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Dimension 1100 desktop problem after reinstallin ram cards

I have a dimension 1100 desktop that i took the ram out of to try some "freebie" ram and when i seen it wouldnt work ..i reinstalled the original cards in it.. i know they are in right and i tried one at a time(i have two 512 cards) and i even switched the slots they are in; still nothing. i have tried reinstalling them a bunch of times but all this done was stop the beepng that was coming on when i started pc(this started when i tried at first to reseat the original ram). now the mnitir wont come on but a second and goes back to yellow on the power light,

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

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  • vengance Jan 08, 2009

    we found the coms battery and are not sure where the jumper is you are refering too can you give us the color/size/or description.

    how about a picture.we are afriad that we are going to mess up the computer

  • vengance Jan 08, 2009

    two jumpers located near the cmos battery.

    one has two rows of pens the other has a single row of pens

    took each off but has exactly same number of prongs as jumpers so..could not move too outer two pens. is it the double row jumper or single row jumper. also since rehook jumper after lookin at it, computer beeps when starts up and monitor still wont come on

  • vengance Jan 10, 2009

    is it possible for both ram cards to go out at the same time?

  • vengance Jan 10, 2009

    i found out the problem from dell techs. its the motherboard. said neither slot is detecting memory. so now i have two one gig cards that wont be any use and two 512 cards. im not sure what ddr2 will fit ..but that was the ram that was given to me(2 1 gig cards). oh well thanks for the help and ideas.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    is it possible for both ram cards to go out at the same time?



    ANS: Possible but not likely.



    Did you clear CMOS?



    Take all boards out of the unit, leave. Then restart and see what happens.



    BTW, Never force the Ram into the banks. they should snap in easily!



  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    The pin header should be labeled "CMOS clear"

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    I could not find a diagram of your PC. But I found the service manual. Look at the section under "Battery".

    With the power off and power cable disconnected:

    Take the battery out per instructions, them take a screwdriver and short the two metal tabs for about 10 seconds. Put the battery back in and power up the PC. It should start ok, that is unless something happened to the motherboard when you switched Ram.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Look at the CMOS battery (size of a quarter), near it you should see a jumper to clear CMOS. move the jumper from the pins it is on to the 2 outer pins. Keep it there for 30 seconds, then put the jumper back on the original pins. This will clear CMOS then make sure your original Ram is seated correctly before you turn the PC back on.

    Let me know if this corrects the issue.

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You may have fried the original RAM by using improper installation techniques (no static provisions) or you may simply not be seating the modules properly, it take more force to put them back than you might realize. RAM is very specific to proper fit (voltages, etc.) Freebie RAM is rarely free.

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