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Removed memory to check what type/brand, now no signal to monitor?!


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#1 derekjl

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:59 AM

I have an ASUS desktop, model M11AD. I wanted to upgrade and/or add some memory to the unit. I opened the case, removed the one 8GB stick of memory to check on the brand, speed, etc and put it back in. At first, the computer would start, then turn off, start, then turn off forever until I pressed and held the power button down. I then put the memory stick into the only other slot, the computer would start and stay on, but NO signal to the monitor. Here is what I have tried so far.

 

- Removed motherboard battery and power cord, let sit for 20-30 minutes

- Removed power cord, held down power button for 60 seconds to "drain" power

- Repeated these steps but with the memory stick in the other slot, now the PC does not turn off, on, off, on by itself but stays on

 

I am at a loss, all I did was remove a stick of memory! I do have access to other computer but keep in mind I have NO signal to my monitor on the affected PC. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 12:45 PM

A close inspection of the area around the memory banks is called for here.  The plastic hold down clips for the memory cards are prone to breaking.  There are a dozen different types of clips, tabs and hold downs, all vulnerable.  Sometimes a little dust will get in the slot when you pull the card to look at it.  Sometimes you don't get the thing seated properly and intermittent boots and starts result.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:27 PM

A close inspection of the area around the memory banks is called for here.  The plastic hold down clips for the memory cards are prone to breaking.  There are a dozen different types of clips, tabs and hold downs, all vulnerable.  Sometimes a little dust will get in the slot when you pull the card to look at it.  Sometimes you don't get the thing seated properly and intermittent boots and starts result.

I've tried all that as well. Made absolutely sure that the memory was seated properly and also blew everything out numerous times with compressed air.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:59 PM

You grounded yourself all during this process, correct?  Computer was off during memory module removal and replacement, I'm certain of that.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 04:38 PM

You grounded yourself all during this process, correct?  Computer was off during memory module removal and replacement, I'm certain of that.

Correct. 






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