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My X61s - Slow project thread!

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My X61s - Slow project thread!

#1 Post by beko1987 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:10 am

Hi!

I got given this the other week, a filthy looking Thinkpad X61s. Compared to the T43, it looks terrible!

https://flic.kr/p/2gSxvsy

Under the lid was no better either

https://flic.kr/p/2gSxvrm

Started to clean it up, and use a live linux to get it booted and see what's on it. Imagine my surprise when I saw an OCZ drive listed in the options... Bit odd, but pull it out and voila, an ancient SSD! That'll save me £20 on this

https://flic.kr/p/2gSxvpY

After a good going over with many baby wipes and a microfibre, it's looking pretty minty under all the filth!

https://flic.kr/p/2gSwFhE

https://flic.kr/p/2gSxvh8

https://flic.kr/p/2gSwFhE

I got LXLE linux installed which works very well. And having used the keyboard for a bit, will just find a return key for the board it has! However this also shows the main issue with this

https://flic.kr/p/2gSwFmC

https://flic.kr/p/2gSxvm1

Specs, happy with that RAM amount, i don't need 8gb in it for what I'll use it for!

https://flic.kr/p/2gSwFp3

Happy with this for a freebie! I've used it last night, and to write all this and it's a fine little thing, just like the X60 Tablet which is always nice to use!

Jobs to do:

Battery - one it has is scrap
Return key
New LCD (will probably just swap another XGA into it as their quite cheap for a new panel, and I've researched upgraded screens, it looks quite involved!)
A good stripdown, this thing is quite warm, warmer than the X60T

And that's probably all it needs!
Thinkpad T40
Thinkpad T43
Thinkpad X60 Tablet
Thinkpad X61
Thinkpad R500
Thinkpad X201

Krissharm
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Re: My X61s - Slow project thread!

#2 Post by Krissharm » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 am

Baby wipes are genius at cleaning almost everything.

What are you going to use it for?
X220 IPS 12GB RAM, 250GB Samsung SSD MX18 Linux
X201s 8GB RAM, Samsung SSD MX18 Linux x200s screen
R51 in T42 Chassis, 2GB RAM work in progress. SD-IDE card to be tried out

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Re: My X61s - Slow project thread!

#3 Post by Droider » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:18 pm

That is a very nice freebie ! :D
ThinkPad T61 15.4" wuXGA, C2D T9300, 4gb, x3100
ThinkPad T43 1871, PM770 2.13GHZ, 2GB DDR2, 14" XGA, GMA900, 64GB MicroSATA SSD, WN-861N WIFI
ThinkPad 380ed

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