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T30 does not turn on..video is blank

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I face a strange issue with T30. Most of the time when i turn on my T30, it does not turn on. only the "Power On" and "Battery" light stays on and other lights are not lit. Sometimes, however, the machine turns on properly and behanves well..i am foxed what this problem is. I have tried removing battery pack, cleaning and putting it back as well as removing RAM and reinserting it properly.

Any help or experience would be great

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  • ashunidhi Jul 19, 2008

    Hi,
    I tried few of these things. Now the machine turns on more often but not all the time. I also noticed that if i press memory slot it come up more often. The memory is well inserted and the screw is tight as well. I cleaned up the connections throroughly as well.
    I took out the BIOS battery as well and re-inserted it. So its kinda freaky right now that it turns on some time and not other times.


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This could be a couple of different things. First, remove the battery and start with AC power only. Sometime batteries will malfunction and cause this. Second, remove the memory and try starting with one chip in, then change out the chips and try. And third, this could be that the hard drive is begging to fail. If the hard drive doesn't initialize and the machine can't read it, then it will appear to be on without running. Usually it's with the small electric motor in the drive. Next time it doesn't start, listen to see if you can hear the drive spinning, if you can't, then it's the hard drive. Run through these one at a time, if you find that one helps then you don't need to follow on down the list.

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