Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I tried to add ram to emachines t5010 and now the computer won't boot with or without the new card in slots. All I get is a screen with the emachines logo and bios settings f2. Cannot enter f2 or anything else from keyboard' HELLLLLLLLP
It could be one of the following:
1. You fried the motherboard when you replaced the RAM. This is the worst case scenario, but it does happen. In any case, don't replace your PC yet!
2. Your system was off too long, and the battery drained. This does actually happen, believe it or not. The battery stores the computer's BIOS setup information and if it drains (goes dead), the computer doesn't know what to do when you turn it on. The first signs of a draining battery are usually time being lost on the clock (slowing), or "C Drive" errors/warnings that come up but the system is still booting up all the way too. If you've had either of these happening before you added the RAM (and they're things you'd probably notice), then I'd suspect the battery.
3. You unknowingly knocked something loose when you were dealing with the RAM. I only did this once, because it took me FIVE HOURS to figure out. To fix this, be very careful and make sure you are GROUNDED. Don't touch anything on the motherboard that you don't have to, but for all plugs and other removable connectors, make sure they are snug. Do the same with all of the drives while you are in there.
3. The obvious question is: Did you purchase the correct RAM? I'm assuming you already verified this (if not, it could be the problem). If the RAM is ok, are you sure your motherboard can handle the addition? There's a limit to the amount of RAM any motherboard can recognize. Putting too much RAM in can confuse your computer.
There are other reasons, but I'd hafta vote for the battery. It just sounds like your computer is turning on and doesn't know what to do. If it is the battery, it's very simple to replace. You will find it on the motherboard - it looks like a watch battery on steroids (it's about the size of a penny or nickel). Take it out and take it to your friendly computer store. A new battery is about $8 or so.
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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
the specs can be found at this link
the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies
memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
i hope this helps --
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