02-09-2019 04:57 PM
I have this older T30 2366-87U 2.0 CPU, 2 GB MB. I charged the battery and it booted to 'Fan Error'. After reading up on that, pulled it cleaned and new artic silver. I could boot to BIOS but not to windows. (tried the good HD from my 2366-21U 2.2CPU, 2 GB MB, 160 HD.) I finally noticed it would boot to a charged battery, but not to AC and Batt. It updates utilities fine now. I am surprised it boots at all after years in my closet with a 'possible bad mobo note' on it. Will keep using it now and then. wonder what a battery costs these days?
this might have been a 1.8 CPU before I started swapping parts. great old T-30's!
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02-09-2019 08:14 PM
If it won't start with A/C, how doi you plan to use it? I always tell people never to buy aftermarket batteries, but I would be surprised if Lenovo is making new ones. At least, be careful not to buy any battery with very old cells
02-17-2019 09:06 AM
sounds like hardware. If I remember correctly, the biggest issue with that model was the memory slots' solder joints cracking from pressure from HDD above them. You might try using a single slot, but the machine might just be tired.
02-18-2019 02:04 PM
Wow!! Pulled out the outside stick and it booted sooner, only 1 gb though. Apacer pc2700 ??? I pulled some Kington KVR memory out of the working 2.2 T-30 and it boots right up. the 2.2 boots with the Apacer, I'm not picky right now. Great idea!--Thank You