[rescue] Rescuing a Thinkpad T42

Daniel Eugene Forsythe defor at me.com
Wed Jun 22 19:56:09 CDT 2011

T40-42 are all pentium m, but yes, the CPU is socketed.

Gotta love broken trackpad on a system renowned for it's trackpoints. 

The t40 series also has a trackpadless palmrest fru for 14.1" models.

On Jun 22, 2011, at 20:14, John Ruschmeyer <jruschme at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>> I recently snagged a Thinkpad T42 off eBay for cheap.
>> It was $80, P4 1.7Ghz, 1024x768 14.1", with a 20G HD and 512M of RAM, along
>> with combo optical drive, charger, etc, and a flat battery.  The reason for
>> the cheap price?  "Broken trackpad".
> Is the CPU on a T41 socketed?
> I recently was given an Inspiron 8200. It came with a P4 1.8ghz, but the
> first upgrade I did was to grab a 2.2ghz one on ebay. Total cost <$10 with
> shipping.
> Assuming it's the same CPU family, Intel made the chips up to 2.6ghz, though
> those seem to be somewhat unobtainium. (At least, I'm yet to see one up for
> auction.) The 2.2's are very cheap and the 2.4's and 2.5's show up
> relatively cheaply from time to time.
> John
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