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My lap top (IBM Think Pad t30) won't turn on

When ever i turn on my lap top, it turns black and beaps 8 times, then nothing happens. I can't do anything. I tried pressing on bottuns, but it reamains blank as if it's dead.
Can you please tell me what's wrong, and how i can fix it?
pleese and thank you.

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Re: my lap top (IBM Think Pad t30) won't turn on

Sounds like the RAM or the CPU has come loose. Was it dropped or banged around (like at an airport)?

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Ibm think pad bios locked

Short pins on the bios chip. I have done this on T42's. I assume it will work on T30's as well. You'll have to search the internet for which pins to short (usually pins 5 & 6 or pins 7 & 8), but you short the pins together and turn the machine on. Be careful! Do it at your own risk. Once you are into the BIOS, you cancel the password settings and save.

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My IBM T30 Think pad lap-top is stuck in power save mode.The battery is still charging fine,but the whole screen is black with no image when i turn it on.However when i switch it on,all the leds light up...

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I can not detach my IBM Think pad 2662 lap top from the driver

I had the same issue. Here's what I did. Not sure if it will work for you. But give it a try.
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3)Press the down arrow to highlight HDD password. Set a password as instructed and reboot the machine.
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Even if you didn't get try this too.

1. Make bootable CD which contains Norton Ghost or other disk image software
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Laptop will not turn on

It seems that you are out of luck. If the power cord does not fix it, the next possible cause would be the main board. Unfortunately, those are usually expensive. If i was in your shoes, I would try to return the power cord and invest the money in a new computer.

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It's your memory, or more to the point, the memory slots. take all memory out, install 1 piece in the slot closest to the back of the laptop, push down on the memory as if pushing it into the motherboard, and hold pressure while booting.
Bet that works. if not, let me know.
I've got the same machine.
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hi ye check your ram and cpu is 100% if the cpu is disloged it will not come on..try this for starters..

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