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laptop memory?

by technicallydumb / December 2, 2009 6:22 PM PST

my 4 year-old asus A6000Ne fails to initialize and keeps on restarting. I already replaced the RAM but still keeps going the same way. can anybody help? thanks.

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Re: loop
by Kees Bakker / December 2, 2009 6:31 PM PST
In reply to: laptop memory?

That's either hardware (other hardware than RAM) or software. See what happens if you use your recovery CD's to go back to factory settings.
- If that helps, it was a software issue; start over.
- If it doesn't help or doesn't even work, it's a hardware issue. Probably the best solution then is to start looking for a new laptop.

Kees

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laptop memory?
by technicallydumb / December 3, 2009 11:32 AM PST
In reply to: Re: loop

Thanks Kees. I'll try that, but (as my username implies)can I actually put the recovery cd in without the laptop booting up properly?

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What does Asus say?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2009 9:42 PM PST
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How much do they say it would cost to fix this?

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re: asus
by technicallydumb / December 3, 2009 11:38 AM PST
In reply to: What does Asus say?

about 600Dollars according to an IT guy I consulted, indicating that its the RAM that needed to be replaced.

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Or the socket the ram goes in (explainer)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 10:04 PM PST
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The change to Pb free solder (Latin: plumbum and atomic number 82. AKA Lead) means that solder joints are more fragile than a few years ago. Now that you replaced the sticks of ram, now you know that's not it. At 600 that's the price of the usual motherboard change. Now how much for that board?
Bob

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Thanks!
by technicallydumb / December 5, 2009 4:47 AM PST

thanks R.Proffitt and,of course to Kees. I did use the recovery cd and somehow resurrected my ancient asus! good thing I made sure my data was stored in a separate drive (partition) so in the process I only lost my applications and not my data.
Thanks again guys!

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