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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Hello,

I recently acquired a couple T61's. I had a T400 with a fingerprint reader at my last job. Is it possible to retrofit one to my T61?
My model is 7661-E16.

Thanks for the input/help. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:48 pm 
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This should be possible - FRU: 42W3791 (and possibly 42W2470)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:54 pm 
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ok, now for the noob question.
What is the FRU and how do I find it on my machines? :oops:

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:19 pm 
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No prob's - FRU = Field Replaceable Unit - Generally a circuit board, part or assembly that can be quickly and easily removed from a personal computer or other piece of electronic equipment, and replaced by the user or a technician without having to send the entire product or system to a repair facility.

Check out the ThinkPad® T61, R61, and R61i (14.1-inch widescreen) Hardware Maintenance Manual
This will help you to dismantle/assemble and show the parts list for your T61 >>> http://download.lenovo....com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3547_05.pdf

With regards to my previous post, I have given you the FRU part number of the Palmrest with FPR according to the Hardware Maintenance Manual above (See pages: 126 & 127)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:36 pm 
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I believe I may have the part you need, send me a PM if you're interested. Installation takes only about two minutes, just four screws and a cable and you're done. You can then download and install the drivers from lenovo's website.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:52 pm 
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TuuS - I was just going to suggest KamikazeKunze contact you to checkout if you have the relevant part - :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:13 pm 
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TuuS - PM Sent :)

Peak2Peak - thank you for the input and guidance as well.

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