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My Dell laptop (inspiron) had sub-par memory, so I upgraded it last night to a 2GB card. I motored down, took the battery out, removed the old 512 card and replaced it with the new one. I replaced the battery, pushed power and almost nothing happened. The green power button will light up and the little briefcase with an A inside of it lights up. Then, the machine dies. Any ideas?

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You could have incompatible RAM modules, try inserting only one RAM module to see if it works.
Check your laptop specs it may only support 1Gb.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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