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We tried cleaning the memory connector pins but the desktop computer still will not boot up. Thanks for the suggestion, but are there other things we can try?

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  • whjones465 May 11, 2009

    There are four memory slots all of which have memory boards.

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    Cannot get the computer to boot up. The power button flashes
    along with the internet connection at the rear. Pressing or holding the button
    gets no response. I unplugged the power cord and internet connection overnight
    and it booted up this morning. Turned it off and it will not boot up and
    displays the same symptoms as last night. We cleaned the memory connector pins,
    but that did not help. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    What is the unit not doing?

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough May 11, 2010

    Can you give me details of the problem,What shows up,Error #'s etc........

    If so,I can Help



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I had the same problem if you have multiple slots then put the memory in the other ones

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