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Hi! I have problem with my compaq armada M700.when i turn it on writing comes out "INVALID MEMORY MODULE PLUGGED IN!" Can you pls.help me what to do?


Sounds like you either have a bad memory module or else it isn't properly seated in the memory slot properly.Access to memory slots in laptops can be as easy as taking off a panel, or as difficult as taking ff the keyboard. Sometimes, one slot us under a simple panel, and the other one is under the keyboard. If you are mechanically inclined, you may want to remove and reseat any memory you find under a panel on the bottom.There is a "how to" here that shows you how to remove and replace a memory module in a laptop:http://www.ehow.com/how_5468843_change-ram-laptop.html

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Blank screen on laptop


Sorry to hear you are having problems. I have had this same issue before with this particular model. The following solution works 90% of the time.Perform a hard reset as the first procedure.
  1. Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and media cards. You want to test the computer not the accessories!
  2. Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery, and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds .
  3. Reconnect the AC power adapter (but do not connect the battery), Press the Power button, Look for glowing LEDs near caps lock and num lock keys, and Listen for sounds of a disk drive and fan turning.
Meaning of Sample Blink Codes for some EFI Notebooks Number of Blinks or Beeps Location of Blinking LEDs Component Being Checked Error Condition Continuous glow Battery power LED Battery The AC adapter is attached and the battery is charging, but does not yet have sufficient charge to power the notebook. 1 Caps Lock/Num Lock CPU CPU not functional 2 Caps Lock/Num Lock BIOS BIOS corruption failure 3 Caps Lock/Num Lock Memory Module error not functional 4 Caps Lock/Num Lock Graphics Graphics controller not functional 5 Caps Lock/Num Lock System board General system board failure 6 Caps Lock/Num Lock BIOS BIOS authentication failure Continuous blink AC power adapter LED Power adapter Insufficient power
Blink codes are often displayed after a user adds memory to the computer but does not seat the module properly. The LEDs may also blink error codes if a hardware component is loose because the computer was dropped or jarred. Some HP Notebook PCs come with one stick of memory but have two memory slots. The problem could be that the stick of memory or one of the memory slots has a bad connection. The memory module compartment on most notebooks is located on the bottom of the case. The exact position varies by model. However, on some models, the memory compartment is under the keyboard. See your User Guide for the exact location of memory modules on your notebook.

Use the following steps to remove and reseat the memory modules: Step 1 - Remove the electrical power To remove all power from the computer and prevent accidental damage to the electronic components, do the following:
  1. Turn off the computer by pressing and holding down the Power button for about 30 seconds.
  2. Unplug the AC adaptor from the notebook.
  3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position.
  4. Use your finger to lift the battery up and out.

  • Remove the memory module cover on the bottom of the notebook .Loosen the compartment's retention screws and lift up and remove the memory compartment cover. Remove the memory modules from the memory slots To prevent damage to the memory module, grasp the memory module by the side edges. Do not touch the metal contacts.
    1 - Pull the retention clips away from sides of the memory module
    2 - Gently pull the module out of the memory module slot
  • Reseat the memory module by holding module at a 45-degree angle, and pressing it firmly into the memory slot until it is seated.

    After reseating the memory module, replace the cover over the memory compartment before restarting the computer

    Hope this helps FiYa! If you find this solution helpful, please take a moment to leave us some feedback.

    Thank You!

    May 12, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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    I'm having a real problem using my Acer8920g set-up with dual channel memory. Basically I get a lot of screen freezes and blue screens when both these ram modules are installed. I have two identical...


    when you test the ram modules separately, did you test them in the same bay...or have you tested both sticks separatly in both bays?

    this sounds like a non responsive ram bay and may indicate that you need a new motherboard. Check to see if your motherboard has any bulging capacitors or other visual dammage.

    Mar 16, 2010 | PC Laptops

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    Have an Dell inspiron e1405 laptop. Screen is not


    Try new memory (RAM) or if the device has two memory module install turn the deviice off take one module out turn on
    If it does not work then
    Turn the device off take the second module out replace with the first module
    Turn the device on

    Jan 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook

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    Ma acer aspire 5738z does not start at all. the power on led nd the on/off buton light glows but the scree remains black. when i last left the comp i put it to sleep nd it went 2 sleep after installing new...


    When you plug the DC power adapter and press on the power button, the laptop starts making normal noises, the LEDs work properly but noting appears on the screen. The laptop will not start.
    First of all, take a closer look at the LCD screen. Look at the screen under bright light. It’s possible that the image is still on the screen but it’s very faint.
    If there is no image on the laptop LCD screen, test the laptop with an external monitor. Connect an external monitor to the VGA port on your laptop and turn the laptop on. You can toggle video output between the internal LCD screen and external monitor by pressing Fn and F4 keys simultaneously on HP laptops, Fn and F5 keys on Toshiba laptops, Fn and F7 keys on IBM laptops. Other laptops may use different key combinations.
    Let’s say the external monitor works fine but the internal LCD screen has no image at all. If that’s the case, your problem could be related to the LCD screen or the video cable. Also, make sure the video cable makes good connection with the motherboard and the LCD screen. Try reconnecting, reseating the cable.
    In my case, both internal and external monitors were absolutely dead. Neither of them had image. That means the problem is not related to the LCD screen or the video cable. From my experience I know that this problem could be related to the laptop memory.
    Try reseating the memory module, maybe it’s not making good connection with the memory slot. Try cleaning contacts on the memory module with pen eraser. Try moving the memory module into another slot. Try replacing the memory module with another known good module, it’s possible that your original module is dead.
    If you have two memory modules installed you can try removing them one by one, it’s possible that one of the modules is bad. Try installing different memory modules into different memory slots.

    In my case reseating, swapping the memory module didn’t help. I was pretty confident that my problem is not memory related and I moved on.
    Try removing battery, hard drive and DVD drive and turning on the laptop without these components.
    Also, try turning on the laptop with an external monitor when the video cable is unplugged from the motherboard. If the laptop start with video on the external monitor, apparently there is something wrong with the laptop display panel.
    Finally, disassemble the laptop and removed the motherboard.
    1. Motherboard. Like on most laptops, in my case the video card is integrated into the motherboard
    2. CPU with heatsink and cooling fan.
    3. Known good memory module.
    4. The power button board witch you need to turn on the system.
    5. Working DC power adapter.

    Still cannot get any video on the external monitor. The system turns on, the cooling fan starts spinning but there is no video.
    At this point I’m 95% sure that the motherboard is dead. CPU failures are not very common, so it must be bad motherboard.

    Oct 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5735 Notebook

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    My laptop monitor is not woking


    When you plug the DC power adapter and press on the power button, the laptop starts making normal noises, the LEDs work properly but noting appears on the screen. The laptop will not start.
    First of all, take a closer look at the LCD screen. Look at the screen under bright light. It’s possible that the image is still on the screen but it’s very faint.
    If there is no image on the laptop LCD screen, test the laptop with an external monitor. Connect an external monitor to the VGA port on your laptop and turn the laptop on. You can toggle video output between the internal LCD screen and external monitor by pressing Fn and F4 keys simultaneously on HP laptops, Fn and F5 keys on Toshiba laptops, Fn and F7 keys on IBM laptops. Other laptops may use different key combinations.
    Let’s say the external monitor works fine but the internal LCD screen has no image at all. If that’s the case, your problem could be related to the LCD screen or the video cable. Also, make sure the video cable makes good connection with the motherboard and the LCD screen. Try reconnecting, reseating the cable.
    In my case, both internal and external monitors were absolutely dead. Neither of them had image. That means the problem is not related to the LCD screen or the video cable. From my experience I know that this problem could be related to the laptop memory.
    Try reseating the memory module, maybe it’s not making good connection with the memory slot. Try cleaning contacts on the memory module with pen eraser. Try moving the memory module into another slot. Try replacing the memory module with another known good module, it’s possible that your original module is dead.
    If you have two memory modules installed you can try removing them one by one, it’s possible that one of the modules is bad. Try installing different memory modules into different memory slots.

    In my case reseating, swapping the memory module didn’t help. I was pretty confident that my problem is not memory related and I moved on.
    Try removing battery, hard drive and DVD drive and turning on the laptop without these components.
    Also, try turning on the laptop with an external monitor when the video cable is unplugged from the motherboard. If the laptop start with video on the external monitor, apparently there is something wrong with the laptop display panel.
    Finally, disassemble the laptop and removed the motherboard.
    1. Motherboard. Like on most laptops, in my case the video card is integrated into the motherboard
    2. CPU with heatsink and cooling fan.
    3. Known good memory module.
    4. The power button board witch you need to turn on the system.
    5. Working DC power adapter.

    Still cannot get any video on the external monitor. The system turns on, the cooling fan starts spinning but there is no video.
    At this point I’m 95% sure that the motherboard is dead. CPU failures are not very common, so it must be bad motherboard.

    Oct 16, 2009 | PC Laptops

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    When i turn on my dell laptop it says mmi problem contact service provider? wht to do


    That is a memory (parity) error.
    It could be defective memory.
    Try this:
    Power OFF laptop
    Open the memory access door
    Remove all memory modules and put them back in, re-seat them well. This should work.

    If you still get the error, remove all but one memory module and try the laptop again.
    Power OFF and swap memory modules and try laptop again.
    Which module failed? Replace it.

    Oct 02, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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    No display on screen only 1 long beep then 2short beeps


    This is a memory error. First remove all your memory then put it back in again. If the error persists and you have more than one memory module, remove one at a time and see if it will boot. If you only have on module, then that module will have to be replaced.

    Jun 14, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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    Blue Screen of death


    According to this link, the memory of Compaq Evo N610c can be upgradable to 1024 mb.

    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11382_div/11382_div.HTML

    Memory Upgrade for Compaq Evo N610C, the Compaq Evo N610C takes the PC2100 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs Memory Type, and comes installed with of Memory. You can upgrade your Compaq Evo N610C to up to a maximum of 1.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with standard Memory installed. For best system performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your system. (Souce: http://www.memorystock.com/memory/CompaqEvoN610C.html)

    So you have to install 512mb memory module on each slot to make up 1024mb of memory.

    Did you install 512mb memory module on each slot or did you just install 1GB memory module in one slot?

    Try to go back to 256mb RAM and see if you will have the same blue screen error. If you did not receive any blue screen, try to add memory into it or just insert 512mb first and then oserve again if you will have the blue screen error.

    You may also want to go to these links for other suggestions.

    http://www.pcfixreview.com/blog/2007/07/12/bad-pool-caller/
    http://www.registrysimple.com/bad-pool-caller-fix.php

    May 08, 2008 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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    Bootup error


    You have a dodgy memory module in the laptop.
    By the sounds of it, and the fact you can get into Windows then you will probably have 2 memory modules installed and it is probably in the second one there is an error.

    If there are 2 modules in there, remove the second one and try that, then if it still fails put that one back in and remove the first.

    If there is only one module in the laptop, then move it from the slot it is in to the other slot. Besure to push it in properly. There is a notch on the memory modules so they will only go in one way.

    Hope that helps =)

    Apr 12, 2008 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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