Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
Soo i read a thread about the memory slots problem for ibm t30
how can we fix this without pressuring the ram into their slots?
This is a common problem, see this link for guidence. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_failing_memory_slot
The only effective solutions are to replace the motherboard with one that has been modified by IBM to correct the issue or re-solder the cracked solder joints. If you choose to try the re-solder route yourself and have little or no experence with solders I recommend searching for additional links that explain more about the process. It does work if done right, but sometimes it takes more then one attempt when you're being careful not to get the motherboard too hot.
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Ten bucks says it's the memory. Do this: make sure there's only one piece of memory in the machine, and make sure it's in the slot closest to the back of the machine. At the same time you push the button to turn it on, be pressing the memory slot/memory as if you wanted it to be closer to the motherboard.
In other words, these are notorious for having bad slots (I use a T30) but if you only use the rear slot (most times it's the rear one, sometimes the front slot works, rarely both) and if you apply pressure to it so it makes good contact with the motherboard, it'll work for you.
The factory "quick fix" is to put foam tape on the cover in such a way ass to apply said pressure to the memory slots, thus keeping them connected without having to use your hand, or other appendage
Of course, knowing the beep codes is exactly the proper protocol for diagnosing the problem, and my colleague is correct in requesting it.
Oct 13, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
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