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T30 fan error

Hi, my ibm t30 laptop shows "fam error" then shuts down right after post.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: t30 fan error


Well, the fan is either unplugged from it's socket, froze up, or completely clogged with dust, etc and is giving the bios reason to shut down.

Also tho, tell me, does the time and date keep needing to be reset?

Could be a cmos battery. Some of the older thinkpads were like that, although my T30 has never shown this problem.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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Hello sir/ madam where i need to download ibm thinkpad t30 video drivers

Drivers for IBM T30 can be download from IBM Official Support
Select the Video Drivers according to the Operating System you have on your laptop
Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Good Luck!
Appreciate generously, if the solution could have been of any help!

Jan 04, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Laptop shuts down a few seconds after starting

My IBM is about the same as yours and did the same thing. It turned out to be a CPU Cooling Fan. When you turn the laptop on, try to look in the air outlet port and see if the fan is turning. Another possibility is lint and dirt around the fan. The unit has a temperature sensor that will shut the machine down on a "Hot CPU" signal.

Dec 03, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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I plugged mu T30 KU-2367 in power outlet, cam on


I'm sorry but by what you have explained you will need to take this machine to a pc repair store and have the AC/DC adaper on the laptop itself checked out just in case it has burned out. Also you have to have the power supply itself checked just in case feed back has damaged that too.

If you feel like doing this yourself you will need a mulimeter to test the voltage coming from the power supply and the adapter on the laptop motherboard.

Also, if this has just happened then leave the unit to cool down and try again as if the cooling fan has seized then the laptop will automatically shut down when it reaches critical temperature.

Plesae post back if you need anymore advice.

Good luck.

Jun 25, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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When I boot my IBM T30, I am getting this message "fan error."

Usually that message indicates the CPU fan has stopped spinning for some reason..Possibly needs to be replaced.

Jan 29, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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My laptop IBM X 61 says fan error at bot up then freezes up

I would say there's an error with your fan. Running a computer without a fan is a very bad idea, so your computer probably shuts down to protect its self. Any problem with the fan is probably mechanical, so it would need to be fixed or replaced before you can use your pc.

Can you hear the fan running when you start up your computer? Does it make any unusual noises (clicking, grinding..)?

Aug 31, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Fan Error

You may have a faulty fan, check to fan, it should spin freely, if not the fan needs to be replaced. The fan and heatsink assenble may also be clogged with dust, remove the dust and vacuum to clean.

Jun 07, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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Fan error of IBM T30 Laptop

Hello Crazyswanz

In order to access the fan, 5 other areas of the laptop must be removed first. These are detailed in the "ThinkPad Computer Hardware Maintenance Manual" found in PDF format from the following link from IBMs website :

(If that link is broken, the manual can be found by first visiting this webpage on their site :

The instructions on how to access the fan are listed on page 81, however you best check whether this is covered, and would validate your warranty before accessing the inside of your laptop.

Hope this helps!

Nov 12, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Thinkpad T30 no video no post no beeps

try to reseat memory ot leave one memory behind

Oct 10, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Key board stops responding when windows loads

your mouse freezes; you should only use system restore as a last resort
any virus/spyware you had in the past will come back
turn the computer off(you may have to shut power off pressing on power button)
when you see ibm logo, tap F8 key repeatedly until your hear beeps or a high pitched noise
use option safe mode; use 'most recent config where my settings worked' option in safe mode(use up and down arrow keys to highlght, then press enter)
If that does not work, try another(earlier) restore pt w system restore or install mouse drivers on a cd on another laptop, then
place in cd rom and try to install it on the problem laptop
if this is no good, you should really reinstall windows, back up impt docs, etc.(delete old partition)
that model has a built in restore function by pressing F11 on startup, it will restore your piece to factory condition(along w spyware that comes along w the builtin ibm utility)
I had the same exact laptop, the fan got noisy, so I replaced it w another that was from a good t30, guess what:
"fan error"
Ibm laptops are too problematic to work on
thats why I use dell
if you need more help, msg me or post on here

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IBM T30 Start Up Problem

see website, sev eral ways to test this problem

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