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T30 Raqm fix

Hi Harvester,
we have 2 T30s with the same problem... they both now work...
Thanks for the info...
We still have the T30 stop once in a while until we play with the RAM again..
You said that you had a fix for that... We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us out.
It seems like the RAM socket is intermitant when it heats up. Like the socket pins open when warm.

regards,
anmibou
Andre
anmibou@sympatico.ca

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Firstly, heat the soldering iron and clean all traces of solder from the bit. You can use a wet solder sponge, or even damp kitchen paper. It is VITAL to remove all solder.

Remove power and battery from the T30. Open the memory cover, and remove all memory.

Taking great care, press the bit of the hot iron with moderate pressure (about twice what you would use to press a key with one finger) on each pin in turn for about 1 second, on the contacts of the memory slot that is not working. Because you have no solder on the tip, it does not matter that you touch more than one contact at a time, but there are very small surface mount capacitors between the sockets. Be careful not to touch and unsolder these.

There is a warning here. Do no wipe the iron across the contacts. Always lift the iron before pressing it on the next pin(s). If you do wipe iron across the contacts, you WILL bend and short them. These are surface mount components, and the wire contacts are easily disturbed and shorted. If you do short the contacts, it will be difficult or impossible to fix.

Remember there are pins on both sides of the memory socket. Do not worry if some of the plastic of the socket melts, it is not a problem.

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