RAM/Boot Up/Monitor Problems - URGENT HELP NEEDDED

  gplatt2000 19:39 25 Apr 2003

I have just installed a new RAM module in place of my old one. When installing it in its slot I found it very hard to put in and fasten the clips the clips. It is PC100 128MB SDRAM. I then swiched the PC on. All sounded alright, but then the monitor's power light turned orange and nothing happened (note - nothing ever actually showed up on screen). I then tried removing the new RAM and putting the old module back in, but the problem persisted. Could it be the RAM or is it something else - could I have damaged the moteherboard? I was grounded to remove static electricity. Thanks a lot, please reply ASAP, thanks again, Gavin.

  akzah 19:42 25 Apr 2003

Are there any Beeps heard when you turn it on, Also does the hard drive wir up like if it is loading windows or no action from the p.c.

  Rayuk 19:43 25 Apr 2003

You may have nudged the graphics card,remove it then reinstal it

  gplatt2000 19:44 25 Apr 2003

No beeps, hard drive I think whirs up but then all sounds fairly quiet - there is definitely some noise but could only be from fan.

  akzah 19:46 25 Apr 2003

If there are no beeps do what Ray uk has suggested and make sure the conector to Graphics card from the monitor is secured properlly.

  gplatt2000 19:50 25 Apr 2003

Thanks guys, I'll keep you informed on progeress. I think I might not have pushed the modules in properly as I did need to really push the clips onto the modules - on Crucial's website it says this shouldnt be needed. It does say a lot of pressure can be needed to push the module into place - how can I achieve this without breaking it - it feels to be bending at the moment??? Thanks again.

  Rayuk 19:54 25 Apr 2003

You should really instal the memory with the motherboard on a flat surface,as, you say the board seems to be bending.
If the ram is partly in try a little pressure at each end together till the clips lock into the end slots.

  gplatt2000 19:56 25 Apr 2003

Hi there. Im sorry to say this but it was just a silly mistake - on pushing the module in hard with two handsd all seems OK. Sorry to bothere everyon with my dramatic topic title! Once more, Thakns for all your extremely fast help - this topic only lasted ten minutes with the first reply within 3 mins, THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!

  Patr100 19:58 25 Apr 2003

The clips should rise up and grip the module by themselves when it goes into place, in order to do this you need to apply quite firm even pressure to the top but try not to force or bend anything too much. They can seem not to want to go and then suddenly go into place.Go back after a break and try not to get too frustrated with it.

  Patr100 20:00 25 Apr 2003

You got there while I was typing away. Well done.

  graham√ 20:09 25 Apr 2003

Did you wear your wristband? :-)

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