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Before putting in new ram, try checking the old one first. Most laptops memory are underneath a lid/cover at the bottom of the unit. With the bottom side up, remove the memory panel cover and unsnap the memory. It is held on each side by a clip/lock that you have to move slightly away from the memory thus freeing it and it will snap partway up. You can then remove, clean the little gold terminals and insert back. Reboot and see if this solves your problem.
If not, boot as if everything is OK even with out a display. Try:
1. connect an external monitor - if there is display then it is your LCD display panel at fault;
2. shine a small flashlight on the display panel side and see if you can see semblance of your desktop, if yes then it is your backlight/inverter at fault;
3. If even with an external monitor or with the flashlight or as it is, none of the keyboard indicators function (number lock, caps lock etc)
functions, then it is your motherboard/video engine at fault.
Off hand, the best bet would probably be the memory.
Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
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The best thing to do when it comes to computer ram, and replacing it, is to take the stock (the working ram that came with the PC) ram out and take it with you to a local computer store to ensure that you're getting the right kind of ram.
Your PC can be VERY picky when it comes to computer memory, so don't guess what's right for it.
if i understand your main concern is that you get 3 beebs while system starting so i would advice u either u can change ur system ram or put out ur system ram and clean it and put it again.....
accept this there is no problem
What kind of beep sound? A long solid beep, or continuous single beeps? Power off the computer and when you turn it on if it produces endless single beeps, the problem can point to your RAM. If you have more than one stick of RAM, take them all out and put in each one at a time in the first RAM slot. This will determine if only one of the sticks of RAM is faulty if you only get the beeping with one of the sticks.
If you can, please tell me what kind of beeping did you get.
The beeps are telling you there is a hardware failure (POST). The number and length of beeps will give a better indication as to what has failed. Write back with that info and someone on this web site will interpret this for you.
If it is only since removing the ram and re-inserting it that there is no display, try removing the ram again and re-inserting them 1 at a time then switching on to see if there is any display. Make sure the ram is firmly in place in its socket before switching on. Also you do not mention if there are any beeps coming from the internal speaker when switching on. These beeps sound different for different problems and the way it beeps can tell you where the problem lies.
The beeps are telling you something is not right. Every beep is different and I'm not 100% on what means what. Most likely something is not inserted right into the motherboard. Go back and check you inserted the ram correctly, if that dosn't work try checking your cables (ide, power, etc.) and your cards (video, sound, etc.) as they might have slipped out of place when inserting the ram. You might even have a bad/faulty part in the motherboard. Check the new ram stick and see if it works without it. These basic troubleshooting steps should help you find the problem. If not it could be the cpu is burnt out.....the way to know this is if you unplug it, the beeps will disapeir or change completely. Maby someone else on FixYa could tell you what the exact beep could be but I'm pretty sure its just something not plugged in right or a faulty part like I had just mentioned. Either way your computer should work fine once the problem is traced and fixed.
The beep test is notrmally done with the small speaker attached to the computer internally,
there could be a problem with the RAM installation check the RAM compatablity with the mother board, give me further details of the make and model of the mother board and RAM ,
i will try to help you.