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T42P needs parts

#1 Post by crab_rangoon » Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:54 pm

I've got a 15" IBM Thinkpad T42P with lots of cracking on the plastic case which I'd like to fix/replace. The screen is good, the motherboard is good... it's just the lower case that needs attention.

I'd like to find a broken/for parts unit and salvage what I need. Which model could I buy as a parts unit and swap this thing's motherboard + screen/lid onto?

I'm imagining i could find a T41/T42/T43 but i'm not sure what would be compatible. It's not too likely I'll find an exact model match for me to get parts from.

What I've got specifically:
T42p 2379-DYU, 15" flexview IPS UXGA, 1.8GHz dothan, 128mb FireGL

Pics of the laptop and its damage:
My machines: T42P | T42 | A20P | X201

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Re: T42P needs parts

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:16 am

You can use any 15" T41/T42/T43 model and scrounge/swap that for parts.
These parts are all interchangeable (except integrated or discrete fans).
You can also get manuals for doing this from the HMM link above.
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