When I have inserted the two mem sticks and then power up the start button flashes yellow instead of the usual green and no boot up. Any ideas? is there a reset or cmos pin to bridge? I hope the two 1 meg sticks are not zapped as they are brand new.
Dell 3100 click here Do not install ECC or buffered memory modules. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported.
Did you get the correct sort? (400- and 533-MHz DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM) memory capacities (sticks of): 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECC Maximum memory: 2Gb click here Do not install ECC or buffered memory modules. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported.
""amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this could indicate a problem with the power connections for the CPU on the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).""
So far all connections power are OK. I've removed the cmos battery again so its a virgin boot. Seems more about seeing the mem in place as old and new cause the yeloow flashing alarm before power-boot up. Its not happy
When you put the memory sticks in, did you make sure that the little clips at each end came up fully and clicked into place on the ends of the sticks, there is a little square notch in each end of the sticks and the clips MUST engage in them for the sticks to be fully home.
Always careful with the mem sticks since working inside my first Amstrad 1640. My other two PCs I've built have with more flexability of expansion. This Dell 3100 is a work station for my daughter and she is far from happy in that while the old mem was only 1/2 a meg a least it worked!! Now both new and old mem are causing this none boot and flashing yellow light and it continues a good 90 secs after power is pulled. Looks like I'll have to ring the Dell help premium line for assistance ARRhghghhh!!
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