Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook ?

Wet laptop My daughter spilled soda on her T30. Now it won't start, how do I troubleshoot the problem. I'm thinking the motherboard is shot. Thank You for any help you can provide, Mike


Answers :

If you haven?t done so already pull the battery and unplug the AC power converter. Chances are good that the damage is already done; however, there is a chance that after a good cleaning and all liquid is completely removed it may still work. The problems that have to be dealt with is that the soda ingredients are great electrical conductors plus the sugar will gum up the keyboard and other moveable components. \015\012\015\012What needs to be done is the keyboard needs to be removed, cleaned out and thoroughly dried out. If you can get the soda out before it dries then you?re in good shape. If not the keys will be sticky and pretty much unusable. You can try blowing it out with compressed air, Q-tips, paper towels, ect. \015\012\015\012After removing and dealing with the keyboard the next step is to determine if any of the liquid has dripped down into the lower part of the laptop. If it has then you?ll have to go through the same process. You have to ensure all of the liquid is removed from all moving parts and electrical boards and components. Remember if you don?t get everything you?ll risk the real possibility of gummed up parts or electrical shorts.\015\012\015\012Lastly if the laptop despite your best efforts will still not work chances are good that the data on the hard drive can still be recovered.\015\012\015\012Let us know what happens and if we can help further.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Wet laptop My daughter spilled soda on her T30. Now it won't start, how do I troubleshoot the problem. I'm thinking the motherboard is shot. Thank You for any help you can provide, Mike


If you haven?t done so already pull the battery and unplug the AC power converter. Chances are good that the damage is already done; however, there is a chance that after a good cleaning and all liquid is completely removed it may still work. The pro ... IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

How many hard frives can be installed


You can put as many drives as you can fit as long as you have the cables and connection. Usually 4 is the max in a computer, but you can by a SCSI IDE card and add even more. The biggest problem is to make sure that the jumpers are set to slave on ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Gateway GT5240E desktop won't power up


I know it sounds unlikely to work, but try this: Remove the motherboard from the chassis, remove the memory and cpu. Locate the chipset controllers. They are the two chips with the black heat sinks on them. Turn the motherboard over, and using ... PC Desktops

My 2gb ram stick died, so I tried upgrade to 4gb


Most appreciated naturalgal66. Perhaps you would like more information, to put together some of the information I stated in the Clarifications.This is a motherboard block diagram,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherb ... HP Pavilion a6600f Desktop PC

Hi I have an HP ECS Motherboard. It has a pci exp.1.0 I tried to install a EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, the card is running but nothing on the screen, the hard drive continues to load, I switched from the new card to the on board monitor plug, screen come right on? The on board nvidia Geforce works fine, but the 9800 card does not, could thier be something wrong with the pci express slot? I unpulged and repuled sever


Hi! I had a problem tying to communicate with the fixet team. I was not sure where to sent the infor. Anyway, looking everythig over, their has to be a problem in the motherboard. I disabled the on board driver first. Installed the new driver next. R ... PC Desktops

Gateway GT5240E desktop won't power up


More like the video card. I now have the same problem after 5 years. I noticed that when I played games the computer would freeze up. Then it got to the point where it would not start. I replaced the power supply thinking it was the problem but agian ... Gateway FX4710-UB003A Core 2 Quad Q9300 6GB DDR2 640GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista... PC Desktop

Motherboard for IBM Netvista shot.


If the 200 dollars is for the board only they are probably fairly accurate. If this includes them installing the motherboard, that is very good. As long as the memory fee isn't too much more, this wouldn't be that bad of a deal. If you are plannin ... IBM NetVista PC Desktop

No sound from computer


Yes that’s true. The sound circuit is integrated into the motherboard. Does your “Device Manager” have any yellow or red alerts or flags next to the sound device? To access the "Device Manager" go to the 'Control Panel", "A ... Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

After unhooking Dell monitor, can't get it to work again.


HELLO THERE:\015\012You shouldnt have to hook both of them up.\015\012turn off the computer and monitor unplug. the power cord to the power supply. leave the monitor hooked to the computer \015\012 remove the side panel on the lef ... Dell UltraSharp 1905FP LCD Monitor

ASPIRE 5100 LAPTOP


Dear vze4dphy,Okay, now this is not as straight forward as one might first think. There are a number of issues that can cause this symptomatic fault, and it is not made any easier by the companies that are not providing much information o ... Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

The gateway that will not power up


I have an adapter for the hard drive have just order 5 of them i havent\015\012received them yet(i can send one your way for a few bucks if you would\015\012like) its not the power supply if things will spin up... check the\015\012voltage on the adap ... PC Laptops

Need new motherboard


You must check in some computer shop if they will sell for you...because some computer shop are not selling but some are....but i think try to go in Hp service center..maybe they can help you.. ... Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook

Vertical lines in my laptop screen


Try connecting an external monitor to the Dell Inspiron 9300 and see if the vertical line is also present on the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop’s LCD display panel is defective. If the monitor also displays t ... Dell Inspiron 9300 Notebook

Gateway model #MA7


Hello again, Unfortunately, there's a lot of information that I need, and you may have difficulty providing it. Let's start with clarifying your comments. When you say "opened up", do you mean (1) you've opened the "clamshel ... Gateway MT6840 Notebook

I am currently working a friend's desktop computer with Microsoft XP Pro, SP2. It's a dell system with 256 mb ram, n 2.0 ghz Intel Pentium 4 cpu. When i received the system they said they needed a new anti virus program, so i went ahead and plugged in an ethernet cable for my DSL. However, when i got on the ONLY user cannot use it. I tried a USB wireless linksys card and only has done the same thing. However, i created a new administrative user and it can access the internet via wireless and lan


You need to increase the memory before you do anything else. There is nothing wrong with a gig or two of memory providing your clients computer will support it.\015\012\015\012I think id copy what ever files your client wants to save and ... Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

Why does my computer swith on but not boot up


Hi Garnedd!\015\012 \015\012First of all, it sounds like you've taken a lot of troubleshooting steps thus far. So thank you for providing the details of those steps. It helps greatly.\015\012 ... Compaq D51S 1.6GHz Desktop XP Computer

I think motherboard is shot


Hello,\015\012\015\012You may be able to start the system restore from the repair console if you have your operating system boot CD by following the steps ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

My Pictures has suddenly slowed to a crawl.


1. The amount of pictures on your hard drive will not cause the slow ups that you are describing.2. You can check your memory by removing one module and see if it helps. If it doesn't, check the other module by itself. I don't think it is t ... Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

Cpu upgrade , please help


Tech-gu818, When looking to see what processors a computer will support, try to find out what motherboard chipset is on the motherboard, and the processor socket.The motherboard chipset is the;1) Northbridge chip2) ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Motherboard replacement Toshiba laptop


Are you sure the ac adapter is providing power to the system? You should check it with a multimeter first before ruling out a problem with the system. ... Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 Notebook

HP Pavillion dv7-1245dx freezing problem (HARDWARE)


Maybe processor crystal is located on mainboard is falling, and the message" CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT" is the processor checkup status flag, for stucked data, maybe a defective processor or a defective motherboard, send to repair. ... HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Notebook

Vertical lines in my laptop screen


Yes the problem is with your video system hardware, most likely. A repair may be possible as it could be the delicate ribbon cable that provides the video signal from a connection on the motherboard to the actual display screen. It could be the dis ... HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook

Board of step note nc 1510


THE CURRENT ISSUE OF LABTOP MAGAZINE HAD AN ARTICALE ON UPGRADING YOUR NOTEBOOK AND OPTION, YOU MANUFACTURE MAY HAVE THE INFORMATION ON MOTHERBOARD UPGRADES, HOW ABOUT BOIS UPGRADE INSTEAD, UNLESS YOU NEED MOR RAM CAPACITY, BUT THAT CAN BE DONE BY S ... Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

Been told the mother board needs replaceing on hp pavilon note book laptop s/n cnf6420xq7 p/n rp958ea#ABU. who can supply this item and at what cost. with thanks GEOFF


Hello, i hope to help you. If you have your laptop, first thing you need the part # of the motherboard itself. To find the motherboard part number, you will need to remove the ram modules from the bottom of the laptop. The is a small cover to be remo ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Wont boot up when i turn it on it just beeps 6 times then stops beeping for a few sec then beeps again it worked finr last night what happened and how do i fix it pls help i love this comp PLEASE HELP ME,,,,thanks james


6 Beeps: Keyboard controller / gate A20 failure\015\012Explanation: The keyboard controller is a chip on the motherboard that communicates with your keyboard. It also controls the A20 gate that provides access to the high memory area (HMA). Thi ... HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9726 seconds