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W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility

#1 Post by endriu » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:01 am

The motherboard of my W520 got fried apparently and I need a replacement. Is it possible to use a new one with Quadro 2000 M (I currently have 1000 M) on this occasion?
Which FRU would be compatible?

My current FRU: 04W2028
Also, I see this code on the board itself: 48.4KE27.041 (I've seen many variations of this one, however most of the discussions only refer to FRU. So does this code have any importance as far as compatibility is concerned?)

EDIT: I don't care about any of these: AMT, TPM, RAID adapter.

EDIT2: After doing some research the only issue reported that I found with regards to switching from 04W2028 to 04W2029 is a different fan connector: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P ... rue#M55824

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Re: W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility

#2 Post by tfflivemb2 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:38 am

Just curious...how do you know its fried?

Have you gone through the usual "remove ram, optical drive, etc," to see if it boots? Another user just brought their T500 back this way, as have many others with different models.
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Re: W520 motherboard replacement/upgrade compatibility

#3 Post by endriu » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:40 pm

Because that's what they told me in a service center.

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