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Can I acquire and replace the NVIDIA Quarto FX 570M adapater in a Lenovo ThinkPad T61P, 6459-CTO sn L3-B1874 07/10?

I have a Lenovo Thankpad T61P 6459CTO sn L3B1874  07/10.  It has a NVIDIA Quatro FX 570M video adapater that has failed.  It has worked just fine for 3.5 years but is now displaying a farily high frequency flutter on the screen.  All the normal application data is intact as normal but is very difficult to read.  I have uninstalled the driver, deleted it's folder and downloaded the latest Lenovo driver, Windows 7 64 Ultimate.The problem persists.  Only when I uninstall the driver and revert to the VGA adapter does the problem stop.

Can ther adapter be purchased and field replaced? If so where and at what cost.

Thank you!
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rwhII
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rwhII
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nobusCommented:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The 570M is integrated onto the system board but you can add a graphics adapter using the Lenovo Advanced Dock and a supported PCI-E graphics card.

It's fiddly though and of course significantly reduces portability.  Extensive discussion on how to do it and what options are available here:

To fix your currently problem though you'll need a new board which technically is a field replacement unit.  Depending on your precise model you'll need either P/N 42W7653 or 42W7877
See field service manual
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rwhIIAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the detailed discussion and suggested solutions.
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