[ltp] Thinkpad T-60 fan replacement UK

Carles Pina i Estany linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:09:34 +0000


On Feb/24/2013, green wrote:
> green wrote at 2013-02-19 09:34 -0600:
> > Carles Pina i Estany wrote at 2013-02-18 05:08 -0600:
> > > Any online (or London based) shop where I could buy a replacement?
> > > I could buy a random one from Amazon or Ebuy, but maybe there is some
> > > better place with first hand experience here.
> > 
> > So, any thoughts about a good source for replacement fans?  I really
> > did not want to hijack the thread, and I might even decide to buy a
> > new one myself.
> Okay, so I decided to replace the fan on my T61.  I am planning to try
> replacing the fan only, without replacing the heatsink.  My T61 8897

did it work?

> uses FRU 42W2821; I ordered a fan (without heatsink) from Ebay.
> According to
> <http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/Thinkpad-T61-grinding-noise-from-the-top-left-corner/td-p/677799/page/3>,
> this will work.
> Carles, do you know what FRU you need?  If not, you can grab a
> Hardware Maintenance Manual from
> <http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-62733>
> and find out.  You will need your four digit ThinkPad model.  The FRU
> refers to the entire fan and heatsink assembly, but you can use it to
> order the fan only, if you want to.

I have the HMM. I haven't changed because it used to be noisy and now,
suddenly, it's going quite fine... but I should be ready for a real

Let me know how it was for you! :-)

Carles Pina i Estany
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