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#1 davlin75

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:13 PM


I pulled the memory cards out of my computer to go & buy more memory. The store did not have what I needed so I brought the memory I had back home & reinstalled it in my computer. Hooked everything back up & now my monitor won't come on. It trys to come on but goes right back off. Do I not have the memory cards in properly? What is wrong? :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:27 AM

figure you're talking about RAM. Its set up to only go in one way, if its fully seated you shouldn't see any copper, and the clips on the sides should slide into the slots on the ends of the RAM.
is there any beeping when you turn the computer on? are the fans and harddrive spinning?

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

Do you have a Graphics card or are you using on board?

If you have a graphics card installed make sure this is seated correctly aswell and you have knocked it, double check all cables aswell whilst your on.

"Beep" codes will help identify any hardware issues
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

Just a note about post codes, most motherboard incorporate beep codes, but companies like Biostar use four LED on the motherboard for these signals.

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#5 davlin75

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:43 PM

figure you're talking about RAM. Its set up to only go in one way, if its fully seated you shouldn't see any copper, and the clips on the sides should slide into the slots on the ends of the RAM.
is there any beeping when you turn the computer on? are the fans and harddrive spinning?



It appears that the clips are in the slots right - when I turn the computer on it beeps & the monitor will click - the on light on the front comes on green & then shuts back off & the amber light comes back on. The computer seems OK but the monitor won't come on & stay on. I have changed electrical cords & I have also changed monitors - I hooked up another spare monitor that I have to make sure that the monitor had not gone out & it did the same thing. Maybe I just don't have the clips in just right.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:48 AM

I would try playing musical chairs with your RAM first. try booting with stick one in slot one, then stick one in slot 2, stick 2 in slot 1 then stick 2 in slot 2. solo each time if any of those combos boot then problem is either seating or bad stick/slot. But you say its booting except for the monitor so Emu could very well be right take a look at the plug on your monitor and video card see if you broke a pin or maybe even something stuck in the card's plug in and check seating on the video too like he said.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:01 AM

Did you use anti-static equipment to remove the RAM from your computer? And did you put the RAM in an anti-static bag?
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