Panel hours? Are the hinges tight? Does the price include shipping within the EU?

Lovely unit!
No dead pixels on the display. I checked twice and I don't see any dead or stuck pixels.
No backlight bleed noticeable in daily usage. I had to use camera in blackout room to be able to see a miniscule light bleed on the bottom of panel.
No clue how to check panel hours.
Yes, price includes DPD shipment in EU. I'll throw in some extras as a surprise to buyer.
I added 3 videos to linked above Google Drive folder. Please check them out.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#4 Post by PadPoet » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:32 pm

Thanks for the info. I will PM you tonight.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#5 Post by kapqa » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:39 am

was it ddifficult to assemble?

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#6 Post by Natakranta » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:24 pm

kapqa wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:39 am
was it ddifficult to assemble?
It's complete disassemble and little modification to metal frame the motherboard is attached to , see link to pictures on opening post here on forums

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#7 Post by PadPoet » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:55 am

Let me know when you see my PMs :D Thanks

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#8 Post by Natakranta » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:11 pm

PadPoet wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:55 am
Let me know when you see my PMs :D Thanks
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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#9 Post by Natakranta » Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:19 pm

Price reduced.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#10 Post by Natakranta » Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:37 am

Price reduced - Christmas sale :)

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#11 Post by beaudiggity » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:41 am

Still for sale? Would you ship to NZ?

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#12 Post by Natakranta » Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:13 pm

Still available. I'll add free some spare parts with it.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#13 Post by hamster25 » Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:03 am

Do you have the date from the GPU to see if it could be affected by the solder issue from Nvidia chips from that time?

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#14 Post by Natakranta » Fri Mar 11, 2022 7:25 am

hamster25 wrote:
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:03 am
Do you have the date from the GPU to see if it could be affected by the solder issue from Nvidia chips from that time?

GPU picture taken when I was puting it all together.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#15 Post by lbh79 » Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:50 am

Hi I am interested, is this still available? If yes please do let me know. Thanks in advance

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#16 Post by Natakranta » Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:23 am

lbh79 wrote:
Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:50 am
Hi I am interested, is this still available? If yes please do let me know. Thanks in advance
Yes, still for sale, but delivery within EU and UK only.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#17 Post by Natakranta » Mon May 09, 2022 4:22 pm

Bump. Price down to sell.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#18 Post by jenbooks13 » Wed May 18, 2022 6:11 pm

Hi what's the cost now and are you sure you won't deliver to the USA if shipping costs are included

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#19 Post by Natakranta » Sat May 21, 2022 10:38 am

Hi, shipping to USA with Irish Post tracked & insured is 80EUR. Is it worth it for you? 350 EUR sent to USA.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#20 Post by jenbooks13 » Sat May 21, 2022 5:21 pm

Thanks for answering. I'm just learning about these mods and looking over options. I am a little worried about the UK keyboard...

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#21 Post by Natakranta » Sun May 22, 2022 7:37 am

jenbooks13 wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Thanks for answering. I'm just learning about these mods and looking over options. I am a little worried about the UK keyboard...
No worries, I have like new (zero wear) US keyboard that I can swap in for you.

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#22 Post by jenbooks13 » Wed May 25, 2022 10:59 am

Thanks! I'm still in a research mode. Most on this forum are very familiar with all the parts and mods, and I'm a bit of a newbie. I want that screen. I react badly to contemporary super bright screens. I do have a nice Dell laptop and the monitor it's hooked up to is the old fluorescent kind that doesn't bother my eyes at all. Lately (pandemic influenced perhaps) I wake up at night and am up for hours and I thought I could get some writing done during that time, and just thought it would be cool to get one of these old IBMs. I used to have the 13.3 inch one, a long time ago. I'm not sure if I need a frankenpad but it's tempting. I probably could do with a refurbished one since I won't be doing anything complex, and can save to dropbox, go back to sleep, and then go to my desk in the morning. (too much info probably lol)

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Re: FS: T601F aka FrankenPad

#23 Post by Natakranta » Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:25 pm

Sold locally this weekend.

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