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Intermittent power up

I have toshiba sattelite A60 model and it was working perfectly until I tried to upgrade the memory to 1GB. I bought the memory from local shops and when I inserted the card and restart my computer it did not turn on. I tried again but my computer didnot power on. I removed the memory and started my computer again but very hard now to power on. My computer will power on after several tries. Did my trying to upgrade the memory affected my laptop. Did it damage my Motherboard? What do you think the problem is? Please help. Thank you

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  • vhizo Oct 20, 2008

    probably at first i did not lock both so I tried again locking it firmly. could this be the cause? If it is, then what is the best thing I should do?

  • vhizo Oct 20, 2008

    Thank you pankaj_dic for your reply, I appreciate it. my laptop has 512 RAM and it is built-in and i am trying only to upgrade it to 1G by adding another 512 to its upgrade slot.

  • vhizo Oct 20, 2008

    To add more information about my laptop's intermittent power up, when I press the power ON switch, the blue light is lit and I can hear the HDD rotates but stops. so I press and hold the power switch to restart the computer until such time the HDD works and the computer power up.

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    yes..quite a bit it would..did you replace two sticks with one, by chance?

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Hmm..that power up sequence sounds like a battery state issue..try it with only the ac power included, with battery removed.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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Take out your battery then put it again,
put the original RAM, your laptop is not supporting this RAM

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