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Start up problems

I have an IBM T30 Thinkpad. When I power on the laptop after shutting down it will not start up. I get a beep, then 3 beeps then 1 beep. The only way to get it to start is to remove the battery for an hour, then plug it in to an external moniter and power it back up. It then works. I have called IBM who thought it had to do with the memory. I do not want to send it in but I can not close it up because then it will freeze and I have to take out the battery to fix it. Any ideas?

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Normally 3 beeps then 1 is a checksum error, which is related to memory size/types and/or timings being reported as an error in the bios. Try also running in safe mode (F8) on start up and see if you get the beeps; because being able to start it up with an external monitor may mean that the memory error is related to amount that is used for your integrated graphics or a graphics driver error.

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