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I added 512mb ram to my armada e500 and screen will not come up

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The new RAM module maybe incompatible with the existing RAM module.
I suggest you use the same make and speed as the original RAM module.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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SOURCE: COMPAQ ARMADA E500 PC notebook

Please specify your motherboard details and i will tell you a work around for breaking the password

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Compaq Armada e500 won?t recognize the cd drive

Simple things first: Assuming the CD drive is removable, remove it from the laptop then re-iinsert it making sure it's pushed home properly so that the connectors seat properly.

If, again, the drive is in a bay (i.e. it's removable) then it may be the connectors are worn/damaged. If it's the drive connector then it may be repairable or you might pick up another drive, perhaps on eBay. It may also be that the drive has simply given up the ghost - so back to eBay :) If the connectors on the laptop have got damaged then you're looking at dismantling the laptop to repair/replace them, if that's possible.

If it's an external drive then the advice is very similar - check out the connectors first. If they look OK then you probably have to suspect the drive itself.

For either type of drive, there is always the small chance that the IDE controller channel on the motherboard has died - I have seen this happen in rare cases. Your options then are a bit limited. IIRC, that PC has no USB2 and even if it did, it wouldn't boot from a USB CD. You can get a PCMCIA interface card (now called simply PC interface) for an external CD. Depending on the card-drive interface, you might be able to boot from that.

If you need to install software onto the machine & have another (desktop) PC to hand: remove the disc from the E500, get a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2" disc adapter & temporarily attach the drive to the desktop as a secondary (i.e. not boot) disc. You can then load software onto the drive although you can't do a Windows install that way. If the machine already has an old version of windows on it, you can copy for example, the XP install files onto the drive, put it back in the machine & run an upgrade. Not the most desirable result but may be OK.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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SOURCE: compaq armada e500 memory

memory modules are under keyboard,you have to remove this first,1 hidden screw under(indicates a keyboard) and the 4 holds between the Fkeys(pull them down).Remove the keyboard and you''be able to see them....Chris/Greece

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Where can I get a manual for a Compaq Armada E500?

You can download manuals from here http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportManual&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=96231&docIndexId=179111&manualLang=en

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: how to charge battery in compaq armada e500

You need to connect the power adapter and charge it for some time and check.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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One long beep and one short beep, sounds out. Then is followed by a Read Only Memory I/O error, code 101. Just as I turn my Compaq Armada E500 on, that's what it does. Is there a fixable...


Looks like your RAM. Take it out, clean the contacts & replace. If it still does not work try another RAM module. I am sure its the RAM.

Jun 18, 2011 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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How do add ram or is it even possible on this unit


Hello, yes it's possible. There are 2 memory slots under the keyboard. Take a look at
http://www.ehow.com/how_6234021_install-memory-compaq-armada-e500.html
for quite a lot of info on the Armada E500. Also youtube for some useful info. if you type 'Compaq Armada E500' into the search box.
Regards
nicam49

Oct 30, 2010 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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I have a Compaq Armada E500 with intel celeron 600Mhrz, windows xp professional with service pack 3, 64M RAM and 5G hard drive. I've bought recentlly a wireless adaptor TP-Link, 150Mbps Wireless Lite N. I...


I can't understand how your computer even works with only 64Megs. of RAM.
Look at the system requirements on the wireless. It will tell you the min. required memory for your device.
Hope this has helped you.

Oct 04, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Added more ram but it's not working Compaq E500


what did you mean not working ?? didnt see the new Ram memory ?/ or didnt boot at all ....anyway ...when adding new ram memory ..first thing you do is to remove the Bios battery for to let bios on defaults and let it be able to read the new added unit ....second ...be sure the new added ram is compatible and in the same frequency ,then remove the battery like I said and in the last ...reinstall the operating system ....always look at the boot to see if the ram memory that is displayed is the same value with the one you know that actually is installed on the slots...it should work if this was just an option to make it faster ...and not a wild guess cause it use to have issues and didnt boot before...

Sep 10, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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The memory I install to Armada wont boot


You CAN NOT mix 100 and 133 chips! It is not good for the computer. They may let the computer work, but it won't recognize them properly.
If you still want to use the new chips, try and bypass the acklowledgment. Don't know if it is possible, but it may be the only way.
You should be using the correct chips.

You can go to: 4allmemory.com or cruicial.com to find out what sizes your computer is allowed.

Jun 01, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Display problems


Hi,Have you installed new RAM recently?if so it might not be properly seated,it's worth reseating it and see if that helps,or try removing RAM sticks alternately it may be a faulty one.

Dec 22, 2008 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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E500


First tell that which O/S it had earlier coz armada e500 notebook comes with 64 MB RAM and 12 GB HARD DISK , had you upgraded your notebook with RAM AND HARD DISK .
If not then check the hard disk space you have left in the notebook

Apr 25, 2008 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Install xp-sp2 on compaq e500


First tell that which O/S it had earlier coz armada e500 notebook comes with 64 MB RAM and 12 GB HARD DISK , had you upgraded your notebook with RAM AND HARD DISK .
If not then check the hard disk space you have left in the notebook.

Apr 25, 2008 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Armada e500 won't boot


yes u should and u could remove hd to see if bios screen comes out cheak and tak eout 1 ram try anther before u say bad mobo proably tho best bet sell it on ebay used for repair ok

Jan 19, 2008 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Hard drive & Memory


it depends on the motherboard but i would say you can probably go to 2 gb ram. now the hard drive you can use any size you like. if you want to purchase this parts check out these stores and websites.
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newegg.com

Nov 21, 2007 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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