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Help with my A105 toshiba notebook.

Hello. You recently gave me advice on using an eraser to clean the contacts on the ram. I did so and there was no difference. So I bought more ram and I am still having the same problem. Do you have any other suggestions on what I could do?

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  • bambam06 May 25, 2008

    yes i am ready. thank you for helping me. My computer would start randomly, sometimes after waiting a period of time and other times it would start right after it would turn off. Nothing popped up on my computer after I installed the new ram, however my maximum commit charge and memory had increased when I checked the windows task manager. Thank you for your assistance, I will try to update my graphics display adapter, even though I have auto updates on and I manually downloaded and installed them a few months back.

  • bambam06 May 25, 2008

    tried it, it's not the switch, the fan and the cd-rom will power up, but not the monitor.

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Hello,

I will try to assist you in defining the root cause of your issue. OK?
This may require you responding to my questions and my answering you back. It may take awhile to nail it down although I'm pretty certain what is the root cause and it has nothing to do with RAM. Sorry you were inadvertently misdirected and you spent more money on RAM you probably didn't need. I'm sure the other tech had the best intentions.

1.) was the new Ram you added recognized? That is to say, did you see a notice that System Memory had changed press F1 to continue after you installed the new Ram module?

2.) I read your original post and when you do get it to work, is that a result of leaving power off for any length of time or swapping Ram modules from one side to another. Or, is there anything else you have done to get it to work, and forgive me here, slaming the cover shut in frustration?

3.) You may need one of two things:
a. A driver update for your graphics display adapter (or did you do that already).
b. the connection from your display to the laptop's mainboard is loose.

Are you ready to start?

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on May 24, 2008

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 25, 2008

    Hi,

    I just don't wonder if your power on switch is a bit tricky and works sometimes and not others. The next time it won't startup, try pushing around the button in a circular motion and see if that doesn't cause it to power on, so we can rule the switch out a a problem.

    Thanks,
    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 25, 2008

    Hi,

    Have you updated your graphic adapter yet? Let me know when you do and if that made any change.

    Thanks,
    Worldvet

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