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Fixed by tilting ?

by edupri / August 15, 2006 7:31 PM PDT

Hi folks, after 30 minutes of normal file copying ( music from a LP3 ) in my IBM T-30 2366-96U,with W XP Pro, the process got progressively slower.The hard disk light remained on.
At this slow, uneven copying phase, I found out that by tilting the laptop, left side up, the speed went back to normal for a few seconds, then, again got slow to a final freeze.
This complete cycle repeated many times.
Can somebody tell what is the problem, how can I fix it?
Cordially thankful, Edupri.

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Usually a sign of heat issues. How long since you...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2006 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Fixed by tilting ?

Cleaned the air ports and if over a year hit it with some (not high pressure) compressed air?

Many think laptops are no-maintenance bricks.

Bob

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I second that.
by udayan71 / August 15, 2006 11:56 PM PDT

Clean that notebook!
"Tilting fixed it" likely means that you improved airflow by tilting. That's all.

Udayan.

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Fixed by tilting?
by edupri / August 21, 2006 6:17 AM PDT

Thanks for your answer.I'll tried that without results.I'm afraid the HD is bad and I don't have the recovery CD because I got this laptop from a second hand.I don't know how to get it.

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Even second hand...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2006 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Fixed by tilting?

I've paid very little for the recovery CDs from the maker compared to the full $199 XP CD price.

Today's laptop drives are in the 50 to 99 buck range and the recovery CD I've found at 35 bucks.

Your choice if the laptop is worth this much.

Bob

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