Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
I have an IBM ThinkPad T30. I push the power button and all five icons light up. After about a second, four turn off leaving only the "Z" icon lit green.
On the monitor the battery icon is green and the moon icon is not lit.
No water has gotten anywhere near this computer. I was using it this after noon, turned it off, and now (~3hrs later) it will not turn on.
It might have some statical lockup
Here is the steps that you may try
Disconnect the AC adaptor, take the battery out, press the power button and hold about 7 second. Connect the AC adaptor and turn the unit on. If issue persists please post for further diagnostic.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
This is a difficult problem to diagnose, there are many reasons it could happen. I can give you some suggestions about what you can try:
1) Check your power supply, try to run on batteries instead, or if you are running on batteries, take the battery out and try running only on AC
2) Reseat the memory, i.e. take it out, put it back in, make sure it's snugly in
3) Reseat the hard drive, just like you did with the memory
4) Check if the power button is making intermittent contact. Remove the top panel and inspect the power button's contacts for dirt/debris.
You will need to refer to your thinkpad's manual for instructions on how to do the above operations. There are specific disassembly instructions. You can find a copy here:
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
I tried most of what has been written above. My problems seems to be with the Memory slots. If I re-seed the memory it seems to works. I've now wedged some folded paper between the cover and the memory. No problems yet.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
This message is just a huge thank you to Frosty555... It had been three days now that my T30 wouldn't boot, or maybe once in fifty tries, just to freeze few secondes after....
There was actually a dirt under the RAM which prevented the T30 to work... I was almost resigned to buy another one, but thanks to you, I saved some good money !
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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