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 Post subject: Edge parts for T420
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Location: Boston, MA
Hey all,

I had a lovely Edge 14 inch for a year. But recently my desk collapsed while my laptop and a cup of juice was on it. Needless to say that was not a good combo. Fried the motherboard. A T420 was within $100 of the price of the new Edge series (E430) so I bought one. What parts from the Edge can I use as extra/backup for the T series. I know the RAM memory is compatible. anything else?

There was not a lot of juice just drops got into the most important parts.

 Post subject: Re: Edge parts for T420
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Bummer about the juice spill. What model was your edge?

I was in a conference room with my boss and we both had our W520's with us when someone swung around a monitor on a swivel stand and hit an open jug of coffee and the whole 24 ounces or whatever went right onto his W520 keyboard. We held it up then flipped it on it's side, powered it down, took out the battery, sopped up all the coffee and took the machine apart right there. took the covers off the back, keyboard out, optical out, etc.

Went through the thing with a fine tooth comb to get as much of the liquid out as we could. Used q-tips one of the guys had to get as much as we could out of it.

Put it all back together and powered it on and it worked. Had to replace the keyboard a week later, but that was a few months ago now. So you might have better luck with your T420 were lightning to strike again.

Thinkpad T420 | Core i-5 2520M | 16gb RAM | 120gb Intel 520 SSD + 750gb 7200 RPM | 6300 N | Ubuntu 12.04 x64
Desktop: AMD FX-8350 (8 cores) | 32gb ECC RAM | 240gb Intel 530 SSD + 1tb 7200 RPM | Ubuntu 14.04 x64 | HP ZR24w
Previous Thinkpads: A21m, R40, X61, T410

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