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#1 kickz

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

I have a HP m8400f Desktop and I was cleaning it out with a compressor so I took out 2 sticks of ram to re-seat them put them back in and the computer would power up but just be a black screen, power stays on but won't even show bios, I tried resetting bios and everything nothing worked, so I took 2 sticks in the slots I had just put them in and it booted fine how likely is it I have 2 bad ram slots just out of nowhere?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:20 AM

If it only happened once...after your attempt at cleaning...I think it would be safe to assume that there may have been moisture within the system then.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:17 PM

Well I have 4 sticks total, 2x 1GB and 2x 512 I had to remove the 512 sticks completely and then it booted. I tried swapping around the sticks and nothing wold work in the first 2 slots, sorry I wasn't very clear in the first post

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:59 AM

a compressor

If this was an air compressor - many have moisture in the compressed air.
You could, therefore have sprayed moisture into the slots.

If this is the case, this should evaporate after a while.
Hopefully the slots will not be damaged.




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