Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
I can't seem to get my IBM T30 laptop to boot up. I depress the power button and the following happens: The '1', 'A' icons come on, as does the moon (only for a moment), then the battery icon (green).....the '1' and the 'A' icons are no longer lit up...only the green battery icon and the icon beside it (circle with a lightning bolt thru it)...... That's all that happens..... No image on the screen at all No fan noises I've disconnected / reconnected everything I've tried booting without and with the battery I am at a loss.
I need help to reboot my ibm t30 plz
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
It may have a faulty motherboard or it is stuck in hibernation. To take it from hibernation you need to licate the CMOS battery, know this is where the problem starts. The battery (Small disc shaped, probably covered with tape.) could be underneath the notebook. If you turn it over there should be compartments where the memory harddrive etc reside, it could be in those places or even under the keyboard. If you are not too sure as you have to be very carefull, take it to a qualified repairer.
Posted on Jan 26, 2007
Had this same issue:
Systems powers on
CPU fans spin up
Hard disk spins up
But, blank screen, not BIOS POST
I followed Solution #6.
This helped me that realize that both memory sticks are still good, because both of them worked in only one memory slot/bus. But one of the memory slot/bus, the one facing to the front, has gone bad.
How does a slot go bad.
So the next questions are:
Can thise be serviced?
If so, how much will it cost?
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
MissPriss is right, I just recently received a Hp Pavilion dv1000 free, as a gift. I hit the power switch, even held it down for a while...nothing happend. I then proceeded to take the bottom of the laptop off, and removed almost everything from the motherboard, then, finding no problems, re-attached everything and then i found this post about the ac adapter. I then reconnected the adapter, and if you do this right it works people...connect the adapter and while holding down the power button, move the adapter a bit "where it enters your laptop" and hold it in a different spot for awhile...and you will notice your laptop trying to boot but the ac adapter is just PATHETIC...im headed out to purchase one...thanks all
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
I think laptop switch probelm
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
I can tell you right now the problem is with the ac adaptor. I have had this problem off and on for over 6-8 months, have bought numerous power adapters (IBM Thinkpad brand), but eventually each and everyone of them die. I just dealt with this again today. I have two IBM Thinkpads, an R30 and a T30. I switched outthe ac adaptor using the one from the R30, and lo and behold - I am back in business. It's kind of expensive continuing to buy adaptors, but that is the problem! [email protected]
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
I had the same problem with the laptop suddenly stopping booting, and no display. I tried different memory modules, but to no avail. In the end, I found that if I kept the modules pushed down flat on the back (there is a bit of a spring in the modules when they are correctly inserted), then it booted fine, but when I stopped pressing them down, it imstantly crashed & wouldn't boot again. So I put some bluetack on the back of the modules, and screwed the cover back on over them. This permanently fixed my booting issues. However, the laptop only seems to recognise the inner slot now, and not the second one nearest the outer edge of the case. But at least it boots, and works.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
Your laptop will also not boot if there is no RAM available. It may be that the memory card(s) are not seated well or the memory bus is bad. I experienced similarly problems while trouble shooting memory problems. Try reinstalling the memory boards one at a time. Take one board and test it in each slot. If the first board does not work in either slot, set it aside as suspect. Try the second board alternately in each slot. If one or both work in one slot you know both the card and the bus slot is good. If none of the four combinations work you may either have bad memory boards or a bad memory bus. Sometimes cleaning the pin slots out with compressed air and making sure the boards are securely seated will get the memory to work. Good Luck! Peter
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
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