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Moved Computer, 150 miles and Memory fell out.

A close friend was kind enough to give me his " Good Used ", Net Vista 6833 Mod. 25U.

Well when we were unpacking it from it's original Box, proper Sterifoam and all, I heard something bang around inside the Tower. When I removed the cover I found 2 of 4 Memory Cards were laying on the Mother Board..The 2 cards seem to be " Real " memory. I have since learned that IBM's sometimes have Blank Cards with the proper amount of pins to ensure that all the memory slots are full. I have 2 cards that areobviously 128 MG's each. 1 is marked NEC Japan. 128MG/8d nonECC 2nd is a " Kingston" KTC7337/128 ,575868 CE. The other 2 are half the hieght of the (I think) "Real Memory ", And using my magnifiying glass it looks like it says "ASU016 " then beneath these letters and numbers it reads "ACM R1 00 " . Made in Taiwan.

Now I have followed the direction to the letter, when I could, many of the instructions were very erronious and unclear, sometimes they even contradicted themselves a paragraph later.
Anyway most of the sites were of the same opinion that I open it up and remove everything including the Battery (which Idon't want to do) and make sure that every connection and the Adapter Card, Ethernet Card, Sound card...anyway you get the picture. I agree the Tower took a bit of a beating in the bac of Pete's enclosed Pick up, but this seems extreme to me. I have removed the Power Box (still Hooked up, removed all the cards to give myself lots of working room to get in ther and ensure all the connections are tight and secure. However I'm worried about taking out the CD Rom, Hard Drive the A drive etc.. I really would just like to put it back together and see how it goes. My confusion here is thzat it said in one place to install 1 of the Memory Cards to ensure it was working OK. Then try the other to test it as well. But where I'm really confused id tthat I've read that it won't work unless all the memory slot are filled with a card. Also the cards must be installed in the correct slots or it won't work either..I'm pulling my hair out here ,someone please tell me what to do. Mike .Rank me as an amature with a bit of knowledge, never worked on an IBM before.

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  • Mike Farrance Jul 21, 2008

    Thanks for any help from the Experts
    Irish Mike 7


  • Mike Farrance Jul 22, 2008

    Ok, I have tighten everything up and made sure that the Adapter Card and the Video Card. Plus I have checked every conection and all seems to be well..

    I installed the Mem. Cards in this series., both 256 MB Cards are installed in the 2 slots closest to the Hard Drive. The 2 Blank cards are installed Furthest away from the Dard Drive, closest to the Video Card.
    Ist time I tried it I had only installed the 2 , 256 's in by themselves in the 2 slots closest to the Hard drive. Both ways I get the same sound: 1 beep followed by 3 beeps ,then 1 beer, 3more beeps, then 1 final beep. This is ibviously a Memory problem. Does anyone know how these cards are to be installed ? Will it work with 1 Memory card.?
    Please help


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No sound but i don't known but i think realtek ac97 3.92

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

Thanks borealis, Your answer is pretty close to what I did. The final solution was that the real Memory Cards had to go into slots 1 & 3 . While the blank cards go into 2 & 4 to complete the series.

Strange set up. There's more info on it that I'll post later have to run.

Thanks Irish Mike

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I'm not an expert, but I had the same problem and resolved it finally. The beeps mean the memory cards are either in wrong or the wrong cards. Should run with just one card, but might be very slow. Try different configurations and see if you can one to work. If the card is wrong, it just won't start, shouldn't harm anything.

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