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T20-T23 Series and T30 specific matters only. NOT for T25-Retro.
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T2x parts

#1 Post by b1ack0p » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:51 pm

Hello,

I purchased one T21 non-working but good condition and one T23 working but bad condition thinkpads. I was wondering if i can fit T23 mobo and screen into T21 chasis? Are the parts interchangeble? I didnt receive them yet but i may face some other broken parts as well as they are really old.
my ThinkCollection: X20, X31, X40, X601s, X61, X230, T23, T42, T60

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Re: T2x parts

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:29 pm

No, you can't swap mobos.
The T20/T21/T22 has only 1 USB-port in the back, while the T23 has 2 USB-ports there.

Yes, you can swap screens, assuming both machines have a 14.1" screen.
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Re: T2x parts

#3 Post by b1ack0p » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:57 am

Thanks for the reply. unfortunately i placed the orders already :/ i hope t23 bottom case is in good shape. otherwise i will have a problem.
my ThinkCollection: X20, X31, X40, X601s, X61, X230, T23, T42, T60

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Re: T2x parts

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:41 pm

There are much more differences between T22 bottom cover vs T23 bottom cover other than that USB port.
The T22 has a smaller window for the mPCI slot because it doesn't have the modem on a daughter card unlike on the T23
Also the cooler between them are totally different. The sockets and mounts for the heatsink are also totally different, and also the T22 cooler has much more cooling capacity because the coppermine Pentium IIIs run real hot!
afaik even the hinge covers are different
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