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T-30 won't boot

The computer won't boot.  It makes a series of beeps when turned on.  The sleep/hibernation icon is green but turning the computer off does not solve the problem.  Any ideas?

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Re: t-30 won't boot

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.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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It is indeed a RAM (memory ) Problem. all you have to do is to make sure your  RAM is firmly seated.


Just try out this...


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Re: t-30 won't boot

Need the beep code.  Number for beeps.  Long or short and any pauses.

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