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Ram Instalation gone wrong


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Ok, so i have a huge problem, my compuer will not turn on, when i plug it on, there that light that comes on that tells you that the computer is prosseing something ,and the fan is on, but the power light is not on, and will not turn on when pushed, i have to unlug it to for the fan to come off, the monitor will not turn on either, its just a blank balck screen...
before this happened, i opened up my computer to try to chage the ram, i chaged it and turned it bak on and it would not start, so i put back in the original ram to see if it would start up agian (there are 2 ram cards i only took out one) but it still wouldnt turn on... i didnt touch anything in my computer other than the ram crads, and the computer was off when i did
Please help me get my computer to turn on
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double check and make sure that you didn't unplug anything while you were in there....

take out all of the ram and try to boot....do you get a loud beep?

put the original piece of ram back in, and take out the CMOS battery (it's the only battery on the board)..put the battery back in after a few seconds and try to boot.
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One time my computer wouldn't turn on and it freaked me out figuring out what happened..

and then i opened it up and noticed that the button that connects to the outside button on the computer fell out of the slot and was just laying there..

just check because sometimes, the solutions are sometimes easier than we think.

-james
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on some mainboards if you have 4 rimm slots that are grouped in two's. you have to have one stick of ram in the first slot of each group.

also if your mainboard has crimms (placeholders that look like ram but arent ram) and arent placed correctly it will also keep your mainboard from booting.

i.e. if you swapped out two sticks of ram. one was a crimm and the other was a regular. you found that your new setup didnt work, so you switched back and accidently swapped the spots of the ram and crimm, then it wouldnt work.

also if you accidently left the ram you purchased and took out the old ones
instead (it happens when you work with generic ram) and the ram doesnt meet specifications or exceeds the specification requirements of the mainboard, than you will also get a blank screen.

but also knocking out a cable like desenette said can also cause a blank screen. i.e. knocking a couple of the front panel wires loose from the pins. or the mainboard cables.

theres numerous possibilities. it would be best to check and make sure that all the cables and wires are secure by giving them a light nudge.
and then you can trouble shoot from there.
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