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I've drop my laptop.

It its saying memory failure
please can you help?

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Man buddy, if that's all that failed, you sure are lucky. Anyway, I don't think that you could have damaged your memory before damaging the hard drive or anything else. The machine should be able to run anyway without any RAM, but does the system actually boot to windows, or does it just say this in the bios? If it boots to windows, that I would just go down to your neighborhood computer repair shop and have them re-connect your RAM cards, or if you're still feeling lucky, then you can open up your laptop with a micro screwdriver set and tighten them yourself. If you wish to do so, let me know, and I'll give you a tutorial.

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