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Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

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Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

#1 Post by alessiof » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 am

Hello guys! Love small communities like this.

My mother's T61p thinkpad died (It was the model with the faulty nvidia GPU). I am in the process of swapping the mobo with another model. My mother's laptop is a 16:9 one, while the mobo I bought is from a 4:3 laptop (which should be compatible according to the internet). However, the new mobo is too short to make contact with the dvd drive. Is there a cable extension available somewhere?

Thanks!

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Re: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:32 am

Welcome to the Forum.

I doubt that the 4:3 motherboard will do the trick properly.
Your mother's T61p is 16:10, not 16:9.
There are no drive-extension cables, but there is an interposer that might do the trick, see viewtopic.php?p=680106#p680106
It's the black connector at the right side on that picture.
You could theoretically modify it the same way as I did with the battery-connectors.
However, there are a lot more wires/pins to consider, so it would be very tricky!
I've never tried it, but maybe the interposer-part itself has all the "length" you need!
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Re: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

#3 Post by alessiof » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:46 am

Ignoring the DVD Drive ( which I will now look into) will the rest of the laptop work? Everything i have put back on so far seemed to fit right

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Re: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

#4 Post by wujstefan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:37 am

What are the FRUs of your old and new motherboards?
Dailies:
X201s - travel / garage
HP Elitebook 8770w (FHD IPS, SSD, Q4000M, 16Gb) - daily
Collectibles:
T43 (LED Flexview UXGA), Z60t, G41, R30, R50e, R61i
Under construction:
A31, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30, Z61m

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Re: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

#5 Post by alessiof » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:51 am

The old Mobo was "42w7653" while the new one should be "42w7648"

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