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My HP Pavilion A1210n doesn't power up anymore after I upgraded the memory. It doesn't start when I press the power button on the bottom front.

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  • frenchbiker Mar 24, 2011

    The computer doesn't power up without the added memory either. I tried both ways. I checked HP's website and there's a page for troubleshooting power problems. The symptoms I have point to a defective Power Supply.
    The memory I bought is PNY 2x1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 which is what HP recommends. I'll call PNY this morning but the fact that the computer doesn't power up in the pre-memory upgrade configuration leads me to believe it's the Power Supply, not the memory.

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Looks like the memory is not supported by your computer or the memory is not working. Switch back to original memory works? Sometimes your computer only support a certain amount of memory by each slot. Smaller memory may work. Use only one memory at a time and see whether that works. Basically you might need to contact the memory manufacture and see whether their memory are supported by your computer for your specific make and model. Sometimes they use incompatible technologies which cause the issue. Basically the memory manufacture will know which computer it does not work with although the main category of memory looks OK. I checked your model of computer with the link below. Make sure you get PC3200 DDR SDRAM, not the common DDR DRAM. And according to the operating system a certain amount of memory should be installed for your operating system to start.
Specification link of your computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00471049&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1118241&key=null&site=null

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