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T601 Frankenpad screw hole question

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T601 Frankenpad screw hole question

#1 Post by zoltan87 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:25 pm

Really simple question, but even after an hour of reading Frankenpad build threads, I couldn't find the answer for this:

Is it normal, that using a T61 motherboard in a T60 15 inch shell/frame, the bottom middle screw hole for securing the keyboard is not accessible? There is some metal piece inside right below the hole, so I can't insert a screw there any more.
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Re: T601 Frankenpad screw hole question

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm

I wouldn't think so, given the T60 and T61 use the same keyboards so the T61 mobo would have a hole in the same spot for a t60 keyboard. Figure out what is blocking that hole and remove it.
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Re: T601 Frankenpad screw hole question

#3 Post by zoltan87 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:25 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm
I wouldn't think so, given the T60 and T61 use the same keyboards so the T61 mobo would have a hole in the same spot for a t60 keyboard. Figure out what is blocking that hole and remove it.
Oh boy... I was afraid of this answer. Looks like I have to disassemble it then like the hundredths time. Why do I always mess up something :( ...

EDIT: It was indeed my fault, somehow I managed to bend a small metal tab inside the plastic base, and that covered up the hole. It's been all put back together now, finally my Frankie build is finished. Now I will need some time to install all the drivers and do some comparisons with my T60, that is still my main machine. Will start a new thread about comparison as soon as I will have some time to test it out properly.
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