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T30 boot problem

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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  • robinch34 Mar 11, 2009

    I have found the memory sockets to be the cause...check them for poor contact...good luck

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Once again , bad ram will prevent your computer from booting , make sure you are using a known good ram module.

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My ibm t30 has no power even with the batterry or ac no beeps execpt the light indicates a ac has been connected


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.

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It looks like common problem: my OLD T30 can see only one 256mB memory slot. Does it make sense to install one 512 mB unit? Can T30 recognize 1gB memory? Thank you in advance


Hello

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.

Let me know if you found this helpful.

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Dead T30 ?


Check to see if RAM modules are installed in the ThinkPad.
Check to see it the ThinkPad has a hard disk.

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You have faulty RAM modules. Reseat your RAM modules, to make sure they make proper connection. If this doesn't work take them to your friendly computer shop and ask them to test them for you.

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T30 boot problem


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. Goood luck

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