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T42's MB/Screen swap with R51 - possible?

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T42's MB/Screen swap with R51 - possible?

#1 Post by Andrew479 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:13 am

Hi there again!
I got my hands on R51 in great condition and seeing that it's not that different from 15" T42 in terms of port placement (only IEEE1394 is missing on T42), is it possible to fit T42 Mobo inside R51 chassis? The T42 is pretty beaten up, but has great graphics (Radeon 9600) and 15" 1400x1050 Flexview. Seeing that my R51 is worse in most aspects, performance-wise, such swap would be highly beneficial.
R51 has 15" XGA - would that be a problem? Are display cables compatible too?

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Re: T42's MB/Screen swap with R51 - possible?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:08 am

Mobo-swap is no problem, but LCD-cables probably are:
R51-XGA is different from R51-SXGA+ and
T42-SXGA+ is also different from R51-SXGA+
You can try to transfer the whole lid of your T42 onto the R51, it might work.
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