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Thinkpad 600X Problem

#1 Post by hjanzen » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:34 am

Once in a while I take my old 600X laptop frpm the cupboard where it is sitting, and give it a start.
To-day it started as usual, windows XP came up, and I connected to internet with Firefox.
After about 5 minutes all of a sudden the there was a sound and the laptop shutted down completely.

Now, as I restart the laptop the following happens:
Memory is shown, then the IBM banner and then the Thinkpad banner, and then after a minute or so a soft soud like rrrrrrrr, and that is it.
It stays like that forever. Pushing any buttons like F1 (during startup) or F2 has no effect whatsoever.

Any suggestions??

Regards, Hans
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#2 Post by geka3250 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:25 am

Have you tried entering BIOS with RAM removed? If you can, try cleaning RAM slots with alcohol
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#3 Post by hjanzen » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:08 am

Perfect Suggestion. That did the trick.
Starting normally now.

Thanks a lot !!

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Hans
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#4 Post by geka3250 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am

Thinkpad 600-series require some alcohol to work :D
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:37 am

geka3250 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am
Thinkpad 600-series require some alcohol to work :D
Isopropyl alcohol for the laptop, or 90-proof gin or vodka for the user? :lol:
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#6 Post by hjanzen » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:53 am

Correct!
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Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Umm....Imm trying to use the trackpoint and it goes everywhere. I put the alcohol in my memory slot, not the computers .
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