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Added a memory stick to my Dell 2400 Desktop computer and the monitor, mouse, & keyboard won't work

I have a 256 mb memory card and I am adding 512 mb. When I put it in it beeps like 5 times and then boots up, but my monitor stays in sleep mode and my keyboard & mouse don't come on. What should I check?

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The supported Memory types for Dimension 2400 Series is PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC). Supported Memory capacities are 128, 256, or 512MB and a Max if 1GB (1024MB).

The first obvious question is does the new 512MB Memory module meet the above specification? Some Memory modules are able to steep down speed.

If it does, then first ensure the new memory module is properly installed. Take ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) precautions or you may damage the new memory module and/or the system board.

To proceed compare the system beeps and diagnostics lights color and sequence to the Advanced Troubleshooting guide.

It is possible that the new memory is DOA (Dead On Arrival). Or there is a new fault on the system. If you have access to another compatible system, you may test the new and old memory modules. You may also swap the new and old memory modules to determine if the memory slot is at fault.

Lastly, if you remove the new memory module, does the system complete POST (Power On Self Test)?. If it does you may indeed have a DOA or incompatible part.


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Hey i have the dell 2400,u can't just put in any memory stick with pc's u have 2 buy a upgraded memory stick.i had 256 memory stick now i am using 2 of the 1 gb memory sticks.u can use a memory stick from a emachine pc they will find the memory and add

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

Sounds like the stick is not pushed in far enough top make full contact .Make sure the locks have droped in all the way to the card you are installing

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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