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T480 Modification with Thinkpad T25 7-Row Keyboard

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T480 Modification with Thinkpad T25 7-Row Keyboard

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:38 am

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Re: T480 Modification with Thinkpad T25 7-Row Keyboard

#2 Post by Tasurinchi » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:37 am

Wow...

He implies it's costly, but he did not mention any prices. On the hardware side, all it needs is a T25 topcover + KB and that's it?
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Re: T480 Modification with Thinkpad T25 7-Row Keyboard

#3 Post by H-Atkinson » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:19 pm

Ive priced some stuff out and it looks like if buying through Lenovo Encompass the mod can be done for just about 300 USD right now.

-T25 Keyboard (01HW487)
-T25 Palmrest (01HX686)
-T25 Trackpad (01LV506)
-T25 Power button, media key bezel (01HX690)
-T25 Power button cable (01HX688)
-T25 Power button PCB (01HX689)
-T470 hinges (01AX952)
-T470 fingerprint reader (01AX699)
-T25 M.2 caddy (01HX691)

My BOM may be missing things, but if there are errors hopefully someone points them out here: viewtopic.php?f=68&t=130131&p=842213#p842213
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Re: T480 Modification with Thinkpad T25 7-Row Keyboard

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:01 am

More people have started to do it: Thinkpad 25/2 - T480 Hardware in T25 case
There's also a full parts list.
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