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2350 added ram now computor will not boot

Added 1g of ram 2100 266hz now it wont boot even with the 256 memory

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  • shep_ny Jan 29, 2009

    I bled off everything, what I ended up doing was removing the ram and removing the battery and bleeding off everything for 1 minute, then reinstalled everything and booted up, on boot-up hit the F-1 key and up and running. thank you everyone

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Beep? One more? 

  • Alex M
    Alex M May 11, 2010

    Can you get into the bios by tapping the F2 key as it is starting up?
    if you can,then look for a choice such as "Load Bios defaults" or some such(each bios is different) then restart and see what happens.
    Then repost back here if it still wont work.
    report how far the computer will go before quitting.



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A couple things.

#1 Before you started inserting and removing RAM, did you have the power disconnected? Did you blead the stored power in the motherboard by holding the power button after unplugging? Not having power removed from the system can damage the RAM and possibly the slot.

#2 When inserting RAM, it is important to have the locking levers spread, align the keyways in the Memory slots, then when inserting the module, press down FIRMLY with both thumbs till the locking levers snap up and in to locked position without touching the levers. (If you pull the levers up, the RAM doesn't seat in the slot)

#3 when you power on, on the back of the tower are 4 LEDs marked ABCD they should flash on then off in difference sequences during post, then end with all for solid green. If some are amber then there is a HW problem ans you need to post the LED pattern (AAGG for example is a memory problem)

Most likely seating the RAM properly will solve the issue.







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