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That 'durn' memory card contact spring.

Before I try your excellent advice out, I gotta know if the little brass/metal clip down the slot on the rightside near the bottom is what is out of whack! It looks to be at some weird angle and I'm wondering do I bend it toward the insides of the camera as opposed to the battery side of the slot.
It's approx. 1/8 of an inch in length.

Oh, and thanks...

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Here's a web-page I put up - - with a basic drawing of the camera parts concerned. I don't know how to do the unsoldering/soldering work you recommend. But, maybe I can just get the sensor out, that is, just as long as I know what the sensor is and where it is.
The drawing is of the back of the camera where the circuit board fits right up against the camera's body that has been unscrewed from its insides. The printed wiring has been 'un-plugged' from its receptacle.
The memory card slot's shield is more accessible now, yet only if you know what I'm looking for, and where?!
I can now see the 9 contact pins for the card to be read from each of its brass/metal tongues (contact springs).
There's a brass clip at an angle - is this the sensor?
The bottom drawing is the memory card slot shield with part of the slot's insides revealed.
In the memory card slot on the rightside at the bottom is the clip that sticks out at an angle. I don't know if this is bent out of normal configuration, or what??

Thanks for your time...

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As you can see on the memory card, there is a hole where the lock button slides back and forth. The camera is thinking that the memory card is locked, until the the camera's sensor finds the empty hole in the card. You will probably have to take the camera apart, unsolder the memory card shield, then examine how to repair or trick the memory card sensor. If that is not possible for you,, then I would just remove the sensor by digging it out. Logical output for that sensor should be no signal for the unlocked position anyways. Using the lock feature would no longer be possible then.

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Saltrock the beeps you hear are BIOS Beep Codes

The computer's way of telling you something is wrong, and an area to look into for it.

The beeps come out in a code
May be a long beep, then a pause followed by 2 short beeps.

May be 2 short beeps, a pause, then it beeps 2 short beeps, pause, and all over again.

You get the picture

Now in your best recollection just state the facts sir...............


I mean what beep code so you hear Saltrock?

Post back in a Comment.

While I wait.............

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
(If you have the laptop hard wired to your router, unplug the cable from the laptop)

2) Laptop closed turn it over, Battery Compartment facing Away from you.
Remove the large panel on your side. Looks to be one single Philips head screw to remove/loosen.

Lift the Harddrive/Ram Memory Compartment Panel, up on the screw side at an ANGLE.
There are TABS on the panel on your side, that go into the Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)
Move the panel a little towards the Battery Compartment, and remove.

The Ram Memory module/s ('Stick') are held in by two spring clips on each side.
Closer inspection will reveal the spring clips have a protrusion, or 'Bump' on them.
These bumps fit into Side Notches, in the Ram Memory module.

Simply ease one spring clip to the outside. Be gentle.
The spring clip only needs to move far enough, for the 'bump' to clear the Side Notch.
Now do the same for the other spring clip.

When both spring clips are eased to the outside, the Ram Memory module will 'spring up' a little bit.

The BODY of the Ram Memory module, is everywhere on it, EXCEPT the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.
The Body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.
Handle the Ram Memory module by the BODY.

See the angle that the Ram Memory module popped up to?
Remove the Ram Memory module AT THAT ANGLE.
Reinstall the Ram Memory module at the same slight angle.

Failure to comply, can damage the gold plated contact pins on the Ram Memory module, and/or the contact pins in the Ram Memory slot.

When reinstalling insert at an angle, and fully inserted into Ram Memory slot. Then gently press down on the side that is tilted up; until the spring clip bumps pop into the Side Notches. (Of the Ram Memory module)

Note that there is a Locating Notch, on the Bottom of the Ram Memory module. (Where the gold plated contact pins are),

Make sure you line the Locating Notch of the Ram Memory module, up with the Locating Lug in the Ram Memory slot.
The Ram Memory module only goes in ONE direction.

What I would like you to do, is remove all Ram Memory modules, and clean the gold plated contact pins.
Use a pencil eraser.

If you are using an eraser on the end of a pencil, and not a solid eraser; refrain from letting the metal band of the pencil, touch the gold plated contact pins.

Rub back, and forth; and up and down. Clean EACH gold plated contact pin. BOTH sides. Doesn't take much pressure, nor rubbing to clean them.

Doesn't take much 'corrosion' to make a bad contact, either.
(Corrosion in marks because Gold isn't supposed to corrode.
Just my term)

When finished use air to remove the eraser dust.
If a can of compressed air for computers is available use it.
If not air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient.

Reinstall the Ram Memory module/s.
Reinstall the large panel cover.
Reinstall the Battery.
Reconnect the AC adapter, and then plug it into power.

WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on.

Still no?
I await the BIOS Beep Code then.

Asus Support > Asus N56VJ series of Notebook PC > Downloads page,

Scroll down. Click on the blue + sign, next to the blue Manual (4)
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click on the Blue -> Global

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The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

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How to open casing and upgrade the RAM in Gateway LT2811u?

A) No, the case does not lend itself for easy access to the Ram Memory.

B) 'Other site' is full of beans. Impossible to replace, or upgrade the Ram Memory? Must not be a professional product support website, and does not have computer techs.

1) Work on a table. If the table is on a carpeted floor, refrain from swinging your legs. Observe Anti-Static Precautions.

[ Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

With a desktop computer you can relieve your body of Static by;

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
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This action will relieve your body of Static.

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No such luck when working on a laptop/notebook/netbook/tablet.
An ESD wrist strap should be worn, and it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source.

{ Average cost of a Electro Static Discharge wrist strap, is around $3 to $6.

(It isn't just a piece of wire connected to an alligator clip, and to your wrist. The wrist strap has a metal plate which contacts the skin of your wrist. The metal plate is connected to a 1 Mega Ohm resistor, which in turn is connected to the wire going to the alligator clip, )

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, Empty desktop computer case ]

It may be argued that you are just replacing Ram Memory, and an ESD wrist strap is not needed.

In this instance I will agree.
There is a metal static shield under the Keyboard, and next to the Ram Memory. The Processor is under the motherboard. (To the right of the Fan Assembly, when looking down from the top)

Also, ram memory modules ('Stick') are coated with a see-through plastic coating, on the Body of the module.
(Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom)

I would place a clean towel on the table, to protect the table, and the Netbook, lay the closed netbook upside down on it. (Bottom side up)

2) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

3) Turn the netbook over, open it as far as possible.
Remove the Keyboard

4) Removing the Keyboard:

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Above the DELete key, F12, F8, and F4 keys.

If you look close you will see four thin rectangular pieces of plastic, above the noted keys.
These are depressed down.

I c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press down on them, with a flat tipped Jewelers screwdriver.
Start on the left side with the release tab above the F4 key.
Once depressed the Keyboard will be released from this tab.

Go to the next tab, and so on.
Once all release tabs are released, the top of the Keyboard should pop up, a little.

The Top of the Keyboard is lifted s-l-i-g-h-t-l-y up. Do Not raise it too high.
There may be side tabs also. These will pop loose once the top of the Keyboard is raised up slightly.

There is also a Keyboard Cable attached to the Keyboard.
It is Not needed to disconnect this cable, and I STRONGLY advise against it, as the plastic tabs of the connector on the motherboard, will break VERY easily.

Leave the Keyboard Cable attached.
The Back of the Keyboard may have plastic tabs protruding from it.

This is why the Keyboard is only raised to a slight angle, also.
With the Keyboard in an approximately 45 degree position, move it forward a little, then roll it over, and lay it down.
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The bottom of the netbook has a Door. This Door is removed for access to the Ram Memory, and Harddrive.

Keyboard removed there are 5 screws marked with Door next to them, to remove.
Push on Door Release (Pretty hard) to ease the Door out.
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Each ram memory module has a spring clip on the side. Each side.
The top of the clip is gently moved to the outside, just a little.

The top of the spring clip has a 'bump', or protrusion, which fits in a Side Notch, on the Ram Memory module.
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DO NOT remove a Ram Memory module in a straight up position!
You will bend contact pins down in the ram memory slot on the netbook, and damage the contact pins on the Ram Memory module.

The Ram Memory module is brought out in a 45 degree position.
It is installed back in the same position.

Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body. The body is coated with a see-through protective plastic. (The gold plated contact pins are on the bottom, of the Ram Memory module. The rest of the module is the Body)

When the protrusions of the spring clips are fully seated in the Side Notches of the Ram Memory module, the Ram Memory module is fully seated in the ram memory slot.

The spring clip protrusion, and the Side Notch, are not a perfect fit.
A little leeway is allowed )

The Gateway LT2811u Netbook PC uses DDR3 Sdram ram memory, that operates at a maximum frequency rate of 1066MegaHertz.
It is PC2-8500 that is SO-DIMM.

The Maximum TOTAL Amount of ram memory is 1GB.
There is 1 ram memory slot.


[ Mega = Approximately 1 Million
Hertz = Cycles per Second

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    How do I upgrade the Ram of a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114? Currently have 256MB. Any special precautions?

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