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Damaged 2004 ThinkPad, T4 type 2373, only the hard drive is good.

Are the hard drives interchageable in the type 2373 ThinkPads. I have one that I got in 2004 which has been damaged by a glass of water. Power supply, motherboard etc. are damaged but the hard drive with all my programs & data is still good. Where can I buy a "salvaged" laptop and can I swap hard drives?
Thanks for any help,
Lois

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The hard drives are interchangable. I would check out ebay or even www.craigslist.com for a cheap inexpensive replacement thinkpad laptop.

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