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Dell inspiron 8500

I have a inspiron 8500 i got it with out the hard drive and rams. i put a hard drive in it and a stick of ram. when i turn it on the 3 lights next to the power buttom lights up, you hear a double click and if there's a cd in the drive you can hear it running but there is nothing on the sceen. when i connect it to my desktop sceen it seems like it shut it down. thanks

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    James Cox Nov 11, 2007

    tryed re-seating the ram and still not working thanks

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Sounds like the incorrect RAM (SUPPORTS PC2100 AND PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs) for that laptop. Also try re-seating the RAM in the socket and that is not installed backwards (hard to do , but I've seen it)

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

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