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X230T random reboot problem

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Chonk
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X230T random reboot problem

#1 Post by Chonk » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:09 am

Hi,

I've been trying to diagnose the problem my X230T has developed recently where it will hard reset at random, I'd guess on average maybe once every 4-5 hours of use. Checking event viewer in windows I can see error 41 (kernal-power).

So far I have tried:
  • Reapplying new thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink
  • Cleaning the terminals of both the RAM and Wifi card with alchohol
  • Swapping the RAM with that from my X230.
  • Running the computer without the battery in (just on AC).
I'll be sad if this laptop has died, I have had it from new and it's probably the only time in my life I'll spend that sort of money on a laptop. Is there anything else I can try?

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Re: X230T random reboot problem

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:31 am

Have you run several passes of memtest86+?
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
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Re: X230T random reboot problem

#3 Post by Chonk » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:05 am

I've run through 2 passes now since seeing your suggestion this morning. The first finished after 1:30, the second after 5:30. not sure why it was so much slower the second time through but no errors seen.

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