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2nd slot issues

I'm trying to install a second stick of ram in my t30, but it wont work. I switched the old and put in the new and that works. So whats my issue. I've been reading that there is a second slot issue with the t30. Could this be my problem?

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  • lynchmobb Feb 17, 2008

    Tried your advise. Still not reading. I contacted ibm, and they said that I would have to pay for repair even though it was offered for free 2yrs previous. I asked customer service why would it matter, and he told me "its because we sent those notices out, and if you didn't respond...". Well basically its my prob, even though I haven't had the computer for more than a year. Any other suggestions to get this other slot to read my memory?

  • lynchmobb Feb 17, 2008

    Thanks for your help

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IBM's may need a bios update to read the 2nd slot do that first, and then check your setup for both slot availabilty. IBM always has, and always will make your life interesting.

got backup for your IBM Thinkpad?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    unfortunately, that's how IBM has always played the game. Too bad too, since the computer isn't really that bad. I also understand that the max size of memory is limited too. Reminds me of the old Compaq proprietary days.


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