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X61S dead Sound, hardware

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:13 pm
by Lars
Hi guys,

It seems the 'sound board', or actually that section of the motherboard
that is meant to produce sounds, is dead.

I have several similar Thinkpads, running Win 7. When I swap the hard drive
for another one the sounds are there, so I don't think it is a matter of drivers.

Is there anything at all I can do to make it come back?

I do quite believe that there is not a separate sound board on these
but rather that it is built right on to the MB. Right?

Re: X61S dead Sound, hardware

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:25 am
by iamdmc
If you're good with microsoldering and can diagnose what's blown with a multimeter, you can likely fix it.

I'm not quite there yet in my skills but getting close. It seems a necessary skill to learn if you love classic hardware

for now you can probably get away with buying another used X61s board. They're only $20 or so on ebay