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T 30 IBM MEMORY PROBLEM

I see other people have the problem of one memory slot not working. Is this a problem with this model?? I tried to add 512 of ram to my laptop and bios still read 512. I pulled the new ram and put into the other slot and the computer reads this memory. Can it be that the two together aren't compatable together or is the slot just bad? Is there any fix to get more memory. Can i add 1024 ddr pc2100 to the good side??

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Hi!

Call 800-IBM-SERV and describe the problem. Say that you heard that there's an "engineering change" available to correct it, described in document MIGR-44772.

Repair should be free within the warranty period, and probably free even outside the warranty.



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YES 1GB WORKS FINE

I have a T30 that has used one stick of PNY 1GB ram for a couple years now. I just started having problems and noticed that it doesn't like that stick any more unless I push on it (not practical at all) but it does like others. But that is how I also noticed the other slot doesn't work at all.
The one slot that doesn't work gives some beep codes that I assume are telling me there is no ram. The slot that does work won't do anything with the ram it doesn't like (unless I hold it down with my finger. Other ram it POSTs fine. So now I am looking into this MIGR-44772
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IBM laptops are fussy with memory modules especially if they are from different manufacturers.A single 1Gb memory module should be fine.
Suggest you take your laptop to the memory supplier/computer shop and get them to fit the RAM so you can see your laptop working. That way they cannot say the RAM you return was
damage by you.

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It's either in the hardware or in the bios

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