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stupid problem, ram will not lock in


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#1 httpcureall

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:28 AM

I removed my RAM and tried to put it back in. I know it is in the correct way, but it will not lock in. Video showing the problem:https://youtu.be/KDtit9Apxvg

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:02 AM

Hello httpcureall:

 

Your video is helpful. Thank you.

 

To install/insert the RAM sticks, push the white handles away from the then empty sockets, then:

 

Insert an individual memory stick and try using approximately 5 or so pounds of downward force on each end of the RAM sticks in order to achieve proper seating.

 

The white handles will then have clicked into their proper place, by themselves, as correct seating has been achieved.

 

Reference: 1:00 to 1:30. Notice how the white clips close by themselves.

 

Please let us know how you progressed.

 

Cheers :)


Edited by 1PW, 18 March 2015 - 04:28 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:24 PM

I've tried that much force and more now, but the white handles will not even budge.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

You closed the clips before inserting the ram your doing it backwards... The clips should be open or down whatever you want to call it... THEN you insert the ram modules .. the clips are THEN put up into place to lock in the ram module.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:56 PM

I've tried that.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:58 PM

Are the RAM sticks you are attempting to install, ones that have been installed in this computer before?

 

Is the size and position coded notch, in the RAM stick, lining up perfectly with the mating projection in the RAM socket?

 

We may ask you to make another fine video taken from a perfectly vertical position so as to see the relationship between the RAM stick and the guidance slots in the white retaining handles/clips.

 

When all is perfect, the correct downward vertical insertion force should cause the two white handles/clips to close in by themselves to indicate your success.


Edited by 1PW, 18 March 2015 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

Are the RAM sticks you are attempting to install ones that have been installed in this computer before?

 

Is the size and position coded notch, in the RAM stick, lining up perfectly with the mating projection in the RAM socket?

 

We may ask you to make another video taken from a perfectly vertical position so as to see the relationship between the RAM stick and the white retaining handles/clips.

 

When all is perfect, the correct downward vertical insertion force should cause the two handles/clips to close by themselves.

 

What he said.. there should be an alignment notch on the memory module .. it only goes in one way...



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:21 PM


I just took the RAM out and tried to put it back in.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

Take a look here at the DIMM memory installation.  Be sure you are aligning the notches on the bottom correctly.  

 

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Edited by YeahBleeping, 18 March 2015 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:12 PM

Video hopefully with new information.https://youtu.be/lXt7CCPjZUw

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:36 PM

I watched it like 10x.. On older board the retention clips did not necessarily automatically clip.  Can you just flip up the retention clip once you have it in there or will it not clip in?  It looks like they are seated.  If this is a new mainboard I have had the memory module go in with a LOT more force than I think I should have to be putting on the board which is why now when I build a pc I put the memory modules in while the board sits on a block of wood.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

I cannot just flip it up, it is not locked in place after that.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:52 PM

LOL thats weird.. okay push harder .. but try not to break anything...Use a piece of wood so you can push evenly across the length of the module.  wood is handy


Edited by YeahBleeping, 18 March 2015 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:03 PM

Used the wood, still no progress :/

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:35 PM

I am at a loss here.  If the memory came out of this machine it should simply go back in Was it this way when you pulled out the ram?  Could you remove them without opening the retention locks?.  I cannot think of any reason that you are unable to replace the ram module unless the ram slot is somehow damaged.  It doesn't appear to be damaged from the video but I can think of no other reason.






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