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Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:34 am
by hjanzen
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

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:25 am
by geka3250
Have you tried entering BIOS with RAM removed? If you can, try cleaning RAM slots with alcohol

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:08 am
by hjanzen
Perfect Suggestion. That did the trick.
Starting normally now.

Thanks a lot !!

Regards,
Hans

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am
by geka3250
Thinkpad 600-series require some alcohol to work :D

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:37 am
by axur-delmeria
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:

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:53 am
by hjanzen
Correct!

Re: Thinkpad 600X Problem

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
Umm....Imm trying to use the trackpoint and it goes everywhere. I put the alcohol in my memory slot, not the computers .