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I tried to add RAM and now laptop will not power up. Did taking the back off the computer cause it to die?

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No but if you installed the RAM without wearing a wrist strap or other anti-static protection then you could have damaged the RAM.

Otherwise check the laptop manufactureres website to make sure that the RAM you purchased is compatible with your PC.

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Just out of curiosity, you haven't got a usb device plugged in as you are booting the laptop have you?
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Remove battery, unplug power, hold power button for 60 seconds, turn on computer with power plug only, then shutdown, add battery and restart

If that fails to work, check that the charger indicator light is not flickering, this indicates that the power is not completing the circuit (damaged power capacitors/ fault on motherboard.

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* flaky AC power supply
* dying battery
* flaky motherboard, causing "intermittent" problems
* bad RAM, causing "intermittent" problems
* bad spots on the disk-drive, causing "intermittent" problems when reading/writing
* a messed-up installation of Microsoft Windows

Take the original "System Restore" set of CD-ROMs, and boot from them.
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Disconnect the AC power, and remove the "new" disk-drive.
Then, connect the AC power, and try to start it.

Disconnect the AC power. Remove the "new" RAM, and put the "old" RAM back in.
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