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brucehe
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Frankenpad value?

#1 Post by brucehe » Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Hello all,

I have a 15” T60P I finally turned into a Frankenpad with a Quadra NVS140 new old stock mother board I purchased from TuuS on the Forum.
It has a FlexView high density 1600 X 1200 beautiful display I purchased years ago and installed. The machine has always been used in a docking station so the keyboard is like new, plastics and display are in very good condition.
I also installed a T9300 CPU and T500 fan.
I was running it with a SSD, but would like to sell without a hard drive.
It has 3GB RAM and Intel 5300 Wi-Fi card.
Battery is a 9 cell in good condition at about 75% of capacity, 63 Wh
No camera or fingerprint swipe
I have no idea what it’s value is, let me know what you think,
I am glad to take a few photos if you are interested.

Thanks,

Bruce
W520 FHD Quadro 2000M, T60p T9300 UXGA IPS Frankenpad "sold", T60 XGA X1300 (wife), HP 8710w IPS multimedia, Yoga 2 10 inch W10, X220T (many pieces), X230T,
Under my care, T61 4:3, T400 Intel 8GB Ram 256GB SSD, 2X T410, T420, T430, T42 XGA Radeon7500 (Xbuntu) (Donated)

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Re: Frankenpad value?

#2 Post by wujstefan » Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 pm

Well... depends.

these systems are really hard to calculate; there is a frankie on the marketplace that stands around $150 and did not sell yet - I'd personally ask ~$250 for system like yours, BUT:
1. it is important whether it has BOE-Hydis or ID-Tech LCD (the latter is not led-moddable)
2. T500 fan unit on dedicated ship?!?! I guess only the fan, and not the whole cooling system?
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Re: Frankenpad value?

#3 Post by Cigarguy » Sun May 20, 2018 4:10 pm

A Frankenpad is like a restored car, the owner always think it's worth more than it is. I've seen people ask anywhere from $300 to $1000 US. The market will ultimately determine the price.

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Re: Frankenpad value?

#4 Post by 123434 » Sun May 20, 2018 11:51 pm

In Finland if someone wants an old T60\T61(2008) they sell in internet auctions for 50\70usd$ even if brand new. There were and are zillions of Lenovos in company use.
- Usually people give them free(\or for a very small fee) like kittens :wink:.
Greed is a bad thing.
I got also a "almost new docking station used" 1 pc of T61 for free.

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Re: Frankenpad value?

#5 Post by Self_Propelled_Crane » Mon May 21, 2018 12:45 am

PM sent =)
Has plans to make a Frankenpad. Please sell a Thinkpad T60 or T60p with a 1600x1200 screen resolution to me. :D

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Re: Frankenpad value?

#6 Post by brucehe » Mon May 21, 2018 12:46 am

wujstefan wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Well... depends.

these systems are really hard to calculate; there is a frankie on the marketplace that stands around $150 and did not sell yet - I'd personally ask ~$250 for system like yours, BUT:
1. it is important whether it has BOE-Hydis or ID-Tech LCD (the latter is not led-moddable)
2. T500 fan unit on dedicated ship?!?! I guess only the fan, and not the whole cooling system?
It is a BOE HYDIS HV150UX1-100 LCD.
wujstefan wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 pm
2. T500 fan unit on dedicated ship?!?! I guess only the fan, and not the whole cooling system?
I thought I replaced the entire HS but it might have just been the fan, It fit well whatever I did and the temperatures are good, running 70- 72C GPU CPU while running full screen video with a bit of fan on, idles below 60C with no fan running.

Thanks for the input.

Bruce
W520 FHD Quadro 2000M, T60p T9300 UXGA IPS Frankenpad "sold", T60 XGA X1300 (wife), HP 8710w IPS multimedia, Yoga 2 10 inch W10, X220T (many pieces), X230T,
Under my care, T61 4:3, T400 Intel 8GB Ram 256GB SSD, 2X T410, T420, T430, T42 XGA Radeon7500 (Xbuntu) (Donated)

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Re: Frankenpad value?

#7 Post by brucehe » Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 am

Well, I guess we have some more info regarding it's value. I posted it for $250 and had 4 offers in 8 hours so it seems there is still demand for these units at least at the price I posted.

Bruce
W520 FHD Quadro 2000M, T60p T9300 UXGA IPS Frankenpad "sold", T60 XGA X1300 (wife), HP 8710w IPS multimedia, Yoga 2 10 inch W10, X220T (many pieces), X230T,
Under my care, T61 4:3, T400 Intel 8GB Ram 256GB SSD, 2X T410, T420, T430, T42 XGA Radeon7500 (Xbuntu) (Donated)

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