My mother's T61p thinkpad died (It was the model with the faulty nvidia GPU). I am in the process of swapping the mobo with another model. My mother's laptop is a 16:9 one, while the mobo I bought is from a 4:3 laptop (which should be compatible according to the internet). However, the new mobo is too short to make contact with the dvd drive. Is there a cable extension available somewhere?
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I doubt that the 4:3 motherboard will do the trick properly.
Your mother's T61p is 16:10, not 16:9.
There are no drive-extension cables, but there is an interposer that might do the trick, see viewtopic.php?p=680106#p680106
It's the black connector at the right side on that picture.
You could theoretically modify it the same way as I did with the battery-connectors.
However, there are a lot more wires/pins to consider, so it would be very tricky!
I've never tried it, but maybe the interposer-part itself has all the "length" you need!
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