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FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#1 Post by wujstefan » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:41 am

Hello,

I have a whole great set of CD/DVD/Bluray drives from thinkpads, but I cant find any information about FRU-to-thinkpad-model compatibility. Is there such site / document that would potentially allow recognition of drives I have in my stock?
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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:12 am

Does Thinkwiki not provide enough info for your needs?
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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#3 Post by wujstefan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 am

Nope!

I've got more than 40 different FRUs, lots of them are hard to determine which kind of UB are they. FRUs be my guide!
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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#4 Post by iamdmc » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:54 pm

thinkpads.org/fru used to work in 2019 but it's down now :(

https://libthinkpad.github.io/fru/ is still up though!

last resource: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup but not as 'readable' sometimes in my experience
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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#5 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm

wujstefan wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 am
Nope!

I've got more than 40 different FRUs, lots of them are hard to determine which kind of UB are they. FRUs be my guide!v


Look at the wording on the drive, if it says Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced, then it-s T40-T61 era (and R, X, etc). If it says Serial Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced then its from the T400-500-440-540 (and maybe later) era,

The back end connectors are also dead giveaways.

Only 40??
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#6 Post by wujstefan » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:02 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Only 40??
40 types of unused FRUs. For ~300 total.
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Look at the wording on the drive, if it says Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced, then it-s T40-T61 era (and R, X, etc). If it says Serial Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced then its from the T400-500-440-540 (and maybe later) era,
It's unfortunately not entirely truth :)
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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#7 Post by cadillacmike68 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:15 am

wujstefan wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:02 pm
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Only 40??
40 types of unused FRUs. For ~300 total.
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Look at the wording on the drive, if it says Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced, then it-s T40-T61 era (and R, X, etc). If it says Serial Ultrabay Slim or Enhanced then its from the T400-500-440-540 (and maybe later) era,
It's unfortunately not entirely truth :)
In the T-series era, from T20 through The T--W-440/540 series there were only three physical interfaces and two heights. The Ultrabay 2000 series has a longer rounded end connector that sticks out from the end of the device. It's in T/A/R 20 and 30 series.

The next one is the Ultrabay Slim and Enhanced. These had a connector that was flush with the back and T/R/X60 series had a plastic tip on the end to prevent them from going into the older T/R/X-40and 50 series. People cut this tab off and the drives supposedly work in the x40 and 50 series. These don't say ultrabay slim or enhanced, but it is EASY to tell what you have got, The connector is a One Part affair unlike the later ultrabay serial device. and there are two heights, slim and enhanced with the enhanced being about 2-3mm thicker.

The ultrabay serial slim and serial enhanced also have a flush connector, but if you look it, it is in Two parts. They also have a smaller square shaped tab that sticks out in the middle to prevent them from going in an older series. These are again in two heights with the enhanced being 2-3mm thicker just like the earlier series.

IBM / Lenovo source parts from many subvendors and just changing the optical drive inside from Toshiba to Panasonic to HL, etc, makes a different FRU. Firmware updates will also cause a new FRU. I've seen many DVD Multi ultrabay slim drives with a II or II after the name which tells me that it is a later revision of the first (IBM) DVD multi drives. Even what looks like the same item will have something different inside that will make it a different FRU. there is also the MFR PN same numbering style what closely follows the FRU numbering pattern.

In the end there are only those 3 connectors (3 & 1/2 with the slim T60 devices with the tab on the end) in two heights.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#8 Post by Radioguy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:10 am

Well, if there's a R61-compatible BD burner in that lot, I'd be interested. ;)
240, 380ED, 760C, 760CD, 760E, 760EL, 760LD, 760LD, 760XD, 760XD, A30, E520, G40, I1300, P53, R31, R40, R51, R52, R61, T20, T30, T40, T41, T42, T43, T43P, T60, T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, T460, X1C2, X30, X40, X220, X301 and on, and on, and on...

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Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

#9 Post by cadillacmike68 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:59 pm

R61 takes the Ultrabay Enhanced taller 12.7mm drives.

There is one, PRICEY BRD that fits it, but I can't find one on ebay. The rest of the x60/61 systems have Ultrabay Slim (9.5mm high) and to my knowledge there was never a PATA BRD in 9.5mm high size.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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