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Plugged the wrong RAM and now the motherboard only lights up HDD LED

I replaced the original DDR333 RAM with two new pieces of Registered EPP-ROM DDR400 RAM from a Xeon server, and the computer turns on only with the HDD LED lit up and CPU fan on. Put the original RAM back but it stayed the same.

Any way to fix it? Thanks!

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  • m037 Jul 11, 2008

    Thanks for the advices. That helps me certify the mobo dead. Let this be an example to those attempting to swap RAM! Read your manual for compatibility first!!

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    Is Asus P4GE-MX mobo can support ddr 400?

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Try turning the computer completely off, pull the plug, then push down on the power button for 5 seconds, then connect the power plug again.

This would be a last attempt. It may restore your system to working order only if no permanent damage was done by having the wrong type of RAM in your machine.

Otherwise the motherboard may need to be replaced.

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Try leaving it unplugged for a few minutes. if that doesn't work, then turn it back off, remove the ram completely, reboot without it in there, then turn it back off, then reinstall the original ram, then turn on again. (might sound ridiculous, but the computer is just not recognizing the ram) you'll want to be sure that it is completely pushed in also. otherwise it will fail

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Goal of this Solution: Try to determine whether system is (a) booting successfully while failing to light its display (indicating hardware failure in the display), or (b) failing to light the display due to failure to successfully transfer control to ROM BIOS (indicating a motherboard failure).

The fact that the Green power LED, and Amber Battery LED are lit seems to exonerate the laptop power supply (brick) circuitry. Even with a nearly dead battery, a Toshiba Satellite 1135-s1552 should work while plugged into a properly functioning brick.

Here's Toshiba support's (244 page) online PDF version of your laptop manual:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=434997&rpn=PS113U&modelFilter=1135-S1552&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

If the HDD (hard disk) activity indicator LED is active after power-on, then your system has actually got past BIOS and is booting - your LCD monitor inverter circuit or Backlight may have burned out - and to use the system, you'll need to connect an external monitor to the RGB monitor port on the back of the system (see illustration on page 32 of User's Guide) to view system activity.
Alternatively, one may attach an analog TV, using the S-Video port on the back of the laptop (see illustration on page 32 of User's Guide).

Once an external monitor is working to display the ROM BIOS part of the boot sequence, you may find that the ROM BIOS is good enough to run a few BIOS-based diagnostics. Run them all - something may indicate the source of the boot failure. Ofttimes, enough of the motherboard remains good to provide interaction with the ROM BIOS, but some motherboard failure will subvert a full boot to Windows/Linux. An example of this type of failure would be a failure of the PCMCIA bus controller, which is vital for booting a disk-resident OS, but unaccessed (except by BIOS diags) when the user interacts with BIOS. Another common failure of this type is main memory (RAM) failure.
A working external monitor/TV also provides a chance to backup important laptop data to a flash drive, sky drive, or CD-RW discs.

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(1) flip the Notebook/Laptop PC over - see Fig.1 below
(2) find the memory cover - it really easy to find in this photo.

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Fig.1 Toshiba M35X bottom view - the memory cover is seen at center left and secured by a single screw.

(3) remove the (1) screw securing the memory cover.

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Fig. 2 Toshiba M35X laptop shown with memory cover removed and HDD (Hard Disk Drive) removed, and with the HDD cover flipped up.
The RAM (SO-DIMM boards) are visible at center left.
The HDD cover is seen at the bottom of the photo.

(4) Using proper anti-static/static control techniques, clip alligator clip or your anti-static wrist strap to a frame ground of the laptop at an I/O connector or frame ground under the HDD cover.
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Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SO-DIMM

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Fig.3 Each 1GB SO-DIMM DDR333 memory module will look like this one.
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