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Mainboard problem Hi, I had a problem similar to yours with a VL-601 motherboard. I dusted the PC inside, pulled the three RAM modules off and then secured them back in place again, and rebooting the system I got the sequence of slow, long "beeps", and no video output. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for cooperation. Massimo from Italy

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  • massimo344 Dec 03, 2008

    Yesterday night I checked all the connections and finally tried to pull out the RAM modules again, all the three of them. Then I reinstalled them one at a time, discovering that the problem was there: after installing the first module, the PC booted properly. The same with two modules. In the third module sat the problem. Perhaps I damaged it while dusting the PC. Hope this helps.




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Clean the dust from the RAM socket completely by blowing air with a antistatic blower. Clean the RAM contacts with the pencil eraser & then fit into the socket.

If still no luck, try with a single stick to find out the faulty one..

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