Seems to be a common problem.
My trouble started when I installed too much RAM (2x1G). Most probable needed too much energy and fried the mother board. At least this I was thinking. No boot, nothing, just CPU fan working. But no power for CPU, airflow did not get warmer.
Ordered new mother board. After assembly no change - no boot, just CPU fan. When I lifted my computer holding it from lower left corner it suddenly reacted and booted. Everything seemed to be OK, WinXP was running smoothly (with 1G RAM). But after restart everything repeated and only slight bend of the left corner did the job.
Then I left it to hibernate and it never recovered. Tried everything (cleaned and assembled 3x, tried different power options etc.) Next thing I will try is to clean the main power switch (now it has a bad connection). But it has serious power isuues, most probably some fuses are out.
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Try resetting the RAM module, it may not be making proper connection. Remove the RAM module and connect it again. If the laptop still does not boot up, the RAM module may be faulty, remove the RAM module and take it to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM module for you.
Yes, you system will support up to 1GB of ram, so, if i were you i would suggest that you buy a 1GB chip, this will give you the best performance upgrade. And, ram is so cheap at the moment, so, i think it will be the best option.
Reseat all the RAM, CMOS battery and any PCI graphics cards and then try to boot the computer.
Also remove all the memory cards and then turn on the computer. If you dont get any beep sounds, then it is a problem with 1 or more RAM cards.
Then alternatively try with 1 RAM at a time in different slots and check if it is a problem with any of the RAM cards or the RAM slots.
Try this, get a pencil eraser and rub it on the copper portion of your memory ( 2gb ). insert it on the memory slot, power on your pc and go to the set up menu.( You can go to the set up menu by pressing F2 or delete key on your pc once it boots up ). and check if your system recognizes the RAM ( memory ) you inserted. Let me know if you have any other question.
i own a t-30 myself with all the same problems i am reading about not reading ram beeping on startup no screen display but you could here hard drive running before these symptoms started the first symptom i ever noticed was if i picked the unit up with my left hand on the left front corner to move it it would boot down and then would not re boot properly (no screen, beeping) until i would smack the case then it would boot fine note: ram slots are located in the left front corner. I always assumed i had a cold or broken solder joint on the main board the last week the thing started running flakey i noticed i was only reading one of my 256mb ram chips so i powered down switched the two chips to the other ram slots and rebooted i noticed one chip was really warm the other cold the comp. booted up perfect and ran perfect for 2 hrs. same prob. so i bought two new 512mb chips installed the and have had none of the above listed problems ever since
Sorry, but probably your T30 (my favorite Thinkpad) has developed a problem with one of it's memory slots.
It is an inherent problem with the Thinkpads.
The way to tell is topress on the memory cover in a way that pushes the memory (or more to the point, the memory slots) into the motherboard. While keeping pressure on the memory, try to boot up.
I use a T30, and have worked on several others, all have at least one slot with this problem.
Also try taking out the memory which is closest to the front of the system, and pushing in on the remaining one.
Hope this helps. If this is the problem, there are a couple of things you can do to keep it running, but probably with only one ram stick.