Hi, what is the FRU P/N on your original R51 fan (which looks like the classic R51 fan I have in one of my R51 machines), and the FRU P/N (and any other numbers you can find) on the one they sent you?
I have a large box of miscellaneous Thinkpad fans and I think I've seen something shaped like that one (they sent you). It's probably for certain other R51 models.
In any case, I wouldn't go grinding away anything yet... These R51 fans are pretty inexpensive.
240, 380Z, 390X, 570E, 600x, 701C("The ButterFly"), 770, A20...22,31, G40,41,
R32,40,50,51,52, R60,61, SL410/510,T20...23,30,40...43, T60p UXGA,T61,T400,
TransNote, X20..24,31,40,X41T,X60,61,X60/61T, Z61t, W500
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