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When I put memory in, it beeps at me & nothing comes up on the monitor

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Is this a new memory module you are installing (are you REPLACING or ADDING memory)? How many memory slots does this computer have?
Make sure that the module is seated firmly by gently tugging at it after the locking mechanism is in place to make sure it doesn't fall off. Sometimes the lock engages even though the module is not correctly seated.
You may want to try the module on a different port and if it still beeps, the module may be faulty (if there are any other working and compatible computers to try it on, it will help isolate if it's the memory module or the motherboard's memory ports at fault).
If you have any other spare memory modules, you can try those as well. Whichever component (either motherboard or memory) the problem is isolated to will have to be replaced.

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