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Can I use x220 casing (bottom and the lid) as replacements for the x230?

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Can I use x220 casing (bottom and the lid) as replacements for the x230?

#1 Post by Futabtw » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:48 pm

The measurements look the same but I don't see any other information regarding layout and stuff. My x230 came with a few cracks an wears and I would love to replace those parts.

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Re: Can I use x220 casing (bottom and the lid) as replacements for the x230?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:27 pm

Others have transplanted an X230 system board into an X220 chassis without much issue.
That said, there are some minor things to look out for:

* X230 has a MiniDP port, while the X220 has regular DP, so there will be a hole around the MiniDP port.

* The USB 3.0 port under the Expresscard slot is slightly deeper than the corresponding USB 2.0 port on the X220. The extra depth makes the USB 3.0 port hit a small ridge on the chassis (which is designed to support the USB 2.0 port); that ridge must be filed/sanded down so the system board lays flat.

* the threaded nuts on the VGA port

These are the ones I know (did some research as I have an X220 and considering an X230 board upgrade/replacement if needed).
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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