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Old(er) Thinkpads with New(er) Intestines: X62 / T50 / T70 / etc.
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X62 questions...

#1 Post by Libre_ME » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:18 pm

I know that the X62 boards are no longer being made. Is there a possibility of even finding one of them anymore, specifically i5-gen3 ? I'd also like to know if anyone has tried to, or succeeded, at porting these to Coreboot, like the guy with the X210.

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#2 Post by dmdsoftware » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:50 am

They are still floating around. There is supposed to be another update version coming this year (perhaps a x63).

Also, I saw a weird hack where someone put a X210 board into a X61. They had to cut out the lefft side and replace that part with a bezel from a x201, but other then that, it i a X61 with a X210 motherboard. Sounds like the dream machine
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
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Re: X62 questions...

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am

How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o
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Re: X62 questions...

#4 Post by dmdsoftware » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o

Probably more then you should spend. You can contact Jacky through ebay -- seems to be the only way to get a response. Jacky doesn't seem to respond via email.
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

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X131e AMD
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X20-X24, 390X

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Re: X62 questions...

#5 Post by SynbiosVyse » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:08 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o
The X62 board, bare or not, is 90% of the cost of a full X62 machine. At this point, most boards in circulation will have made it to machines already. Furthermore, I think the cost to obtain a full X62 machine has probably exceeded it's true worth, since most people with them wouldn't be willing to part with them, though I can't speak for everyone. I can't image using an X62 on a stock 1024x768 either, as the low resolution would take away all appeal that I would have for otherwise modern specs.
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Re: X62 questions...

#6 Post by dmdsoftware » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 pm

SynbiosVyse wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:08 pm
axur-delmeria wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o
The X62 board, bare or not, is 90% of the cost of a full X62 machine. At this point, most boards in circulation will have made it to machines already. Furthermore, I think the cost to obtain a full X62 machine has probably exceeded it's true worth, since most people with them wouldn't be willing to part with them, though I can't speak for everyone. I can't image using an X62 on a stock 1024x768 either, as the low resolution would take away all appeal that I would have for otherwise modern specs.
There was a 5th production run in Dec 2018, so there is a fresh supply of boards circulating around. Jacky is actively selling boards and systems. But I would suggest at this point holding off on buying a X62 board since a X63 was supposedly being released within the first 6 months of 2019.
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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Re: X62 questions...

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:05 pm

dmdsoftware wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:50 am
They are still floating around. There is supposed to be another update version coming this year (perhaps a x63).

Also, I saw a weird hack where someone put a X210 board into a X61. They had to cut out the lefft side and replace that part with a bezel from a x201, but other then that, it i a X61 with a X210 motherboard. Sounds like the dream machine
Is there a link to this project?
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Re: X62 questions...

#8 Post by dmdsoftware » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Nothing I can find in english anywhere but here are some screenshots: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Think-Pad-X62HK ... SwAopcD8pb
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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Re: X62 questions...

#9 Post by flyingfishfinger » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Wow they LITERALLY stitched an X61 and X201 body together, wow. :eek:



The X63 is basically an X62 with an extra M.2 slot. It supports PCI but not the SATA lanes.

They've also merged the sound card with the main board.

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... page%253D1

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Re: X62 questions...

#10 Post by joeyx61t » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:12 pm

May I ask if anyone knows the disadvantages of the X62 i7 mainboards according to Hope?
Or comment on their X62 i7 experience?

I read on another forum (Reddit?) of a person being in Shenzhen and meeting Hope in person.
He mentioned that Hope recommended the i5 boards over the i7 boards.
I cannot locate the post at the moment.

The post on Lcdfans facebook page concerning the 5th batch of X62 mainboards mention only the i5-5200DU. I wonder if there is a reason why.
I've heard that the i7's are available but it's unclear to me if they are from a previous batch or the latest 5th batch.
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Re: X62 questions...

#11 Post by RMSMajestic » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm

they are making a new version with nvme support FYI
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Re: X62 questions...

#12 Post by dmdsoftware » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:28 pm

I have no issues with my X62 i7. As far as I know, they only ever used engineering samples for the i7. Maybe something to do with cost. I know the same "engineering sample" i7 chip has been increasing in price between each production batch for the board released.
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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Re: X62 questions...

#13 Post by dmdsoftware » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:31 pm

flyingfishfinger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Wow they LITERALLY stitched an X61 and X201 body together, wow. :eek:



The X63 is basically an X62 with an extra M.2 slot. It supports PCI but not the SATA lanes.

They've also merged the sound card with the main board.

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... page%253D1
Apparently Jacky has stitched together spare OEM X201 boards into X61 units using the same method. I guess it slightly modernizes the X62, and I guess Jacky has an abundance of X201 boards around after replacing those units with X210 boards. So I guess the displays work between the models.
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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