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fixing/ replacing a memory slot on an e-machine model t5062

by harryvl / May 19, 2010 2:26 AM PDT

My second memory slot is not recognizing the second memory stick. I have tried the original 512mb stick (in pairs) and two new 1 gb sticks (in pairs). The system has Vista and an AMD Athlon 6400 processor. The original memory is 1024mb DDR2 dual channel memory 667MHz

Any suggestions?

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The only solution

The only solution is to replace the entire motherboard. If it's under warranty, call it in, otherwise you're basically screwed.

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Replacement is NOT the "only" solution ...

if you happen to be accomplished at desoldering and soldering and have the soldering tools and a good replacement part.

You could even have someone else do it for you.

The EASIEST and likely the "most painless" would be to replace the motherboard.

Now, you have choices.

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Are you serious?
by Jimmy Greystone / May 19, 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Are you serious, or are you just trying to be a jerk? It's a machine soldered part. Even someone who's highly skilled with a soldering iron would have a hard time pulling it off successfully.

Yes, it's technically possible, but so is cold fusion. When you crack that one, then maybe I'll listen to what you have to say on this.

I intentionally didn't mention this solution because it's so impractical it may as well be impossible. No point filling people's heads with stupid ideas just so you can try and show someone up.

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