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I have a dell desktop htat i took the ram out of to try some free ram a friend gave to me. when i seen the ram wouldnt fit i reinstalled my ram i took out. i now get beeps and the monitor wont come on. when i click the monitor power button it goes green for a second and back to yellow.

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  • vengance Jan 06, 2009

    i tied that but to no avail. is it possible the cards (two 512 cards) went bad? i have reseated them a dozen times ..one at a time and both together. i even switched the slots they were in. still nothng. i welcome any help. ..

  • vengance Jan 06, 2009

    if im not mistaken its an ispiron 1100

  • vengance Jan 06, 2009

    i apologize..its a dimension 1100 with windows xp

  • vengance Jan 09, 2009

    we can not get screen to power up it stays yellow... when we unplug monitor cable from tower it says no signal imput or plug is disconnected. when replugged up it goes back to yellow on power button to screen

  • vengance Jan 10, 2009

    ok friend it seems like u are speaking french ..but ill let u know how far i have got.

    1.i removed the ram and reseated it 15 times and its in right

    2.i remved the battery and left it out for 30 sec and replaced it

    3. i inplugged the lead thats supposed to reset the memory(i think its the right one) it has 2 rows of pins ..five on top and four on bottom. here is no extra pins to move the plug onto.



    when i plug the monitor in..it jsut goes yellow. when i unplug it..it says theres no signal input ..but the light goes green on my monitor. i need this resolved asap. my phone number is 1-276-565-1005. ask for jessie. maybe telling me as im looking inside the cover will help.

  • vengance Jan 10, 2009

    I TRIED ANOTER MONITOR AND STILL SAME THING. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED TO BOTH RAM CARDS WHEN REINSTALLNG THEM (FRYING THEM OR SOMETHING)? ALSO I HAD HARDDRIVE REFORMATTED BACK TO FACTORY CLOSE TO A WEEK BEFOR THSI HAPPENED (paid dell techs to help me) and all was working fine tll removed the ram. my home number is 1-276-565-1005. maybe telling me what im lookin for over the phone will be easier. ask for jessie

  • vengance Jan 11, 2009

    vengance01@hotmail.com

  • vengance Jan 11, 2009
  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i reinstalled the os and had it working way befor thsi happened. i just tried 2 new sticks of ram and it does the same thing (inc, beeping) the os is xp. i cant install it agon becaus eit wont power the screen on for me to see, te power lighht to the monitor stas yellow.

  • errin durham
    errin durham May 11, 2010

    what type of dell is it?

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Are there 2 slots for ram do you have 1 mem card or 2
if you have one you have to make sure its in the right slot and seated properly.
if one check that its seated properly ....reboot
if nothing remove and reseat in other slot..reboot

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    tat4u Jan 08, 2009

    try to boot regardless of what may or may not happen .if you see no response for a while press and hold down power button.remove power lead then remove battery for less than a minute.reinsert the battery and reconnect the power lead boot and try to access bios . in bios reset to default values..save and exit..see if pc boots now ...before it will boot it will read mem and install to bios if all goes well.whilst youre in bios you might want to study if theres any method in bios that should be activated first.

  • tat4u
    tat4u Jan 09, 2009

    f*** me Ive only just noticed its a tower.Towers are a doddle.

    ok take off the cover to access mother board.

    remove vga (pci)from housing.(unless you use onboard vga)

    remove mem cards.

    remove rtc battery.rtc looks like a large digal watch battery.

    make sure you have your hd in first available connector on lead.if you have spare hd fit this on the second connector on same lead.

    this way bios will read first disk c: then 2nd d: then cd/dvd e: f: if another and so on...card readers,usb plug ins etc...

    re house vga(make sure tight and secure with retainer screw.

    re insert mem (if theres only 2 slots dont matter which order you put them.replace rtc.

    connect monitor lead and boot up.

    if the hd has not been reformatted yet due to probs you should now get a response at least to be able to reformat and install new os.

    if you have extra/spare hd this also can be formatted and either os can be installed or can be used for storage.

    if it seems progress was made replace cover.

    if you get to the format disk stage let me know for any details.

    if you still have prob I'll send you spotmau.

    but I think by removing rtc(to reset bios)when booted system should detect mem now and load it.

    anyway keep me posted...

  • tat4u
    tat4u Jan 11, 2009

    ok not so technical...

    remove cover...

    look at back of pc where the moniter plugs in..this is ur vga card...remove it...

    look on motherboard for a disk type battery (rtc) it maybe covered or in housing.its about the size of ur thumbnail...

    remove it about 1 min then replace...

    replace vga...

    boot up

    enter bios..( this is setup,screen shows which key to press to enter)

    in bios select default settings..

    save and exit..

    on bootup bios should detect mem

  • tat4u
    tat4u Jan 11, 2009

    if you have windows live messenger send me ur email so as I can locate you and we can talk on there for free.

  • tat4u
    tat4u Jan 12, 2009

    as far as Im aware youve formatted your hd(yes?)

    so being that theres no os installed is the reason why your monitor says no signal so dont worry about that for now .have you tried to install os (xp or vista?)

    if not try it it may kick the ram into action.

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