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How do I reset the memory modules and hard drive?

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To rest these items, simple remove each one and reinsert in the machine. Hope this helps.
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Go thru the recovery then follow the steps appeared on the screen..

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ASUS K60Ij-replaced hard drive and now won't boot


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Remove the memory modules from their slots. Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors. Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth. Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components. Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. Check the memory module and memory slot contacts. They are either copper tin or gold. The colour will tell you which they are. Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact. Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard. Reseat the memory modules. You should hear an audible click when they are in place. Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.



The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB http://www.onepcbsolution.com/ There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty. Although it would be very rare for the sata lead to be faulty. Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Hope this helps.

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Sony VGN-FW351J won't start or install windows.


You may have either a faulty memory module or a faulty hard drive. Remove one memory module see if the problem goes away. If not, remove that module and reinstall the other memory module and try again. It's unlikely that you would have 2 bad memory modules, but if one module is bad i recommend replacing both modules.
If the problem remains regardless of which memory module is installed then your hard drive may be wearing out. The suggestion here would be to replace the hard drive with an SSD which will add some real speed to your computer.

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Check cable connection PXE-MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key


Hello.

-Possible corrupted BIOS or failing hard drive.
- When you get the error, try to insert the Windows installation CD that came with the laptop then press any key. Check if that will fix the problem.

-You can also check memory module. There are times some hardware are causing conflicts to the system. Try to remove memory module and check for the error again. If removing the memory module resolves the problem, it's a faulty memory. If not, then it could be a problem with the hard drive. Be sure to take necessary precautions before removing parts on your laptop.
For guide in removing and installing devices on your laptop, you may visit http://support.toshiba.com to download the manual for your laptop.

- Last option is to reset the BIOS which requires removing the CMOS/Lithium battery for 5 seconds and putting it back. You can do this by opening the bottom panel of the laptop which requires an expert to do it.

~~Hope this helps.~~

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How to open and change RAM memory and hard drive on Gateway Netbook model number LT2704u?


This netbook is really the Acer Aspire One D255. You have to pop off the keyboard, then remove 4 screws that hold the back panel in place, which will allow you to remove that back panel in order to get to the memory.

Here's a video - blurry but it tells the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KYNTvF0-5M

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I installed a hard drive in a gateway laptop, it still will not start up. The blue light lights up but It does not show the little hard drive working. Screen is black


You first have to initialise a drive then partition and format it before it can be used or "Seen" by the PC, for use. You will have to, go into BIOS and set to Boot from DVD. Then use a Windows Install DVD and Boot up off that, then go through the install until you get to the Partition & Format section, partition the whole drive as one, and do a FULL NTFS format and then proceed on to the install. It will finish. Then you must go back into BIOS and set to boot from hard DRive.. your back in business.

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IBM thinkpad T23 2647 install help


Many lockups are caused by incorrect (wrong kind or too much) or faulty memory modules. If you are comfortable doing so, open the memory door on the bottom (most likely) of the PC after first unplugging the PC and removing the main battery. Verify, if you can, that the memory is correct for PC. If the modules don't specifically say what type and speed they are, do a search on any numbers on labels. Go to www.crucial.com and use the memory finder on the left side of the page. If the memory you have is the correct type, try the following: If there are two modules, remove one, then try your XP install again. If it crashes, reinstall the removed module, and remove the other one. If either XP install works, the removed module is faulty. Replace it. If it still crashes, try to borrow some proper memory from someone. If all of this still doesn't work, it could be the hard drive and NOT the memory. In this case, about the only thing you can do is borrow a copy of a bootable CD-ROM based program that can check your hard drive. Many hard drive manufacturers have something like this.

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Operating system not found


I probably meant to say "reseat" the memory. Just remove the memory module(s) and reinsert them in their slots. This problem can also sometimes be resolved by reseating the hard drive. I had this happen to me just the other night. The laptop slid off of my lap and fell to the floor. Just fell about a foot and a half, and didn't hit all that hard. Kinda partially caught it as it went. But the laptop didn't like it and I had a message of "Operating system not found". Reseating the hard drive had me up and running in about 30 seconds.
Ron-

Jun 22, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Disassembly


You didn't explain why you are taking it apart, but the two main reasons are Hard Disk drive Replacement
& memory (RAM) Replacement
The chassis of the computer is built sort of like the frame of a car
so I will detail how to do the two operations below

Hard Disk drive for 7510GX Laptop:

  1. Back up any data you want to transfer to the new hard drive.
  2. Before beginning, review electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions.
  3. Shut down the computer, and then disconnect the power adapter.
  4. Disconnect the modem and network cables.
  5. Turn the computer over, and then remove the battery.
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    1. Slide the battery lock to the unlock position.
    2. Slide the battery release latch.
    3. Lift the battery out of the bay.

  6. Remove the hard drive kit screw.
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  7. Slide the hard drive kit out if the computer.
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  8. If your new hard drive already includes the hard drive kit bracket, go to step 13. – OR –

Adding or Replacing Memory Modules

  1. Shut down the computer, and then disconnect the power adapter and modem and network cables.
  2. Turn the computer over, and then remove the battery.
  3. Loosen the memory bay cover screw.
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  4. Remove the memory bay cover.
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  5. To remove a memory module, locate the two clips on each side of a memory module, and then slowly press outward on the two clips at the same until the module tilts upward.
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  6. Pull the memory module out of the slot.
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  7. Hold the new or replacement module at a 30-degree angle and press it into the empty memory slot. This module is keyed so that it can only be inserted in one direction. If the module does not fit, verify that the notch in the module lines up with the tab in the memory bay.
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  8. Gently push down on the SO-DIMM and make sure that the two clips on each side of the SO–DIMM click into place.
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  9. Replace the memory bay cover.
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  10. Replace the memory bay cover screw.
If you need to do something further, write back.
I hope that helps :)

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Probably bad memory or loose CPU module. First try removing and resetting CPU. You'll need to remove Keyboard, Palmrest, and heatsink and shield beneath Keyboard. You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver to remove screws and small standard size screwdriver to loosen screw holding CPU. After removal/reset, put everything back together and try powering back on. If still same problem, replace memory located on bottom of LT located behind door. Also, you may have a memory module located under Keyboard next to CPU that may be bad.

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