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Memory inserted Wrong side

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A friend of mine with a Medion Multimedia Computer with P4 Sockel 478B has actually made it to Insert two Memory Modules on his Computer but one of them the Wrong side. He said that those things on the side closed well but however he was not sure he tried to start the Computer and it went on but no Boot Process, No Beeps and no Image came up. He shut it down and after looking closer he finds that one of the Ram Sticks was inserted the Wrong side.
After he tried everything inclunding the old Working Memory Modules but allways the same Result: No Image, no Boot Process, No Beeps and the Power Light on the Front of the computer doesn't light up with the computer anymore.
Is it possible that this could have done any damage to the Mainboard?
What could be damaged? Is it possible to Repair?
I tried to change the Graficcard nad the CPU for Him but with the same result.

Please any Help would be very Welcome.
Thank You



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  • Picas Feb 27, 2008

    Thank you.
    If one Socket is damaged, shouldn't it be able to work it a memory stick on a different socket?
    Thank you




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Unfortunately the memory socket has probably been damaged. An experienced electronics technician might be able to replace it, but the board could easily be damaged by the replacement work. It would probably be best to replace the motherboard in this case.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

  • networkmagic Feb 28, 2008

    Bent contacts in the damaged socket are probably shorted together which can disable the board....or some of the power supply circuitry could have been damaged as well.



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