Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook ?

T30 still won't boot after fan replacement

\015 So, all you did was R&R the fan. \015\012\015\012I followed the exact Lenovo fan R&R instructions which started with remove battery, remove memory, remove DVD, remove CMOS batery, etc. Looking back i shoudl have ignored all that and just R&R the fan.\015\012\015\012This should be simple enough. I'm going to venture to say that either the processor isn't seated correctly, or you missed a connector. Tear it back down, pull the processor, blow it out with air, and reseat it. \015\012\015\012I did that twice.\015\012\015\012Also check for any connections you may have missed, and reseat the memory. \015\012\015\012I did that many times and discovered one of the two 512MB RAM strips is dead, actually killed by the removale process i suppose. So now i get to see the IBM Thinkpad boot screen!! but it will not boot... anything, not HDD1 not HDD2 in Ultrabay, not bootable CD, not bootable flopy. \015\012\015\012I set the CMOS time and date. I set teh default CMOS values, nothing makes the disk light flash for boot up. Seems like something else is whacky.\015\012\015\012At the initial start, start it without the battery, then reboot with the battery.\015\012\015\012Did that, no boot.\015\012\015\012You did remove the battery when changing the fan, right? \015\012\015\012Yes\015\012\015\012Anyway, try this and let me know through the "ask me" tab next to my name.\015

Answers :

I previously wrote that I tried booting up the CDROM, HDD1, HDD2 and a floppy. That is two hard disk drives a CD and floppy disk, all were bootable and each was told to boot from the BIOS. So I doubt that I have a bad HDD since both will boot in another T30 I have. I wrote that I had a bad memory strip, not a bad memory slot. Neither of the memory slots are bad as I can plug good 512MB strips in both slots and show 1GB RAM in the BIOS. I replaced the CMOS battery with a new one before reporting this problem.
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\015\012Got any more ideas?
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\015\012Thanks,
\015\012Allen
One of your memory slots might be bad as I'm assuming you tried both memory chips in the known working slot.
\015\012I found setting the boot up sequence in BIOS is better than using F12.
\015\012Set your BIOS to boot the CDROM first. I suspect the hard drive has failed or has a problem. Do you have a floppy boot disk? Lenovo has PCDoctor bootable diagnostics on their website. You may have inadvertently bent a pin inserting the hard drive. Your CMOS battery could be dead but since that was untouched I would be surprised.
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