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Memory chip.. You answered my post about my screen turning black and blue light coming on.. Thanks by the way but I don't know how to change out my memory chip like you said to do...

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  • fairie0025 Nov 18, 2008

    Thank you so much for helping. I guess I'll have to bring it in to get checked... Thanks again.

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You better ask anyone who knows little about computer to do this job for you if you don't know what memory chip look like or where can find them., because it risk to kills the laptop...

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Try running the check disk utility.

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In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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reseat the memory.

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Disassembly the laptop
Remove the processor
and reseat again

If don`t work, is your Chipset video
Maybe you can try fix the chipset video

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apply heat to Chipset video.

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If it still does not work then you may have to get it repaired.

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