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Toughbook CF-18 won't start-up after adding RAM

I have a panasonic toughbook CF-18B, wich comes with a standard 256 RAM-memory. Yesterday I added 512 extra RAM and now nothing happens anymore when I turn on the computer. No lights at all! Is it possible I blew a fuse? And if so; can this be replaced?

Many thanks in advance!

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1) Remove the ram module you installed (with laptop turned off) then power on laptop.

If it laptop powers one, then either A)Your new ram chip is not compatible with your laptop (read your owners manual for the "exact" type of ram you need.) or search eBay "panasonic cf-18 ram" for example. 1 Gig ram was $32 when I just checked...

If laptop does NOT power on after you remove the new chip, then you may have accidentally fried your motherboard when installing it. Not likely, but possible. Human body can generate a lot of static electricity, if you do not "ground" yourself you can easily fry an electronic component / motherboard, etc... see this link below. If this is the case have a technician give you an estimate on repair.

http://www.wikihow.com/Ground-Yourself-to-Avoid-Destroying-a-Computer-with-Electrostatic-Discharge

Good luck !


Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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    yeti747 Nov 22, 2013

    Hi, it might be that the RAMs simply did no jump right into their sockets.This happens a lot if you are a newbie. usually rams are easy to remove and to add, if you use force or sth. works hard, you did not use the ram clips well. Try agai, it should work easy and without use of force, in my benq laptop rams will jump out to the top once i open the clip so iI just put the new ram on top of the clips and press it down

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There could be several problems with what you have done with your laptop. One of the problems which I have seen alot happen when changing ram in a laptop is you have gone over the limit of what the laptop can handle. Have you tried putting your old ram back in. If not try putting your old ram back in and see if the laptop boots up. If not then unplug your laptop and take the battery out and hold the power button down until the count of 10 mississippi which will drain the onboard power supply allowing you to reset the mother board. Did you ground yourself while working inside the laptop. If your body had any static charge to it while working inside the laptop you might have shocked the hardrive or one of the other vital parts inside. Also check your work to see that you didn't accidently knock a wire connection loose while working inside since laptops do not have alot of room to work this happens alot also.

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https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pc/cgi-bin/itn/toughbook/dl01.cgi

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