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Power down your machine if on unplug power cable. Then open case how ever it opens. Locate the dimm (memory) slots. There will be two ears that hold them in. Make sure both are open -outward from the memory modules. The memory only goes in one way look on the bottom of the memory and see the slot (grooves) in the bottom.
Now look at the motherboard memory slots they will have a bump in the middle of the channel. Match up the groove and the bump and place the memory in the slot. If done correct the only thing left to do is press down on the memory to lock the ears back down. Press down on one side thil the ear locks down, then press the other side down til it locks. The memory should be held tight by the ears if not open the ears and try again. It may take some force to lock into place but not to much. If it takes to much look and make sure you have the memeory in the right way. Close the case and plug everything back in.
Start the system and the bios should and the new ram up if it's an old system. Or if it's ne probably just tell you how much is in it and boot. Make sure to get the right kind of ram for your motherboard. Sorry for making this long but I don't know how much you know about computer hardware. Just wanted to cover everything. Hope this helps. M~
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
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Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the
memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer.
If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on
it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next
memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it
aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it
boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put
it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
Diagnostic Lights CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer has four lights labeled "1," "2," "3," and "4"on the front or back panel. The lights can be off or green. When the computer starts normally, the patterns or codes on the lights change as the boot process completes. When the computer starts normally, the patterns or codes on the lights change as the boot process completes. If the POST portion of system boot completes successfully, all four lights display solid green. If the computer malfunctions during the POST process, the pattern displayed on the LEDs may help identify where in the process the computer halted.
NOTE: The orientation of the diagnostic lights may vary depending on the system type. The diagnostic lights can appear either vertical or horizontal.
The computer is in a normal "off" condition, or a possible pre-BIOS failure has occurred.
The diagnostic lights are not lit after the computer successfully boots to the operating system.
Plug the computer into a working electrical outlet and press the power button.
A possible BIOS failure has occurred; the computer is in the recovery mode.
Run the BIOS Recovery utility, wait for recovery completion, and then restart the computer.
A possible processor failure has occurred.
Reinstall the processor and restart the computer.
Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.
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