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Need to plug in additional memory card

I can't seem to open the back of the computer where the memory module goes. I unscrewed but can't pop off the back plastic cover. Please help!

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These covers sometimes have metal retainers that hold the cover along with the screw. Take a small flathead screwdriver and work it up, it will pop off.

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Desktop hangs up after I hit ALT & space bar by mistake.


Most "freezes" are just software lockups, often limited to just one program, although they can cause the entire system seemingly to hang. The remainder are caused by hardware. Failing power supplies can cause all sorts of trouble, for example, including freezes. Memory is also a frequent culprit. Reseating the memory module fixes memory-related problems one-third of the time on desktop systems and one-quarter of the time on laptop systems, according to studies done by Microsoft.

Press "Alt" and "F4." This may close the program without any further problems. Press the "Alt" and "Tab" keys together to switch to another program. If you are unable to see any change when you press "Alt" and "Tab," then try to bring up the Task Manager by pressing the left "Control" key, the left "Shift" key and "Escape." If that key combination doesn't open the Task Manager, press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Del," then press the down arrow on the keyboard four times to highlight "Start Task Manager." Press "Enter." Determine the problem area. If your mouse cursor moves freely, then you have a locked up program and you need to find the process that's hogging the CPU. If the whole system seems jerky, and you can hear or see your hard drive being continuously active, then you are facing memory exhaustion. Go to the "Processes" tab. Sort by CPU or Memory as determined. If your mouse is functional, click the headers to sort the appropriate column. Otherwise press "Tab" to move forward or "Shift" and "Tab" to move back through the controls until you get to the header. Then use the arrow keys to select the header you want to sort by and press "Enter." Select the item at the top of the list, which should be the problem program. If your mouse doesn't work, use "Tab" or "Shift" and "Tab" to navigate to the list. Click the "End Process" button, or press "Alt" and "E." Then click "End Process" in the confirmation box or press "Spacebar" on the keyboard. If none of this worked, your computer may be totally frozen due to a component problem. b> Component Problems b> Power down the computer and unplug it from the power source. For a desktop computer, open up the computer case, consulting your owner's manual as necessary, to locate and reseat the memory modules. Pull the retaining clip back from the memory module and pull the module upward out of its socket. Push the memory into the slot while pulling the retaining clips gently toward the memory until it is fully seated. To reseat it, make sure the notch is aligned with the memory slot. For laptops, locate your memory, which is usually found behind a labeled door on the underside. Unscrew the door. Pull the retaining clips back from the memory module and pull the module toward you to a 45-degree angle. Then pull the module straight out of its socket. Push the memory into the slot at a 45-degree angle. Rotate the module gently until the retaining clips are securely fastened, and the module is fully seated. To reseat it, make sure the notch is aligned with the memory slot. Unscrew the retaining screw on the faceplate of the video memory card, if present in your desktop computer, and push the latch at the rear of the card toward the slot. Pull the card straight out, then push the card straight into the slot until the latch reingages. Screw the faceplate into the case. This does not apply to laptops. Reseat any other add-in cards present in the desktop computer. Overheating Problems b> Check the temperature. If your computer supports temperature monitoring, use the vendor-supplied utility to check temperatures. Anything above 140 degrees Fahrenheit should be considered suspect. Identify faulty fans. Any fans not moving under load with high heat showing should be immediately replaced in desktops. If your laptop has a faulty fan, you need to have it professionally serviced. Add more cooling fans to your desktop computer. Fan width is measured in millimeters. Common s are 80, 92 and 120 millimeters. You need to purchase fans that fit into your computer case's fan mounts. If your computer came with a jumper diagram for the motherboard, locate the fan connectors, usually labeled "FAN1" to "FAN4." Determine if the fan connectors have three pins or four pins. Buy additional fans with the same number of pins as those already in your case have. If you can't determine the number of pins, get fans that include "Molex" adapters to connect to your power supply. Start by mounting fans into the front of the case, blowing toward the back. If the problem persists, add more fans to the rear of the case, blowing outward. Laptop users can purchase a cooling pad that comes with extra cooling fans and typically connects via USB. Add a heat spreader to the memory modules in your desktop. This does not apply to laptop users. Open up the computer case, consulting your owner's manual as necessary, to locate the memory modules. Pull the retaining clip back from the memory module and pull the module upward out of its socket. If the heat spreader's manufacturer provided directions, follow them. Otherwise, remove the adhesive backing from one-half of the heat spreader. Apply the heat spreader to the memory module. Apply the other half of the heat spreader, ensuring that the screw holes or the clip slots are aligned. Screw or clip it together. Power Problems b> Ensure your computer is plugged into a high-quality surge suppressor, not just a power strip. Try the computer in different outlets around the house, especially those on another electrical circuit. Plug the computer into an uninterruptible power supply, or UPS. Connect your desktop's internal components to different power supply cables. The internal power supply has several power converters in it, so connecting your computer's internal components to different cables or cable bundles can spread the power load to help avoid under-voltage problems. Hope this helps.

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My dell optiplex gx620 does not start and it shows no. 3 and 4 lights illuminated on its front . what could be the problem.?


One of your memory chips is bad.

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.gif 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.gif NOTE: The orientation of the diagnostic lights may vary depending on the system type. The diagnostic lights can appear either vertical or horizontal.

Light Pattern

Problem Description

Suggested Resolution

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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.

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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.

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A possible processor failure has occurred.
Reinstall the processor and restart the computer.

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Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see "Memory" for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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A possible graphics card failure has occurred.
  • If the computer has a graphics card, remove the card, reinstall it, and then restart the computer.
  • If the problem still exists, install a graphics card that you know works and restart the computer.
  • If the problem persists or the computer has integrated graphics, contact Dell.

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A possible floppy or hard drive failure has occurred.
Reseat all power and data cables and restart the computer.

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A possible USB failure has occurred.
Reinstall all USB devices, check cable connections, and then restart the computer.

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No memory modules are detected.
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see "Memory" for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error exists.

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An other failure has occurred.
This pattern also displays during System Setup and may not indicate a problem.
  • Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
  • Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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After POST is complete, all four diagnostic lights turn green briefly before turning off to indicate normal operating condition.
None.

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Open the small latch on the top of the console and remove the module you will find inside. A flat blunt screwdriver will do the trick if a lever was not included. Once you pop that piece out insert your new one in the same orientation that the old one was in. Then replace the latch and that's it!

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Here's a video - blurry but it tells the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KYNTvF0-5M
A better video on removing he keyboard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoTwln2SyQ4

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Numbers 3 and 4 are flashing green on the front of the computer


Dell website says that it means that the PC has memory installed, but there is a problem with it. It's possible that you have more than one memory module and one has gone bad. If you know how, you could try removing one, restarting the PC to see if the error is eliminated. If not, put the removed one back in and remove a different one until the error goes away. You may have to buy a new memory module. Additional troubleshoot tips on the Dell website at this link: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimE521/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1056411

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How do I open up my dell optiplex 170l to be able to add an additional memory card


depending on the exact model there should be two black buttons which press in to loosen the case and lift the case upwards away from the computer (if it is led down)

On the bigger model there should be two screews at the back which you unscrew and then slide the case away from the front of the computer whilst pressing in.

Any further assistance needed, just ask

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Solid amber light. No power to the system just the fan runs.


Solid amber light means the CPU is not being powered properly, that is USUALLY a bad power supply. Contact Dell and order another power supply. if that doesnt fix it, you have a bum board. (usually, you will see popped capacitors on the board if its bad). I will say, that in about 70% of these, its a bad power supply. power supplys arent cheap (unless you have a warranty of course) but they wont break the bank. a replacement is likely going to be about 40-70 dollars. I havent priced it, but you can ask dell at dell.com/chat. Good luck.

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How to install additional memory for Sony laptop


Here is how to add or replace memory for Vaio T300 series laptop.

Scroll to page 122 for slot on the bottom of the laptop,

Scroll to page 125 for slot underneath the keyboard.

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I would like to install bigger memorie in my latitude c610, how do i access the slots ?


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/sm/upgrades.htm#999869

Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Modules Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Service Manual
bullet.gif Memory Module
bullet.gif Mini PCI Card
bullet.gif Modules

Memory Module caution.gif CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your System Information Guide. caution.gif CAUTION: Toprevent static damage to components inside your computer, dischargestatic electricity from your body before you touch any of yourcomputer's electronic components. You can do so by touching anunpainted metal surface. note.gif NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
  1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."

  2. Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw from the memory module cover, and lift the cover.

upgrade7.jpg notice.gif NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module.
  1. If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.

notice.gif NOTICE: Handle memory modules by their edges, and do not touch the components on a module.
    1. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up.

    1. Remove the module from the connector.

upgrad10.jpg notice.gif NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled "JDIM (Slot 1)" before you install a module in the connector labeled "JDIM2."
  1. Ground yourself and install the new memory module:

    1. Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the connector.

    1. Slide the edge of the module firmly into the connector, and rotate the module down until you feel a click. If you do not feel the click, remove the module and reinstall it.

note.gif NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer does not boot. No error message indicates this failure.
  1. Replace the cover and screw.

notice.gif NOTICE: If the memory module cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer.
  1. Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.

  2. Turn on the computer.

As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information.

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