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Shut off the power. remove the cover... remove the memory enough to unplug it from the socket then push it back firmly but gently into the socket. put the case back on and restart the computer.

If that does not work it may actually be a memory stick that has gone bad... if it has two memory sticks you will need to uplug one and try to boot.... if it doesn't work you have probably found the fault.... if it does work take it out and put in the other memory stick to test it.

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