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T420's palmrest in T420s?

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T420's palmrest in T420s?

#1 Post by Lockheed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Funny how the title worked out...

Anyway, I have a T420s with somewhat banged up palmrest (with FP reader).
Can I replace it with a palmrest from a regular T420 (with FP reader) or is there some incompatibility?

They look exactly the same when they are mounted.
T420s - i7, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO + 1TB Hitachi 9.5mm, Nvidia, Oleh Bios.
W500 - C2D P9500, 8GB RAM, Samsung 830 SSD + 750GB Hitachi HDD, Intel+ATI GPU, bright WUXGA, FP-reader
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Re: T420's palmrest in T420s?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:59 pm

The FP reader is likely a different cable. Other than that probably no problem.
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Re: T420's palmrest in T420s?

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm

They are completely different parts for fundamentally different laptops.
lenovo T61 T7500, SXGA+, 8GB
lenovo T410s i5 520m, WXGA+, 4GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m, FHD, 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700, WUXGA, 8GB
lenovo T520 i7 2760QM, FHD, 8GB



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Re: T420's palmrest in T420s?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:31 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm
They are completely different parts for fundamentally different laptops.
Thought so. I remember playing with a T430s and T420 palmrests and concluding that.
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