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[Discuss] Does anyone have a Thinkpad T30?

On 4/11/2014 9:40 AM, MishaStrGm wrote:
> Hi Bill
> 1 I use T60p a lot without battery. It is fine.
> I used another old lap-tops without battery just fine.
> I do not have battery.
> 2  Are you from Linux user group?
> T30 can run Linux, slow.
> You click and nothing happeps, only then .
> I have Linux questions often.
> Mike Strounin.


Thanks, that's good to know.

I just booted the T30 into its BIOS, but I had to push a button on the 
bottom of the unit and try combinations of the power and "Thinkpad" 
buttons to get it to boot, and after I updated the date/time, it 
wouldn't reboot. Is there some way to get it to boot without pushing two 
or three buttons at once?



> On 4/10/14, Bill Horne<bill at>  wrote:
>> Thanks for reading this.
>> I just got a Thinkpad T30 from a guy who gave it away on  the
>> "Freecycle" list.
>> He got the machine to light up and got to the BIOS, but there's no
>> battery, and I don't want to tempt fate by running it without one.  The
>> former owner said something about the RAM, and I gather the T30's had
>> some problem with the second slot not working, but that's all I could
>> find out from Google.
>> I'd like to borrow a battery for a T30, and try to judge if this one is
>> worth the time to work on: the big question right now is whether the $33
>> for a new battery and possibly $20 for a charger is worth the risk, and
>> I'd like some more information before I decide.
>> If you'd rather, you're welcome to take the machine and charger and
>> docking station and have a go at it yourself: I got it for free and I'm
>> OK with paying it forward.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Bill
>> --
>> Bill Horne
>> William Warren Consulting
>> 339-364-8487
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