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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:07 am 
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I was changing a few parts in my T61 and decided to give it a clean, so I followed the HMM all the way through.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:39 am 
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Whoa! :eek:

Amazing pics and disassembling job. :bow:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Now let's see a shot of it completely re-assembled. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:26 pm 
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nice photo's..... :thumbs-UP:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Gee, that can't be your actual workbench. The wood is beautiful and not scratched or gouged. I bet you were extra careful laying out all those parts for the photo shoot. I detect the signature of a meticulous workman. (meant as a compliment, of course)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:44 am 
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Where did all the screws go? :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:04 am 
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mgo wrote:
Gee, that can't be your actual workbench. The wood is beautiful and not scratched or gouged. I bet you were extra careful laying out all those parts for the photo shoot. I detect the signature of a meticulous workman. (meant as a compliment, of course)


It really isn't, I cleared that table and spread the pieces (yes, extra carefully :lol:) for the photo. This is my actual workbench at the time:

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Meticulous? Perhaps so (I appreciate the compliment), but only in relation to the work in hand, not with the surroundings, as you can see by the mess above.
Whenever any soldering work is done, my table turns into an amalgamation of tools, wires and electrical components, none of this affecting the quality of the work itself. I guess by concentrating on one thing, I lose track of everything else.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Vempele wrote:
Where did all the screws go? :)


I believe that screws, once taken off, breed like rabbits. Last time I did a job like this, I ended up with 5 or 6 extra screws.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:05 pm 
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lifrancis wrote:

I believe that screws, once taken off, breed like rabbits. Last time I did a job like this, I ended up with 5 or 6 extra screws.


When it comes to screws, the HMM is your best friend!
...although I did find one or two mistakes on it about the type of screw to use.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:26 am 
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Very informative thanks....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:34 am 
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Awesome pics,

If I only I could have some of this organization when I dissasemble any of my thinkpads :roll: ...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Since it's disassembled, are you going to upgrade the CPU? :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Great pics....absolutely great :thumbs-UP:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:05 am 
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Very good photos, you're skilled!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Nice pics!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:48 am 
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Thanks very much for sharing. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:38 pm 
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:eek:

Congrat'

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:28 am 
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Great work/pics! I have the same table. Not the table with the parts laid out on it but the table in the pic of your work station with the black mat. I refinished mine with the same color stain/poly you used to refinish yours in my attempt to match the original with what colors were available. My table came into my family in 1942.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:23 am 
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awesome photo and disassembling job.... i would never attempt something like this on a working laptop of mine, since i would probably end up not able to put everything back together again....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:33 pm 
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awesome!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Fantastic pictures. My fingers turn raw just thinking about the disassembly and reassembly job. Don't forget to discharge any static electricity before the reassembly. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. You might have gone a bit overboard on the cleaning.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Wow! Really great photos! :thumbs-UP:

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Beautiful internal photos! wow! :thumbs-UP:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:38 pm 
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This is boss! Is that a widescreen btw?

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Yes, it's a widescreen model.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:10 am 
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Great pictures, wap32 and great job disassembling your T61. Thanks for sharing it.

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.... i would never attempt something like this on a working laptop of mine, since i would probably end up not able to put everything back together again....

I would :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:49 pm 
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lead_org wrote:
awesome photo and disassembling job.... i would never attempt something like this on a working laptop of mine, since i would probably end up not able to put everything back together again....


It is actually not hard at all. Only tricky part was forgetting the one flat screw on the bottom by the battery. Also making sure the wiring for the lid and wifi card don't get caught in anything as you put it all back.

Total dis-assmbly time takes about 10 to 20 minutes for someone who has done it before or 1 hour if it is your first time.

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