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I installed new memory - went from 2 - 2GB SODIMMS to 1 - 2 SODIMM and 1 - 4GB SODIMM on my satellite l505d-s5965. It read 6GB total but only 3.5 GB was usable. I updated mu BIOS, but it was the same version 1.5. Now when I start the laptop up, all I have is a black screen. The power light in front goes on, I hear power from within the machine, but nothing else happens. Thanks, Larry

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Toshiba Specs indicate it came with Windows Vista 32 Bit.
32Bit O.S. only will recognize less than 4 Gb Memory but the BIOS allows up-to 8 Gb.
Knowing you installed two SODIMMs with different values MAY have created the issue.
Remove one of the SODIMM modules and check results.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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    Also the memory modules MUST match in clock speed (ie 400MHZ or 333MHZ, etc.,.) or it's a waste of time. The slower speed will bring the faster speed down to it's speed. The getting a black screen, Probably means the BIOS Flash didn't take (Never Flash on battery [or unreliable] power). And Yes, you MUST install a 64-bit OS, in order to use and/or acknowledge over 3GB of memory.

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Updating of the bios has failed and the computer needs to be sent to a service facility for repair.

The memory 3.5GB is NORMAL, you need a 64Bit version of windows to use more than that.

unless a computer comes with 4GB or more, it will have a 32bit version that supports up to only 3.5GB or around that. a 64bit version of vista would need to be installed.

but since your laptop is now unusable due to a failed update, you must send it to repair.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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