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PLEASE HELP!! Changed RAM and now only fan comes on?!?!?!

by Mrs. M / October 17, 2007 4:57 AM PDT

Please help me....
I was upgrading the RAM....

1. I did put it in correctly and the clips are holding them in their proper place.
2. Confirmed they are the right RAM for my machine - compatabile
3. Put everything together....

4. Placed it tipped over.....

5. Placed it upright again....
6. Pressed power....and now all that happens is the fan running!

No booting up...not even keyboard lights!!! What did I do wrong....besides the tip over...and it was a small fall....I figure someone is disconnected but I can't figure out what...I'm looking inside and see nothing disconnected!!!


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small notes...
by Mrs. M / October 17, 2007 5:10 AM PDT

1. CD/DVD Writer opens and closes

2. Comp: Compaq SR2020NX Desktop PC

3. Win XP

...anything else needed please ask....

....please hurry....have to get this fix before DH comes home or I'm DEAD!!! Happy


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by PKsteven / October 17, 2007 9:29 AM PDT
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the ram upgrade and see if it boots.


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Did you unplug the PC from AC power
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2007 9:53 AM PDT
In reply to: small notes...

Exactly what RAM did you install ?

Fix....put it back the way it was for now.

Be nice to DH !


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by Dango517 / October 17, 2007 5:36 PM PDT

could have bought the wrong RAM double check.

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Let's look and see
by Willy / October 17, 2007 11:47 PM PDT

"4. Placed it tipped over....."

If you mean it fell over? If so, return the system to its side and re-open case. Inspect the innards, correct any unseated items. If OK, apply power with it remaining down(it won't harm the system) and observe operation. Does it boot now? NO, then shutdown and remove new ram, retry again. Be sure all ram is fully seated and proper. What are the results?

tada -----Willy Happy

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