I'm trying to install a second stick of ram in my t30, but it wont work. I switched the old and put in the new and that works. So whats my issue. I've been reading that there is a second slot issue with the t30. Could this be my problem?
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No they are not related. The yellow question mark means you don't have the correct driver installed for your modem. The ram was probably just not seated properly or is dead. Or the ram slot may also be dead. Test the new ram stick in the ram slot that is for sure working with the old stick and see if it works.
You could have memory problem, incompatible RAM or faulty RAM. Are the RAM the same make and model? Try inserting one RAM module one at a time to determine the faulty RAM. When one RAM module works, then insert the 2nd RAM module to see if it works, Swap RAM around in the RAM slots.
There could be many reasons,
1 Either the RAM slot is not working
2 or the RAM card(s) are not OK
3 or the RAMs are not compatable(not of the same specs)
1 Remove both the RAM cards, clean the metal joints in both the RAMs and the RAM slots
2 Remove power, remove all power source, remove power cables including all the battery
3 Keep presssing the power switch ON for a few mins, Do....ON... OFF, ON... OFF WITHOUT any POWER
4 Replace battery, power adaptor, power cables etc
5 Insert one of the RAMs in 1st RAM slot, power on, check if it's OK, Switch OFF, remove the RAM
6 Do the above process for the other RAM, now check if that works, use the same RAM slot
7 Now do the above two steps for the 2nd RAM slot
It will give you a rough idea of where is the issue.....either RAMs are not OK or the slots have issues or there is a compatibility issue among the RAM cards.....
Sounds like faulty memory if there is more than 1 stick of RAM try testing just 1 at a time to eliminate the bad 1. If you're not sure how to get to the mempry search the internet with another PC for a service manual Sometimes just cleaning the contacts on the memory sticks will fix the problem. Good PC shops sell abrasive pads just for at very little cost or if you can find an old ink rubber they are basically the same thing. Cheers from Scott and plz vote
Did you remove the "old" RAM, or did you add the "new" RAM to the old RAM?
Try using your computer with ONLY the "new" RAM installed.
Try using your computer with ONLY the "old" RAM installed.
Try using your computer with the "new" RAM in the 1st slot, and the "old" RAM in the 2nd slot.
Try using your computer with the "old" RAM in the 1st slot, and the "new" RAM in the 2nd slot.
use ac power
try the 1 gig in each slot make sure it's secure.
If system still won't boot
then restart and try to get into bios setup
then set to default settings restart
if still not successful then replace the old ram make sure it's secure in the slots and restart
Then i would suggest taking new ram back and if you give them your make and model they can suggest ram for you
You have 2 sticks of RAM correct? One that came with the system and one that you bought. You also have to slots but it appears one may not be working, however, nothing is impossible but that is very rare it is normally the RAM itself and not the slot. Take both pieces out, put the new ram in the first slot and boot up. If the system will not boot up then it is the RAM because you already know that that slot is good. However, you cannot do the same thing with the second slot, because your motherboard looks for RAM in the first slot and if there is none then it stops boot. Conclusion: Put new RAM in first, slot if it works then second slot is bad, if it does not work, then RAM is bad...
Hope this helps. Please vote accordingly and if you have any more questions I will be glad to research and answer them for you...FixYa