Replacing Motherboard in IBM T40

I have a T40 that works, but has an unfixable problem on the MB.   Otherwise, it's a very solid computer.   So I'm thinking of purchasing a T40 with a working MB off of Ebay.

Unfortunately, I'm not a computer tech.  Is doing an r/r on a MB fairly easy?  Is there a video or clear set of instructions available?
ralphwalkerdjAsked:
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tech-tonicsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
here is a video of replacing a T42 motherboard, very similar. Just be sure to turn the volume down, this video has terrible music !

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sagiamarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
this is not easy but not hard... just do it carefully

here some video for replacing the motherboard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKA5knMR2k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEYx2bXR5qs

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fleamourianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've done open heart surgery twice on a couple of T21s, the hardware maintenance manual makes it easy by giving step by step instructions.  Just be sure to ground yourself every now & then by touching an exposed metal part.  Better to be safe than sorry.
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Ivano ViolaConnect With a Mentor System AdministratorCommented:
I've replaced system boards in IBM T40, T42, and T43 laptops. I wouldn't say that it's very hard but it's not easy too. If this is your first then I suggest:
1. Make sure you have a good working space.  
2. Organize a plan to keep all the screws in order. Label screws, include notes on were they come from if it's not that obvious.
3. It's a good idea to have a digital camera handy so you can take some pictures. This will help you remember where cables run and how things should look or when putting things back together.
4. Take your time. Rushing will just cost you more time and even prevent you from completing the job.

Use the above links to help you. The maintenance manual  is your best friend.

Good luck.
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ralphwalkerdjAuthor Commented:
Thank you all so much!
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