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X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

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X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#1 Post by Andrew479 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:48 am

Hi,
one slot on my X60T appears not functioning correctly - with any RAM in it, laptop produces 4 short beeps (motherboard failure). The other slot works perfectly fine.
I checked the slot for any cold solder joints and couldn't find any, I also cleaned the slot with pure ethanol - still the same thing.
Any suggestion what should I try next?

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Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:02 am

The 10-second salute, perhaps? Remove battery and charger, press and hold power button for 10 seconds.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:34 am

Try closer to 30, usually works more reliably if done for 30 thab 10.
"Its not what screen ratio you have, it is what you do with it." -me

Now stop complaining and get back to work with your "wrongly configured" box of pixels.

-Thinkpad4by3, or 3:2, or 16:10, or 16:9, or 21:9.....or whatever.

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Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#4 Post by Andrew479 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 am

Done full 60, still the same thing.

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Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 am

Not much you can do at this point, I'm afraid. It could be anything, like a bad solder joint on the RAM slot, failed electronic component (like a capacitor) somewhere between the RAM slot and the northbridge, or even a bad solder joint on the northbridge chip itself. :?
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

#6 Post by Andrew479 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:23 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 am
Not much you can do at this point, I'm afraid. It could be anything, like a bad solder joint on the RAM slot, failed electronic component (like a capacitor) somewhere between the RAM slot and the northbridge, or even a bad solder joint on the northbridge chip itself. :?
So doing reflow should fix it it seems :)
axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 am
bad solder joint on the RAM slot
Andrew479 wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:48 am
I checked the slot for any cold solder joints and couldn't find any

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