He bought some ram a while back, 1gb X 2 and I installed that for him. And all was fine.
Latter he bought 2 more sticks of 1GB each. And he installed them himself. And could not get the pc too boot any more. So He came and got me. I checked the pc, and all it would do is beep 1-3-2 this is a memory error.
I took all ram out, and put back the two original sticks that it was working with before. No joy same beeps. I also tried the other two newly bought sticks of dell ram that is supposed to work in this pc for sure. Also same error code. I have tried 1 stick in slot 1 same thing. I have done everything correctly. I've worked on many pc's and never had this much trouble. He did break one of the catch's off the battery trying to replace the battery, but the battery still stays latched. I did not actually check the new battery voltage. It may have been bad. Also is their any possibility of it being cpu related not being seated good? Or needs new paste? Also the pc will give the same beep code with no ram installed. And sometimes the fan runs at a screaming turbo pace, and gradually slows down. That's about all I know right off. I don't have access to the pc now, I'm home. But may have to go back and work on it again if anyone has some idea what might be the problem.