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I just tried to install 1 gig of ram on my IBM T30 Laptop, easy right, well now I get nothing on my screen, so what went wrong if it was so easy. Please help. Thx BJ

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  • robinch34 Mar 24, 2009

    Hi ,had the same problem but managed to solve it with several reboots. For some reason the T30 2366 defaults to 256M and if you put 256M RAM into the slot it boots. Trying something like 512M or 1G requires reboots until it works .After that it remembers the bigger RAM and always boots. I got mind working with 1G corsair 333MHZ RAM.

  • Seabee Tim May 11, 2010

    I had this problem once, I fixed it by pushing the RAM card the rest of the way in because I didn't get it all the way in the first time.

  • Jonathan Kesler
    Jonathan Kesler May 11, 2010

    did you make sure it was in the right way as some of them will go in eather way but only work one.

  • tangmantis May 11, 2010

    Did you install a 1 gig memory card or 2 - 512 cards. This particular model according to IBM will only support 2 - 512 cards DDR (one per slot) to reach the maximum 1 gig memory

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Put the original memory back in and see if the laptop starts up. If it does, you may have chosen modules that were not designed for the laptop.

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