W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

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W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#1 Post by Renz » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi there

I apparently have to change my motherboard on my W520 following to a flickering issue on the Intel graphic circuit.

I have found those on Aliexpress https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ca ... otherboard

Would any of those be suitable?

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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 pm

1) replacement mobos should be conducted on this forum or eBay ONLY.

2) check the FRU or PN on your mobo. Then get that exact mobo on eBay.
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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:57 am

It may not be a motherboard fault.
Intel graphics are part of the CPU, have you tried another one?
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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#4 Post by Renz » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Part of the CPU??

So, do I have to just replace the CPU?

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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:04 pm

Yes.
Welcome to the jungle, we have FrankenPads
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And you're a very rare mobo, very hard to get
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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#6 Post by Renz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:06 am

Thanks for this information.

So could you give point us in a direction where we could find some technical information from manufacturer we can refer to please?

Also if you have some extended info on the part you think we should be replacing that would be cool

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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:58 am

Google your CPU (e.g. i7-2720QM) and read specs from Intel.
Get the T520/W520 HMM to find the CPU's FRU.
Also give us the W520 TYPE xxxx-yyy from the sticker on the bottom (without the S/N).

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Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

#8 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:51 am

Except if your model number reads xxxx-CTO. Then we can't help you using the model number.
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