Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet 7767-AE1

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet 7767-AE1

I had the X41 Tablet. I had the X60 Tablet. I had the X201 Tablet. I had the X230 Tablet. I had the X1 Tablet (1st gen). This X61 Tablet is my favorite of the X series tablets.


audio, battery, ethernet, tablet, usb, vesa, vga, wifi


   echo pin 18 >/dev/audioctl
   echo master 75 75 >/dev/volume


8-cell: FRU 93P5032

   aux/acpi      # termrc

Since these are essentially impossible to find in working condition, you will probably be stuck purchasing a comicly oversized third-party battery. It might even work.

comicly oversized third-party batter


FRU 42T3467 Model KS89-US # this is the nmb keyboard (blue domes)



HV121P01-101 (datasheet)

The HV121P01-101 is a 1400x1050 IPS panel that contains a pine tar adhesive between the tablet surface and the actual screen. One hundred percent of these screens will eventually develop air bubbles and/or leak pine tar out of the bezel. It is possible to remove the adhesive:

HV121P01-101 glue removal

Or, replace the screen with an HV121P01-100 from the X60t:

HPV121P01-100 replacement



Wacom WACF008

   uart2=type=isa port=0x200 irq=5    # plan9.ini
   aux/wacom && aux/tablet &   # riostart


   monitor=x60t         # put this in
   vgasize=1400x1050x32 # plan9.ini


wpi 3945abg (for now)

This particular machine arrived on my doorstep with an Intel 4965 AG card installed. Supposed to be supported in 9front but didn’t work. Trouble came when I went to replace the card.

The screws on the Mini-PCIE slot were stripped.

Fortunately there is a solution. In the days when this machine was made Lenovo attempted to reserve the second Mini-PCIE slot for WWAN cards by sending a signal on pin 20 that told the card the WiFi’s physical kill switch was engaged. This can be handily bypassed by taping off pin 20.

Mini-PCIE pin 20, taped off

That’s really all there is to it. Now you can install the card in the second slot and procede as normal.

Since I’m not going to use the card in the first slot at all, I keep the WiFi’s physical kill switch engaged at all times. This results in the WiFi LED on the screen bezel going dark, but the LED doesn’t sync with the card in the second slot anyway, so no functionality is lost.

both Mini-PCIE slots populated

Update: Replaced with Intel 6205 (with pin 20 taped).


plan9.ini, sysinfo, termrc


hardware maintenance manual




review 1


ThinkPad Leather Ultraportable Carrying Case 73P5186, Marware Sportfolio 2