installed new ram but computer wont turn on

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by swtchrly, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. swtchrly

    swtchrly Guest

    i purchased two simpletech 512SDRAM PC133 from newegg.com. after installing the ram in my factory hewlitt packard i attempted to turn the tower on. i had no success, but the amber light will turn on and the cpu and case fans will spin. i have tried each stick on its own, together and in different slots. still no success, i hope somone can help.
     
  2. Elroy Jetson

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    does the old memory work?
     
  3. swtchrly

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    tried it

    no
     
  4. Elroy Jetson

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    did you touch anything on the mobo with your fingers or a skrew driver, etc??

    if even the old memory stick does not work anymore, it sounds like you fried the mobo.

    does the hard drive spin?
     
  5. swtchrly

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    i dont think i touched anything on the mobo, and the hard driving is spinning.
     
  6. swtchrly

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  7. Elroy Jetson

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    well, if you have installed them properly (ie fast and secure, some sticks might lean a bit to one side), and they don't work, even the old one does not anymore, it sounds to me like a mobo problem. you have not chnaged any settings in the bios? before you give up, have a look there. maybe someone else here has any hints.

    good luck, EJ
     
  8. swtchrly

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    how do i change bios settings if the computer wont turn on?
     
  9. Elroy Jetson

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    if the cpu fan and power supply fan spin, and the hdd spins, too, then the computer is turning on, ie power supply is fine. have you double checked that the graphics card is properly inserted? take it out and put it into another slot. check all connections, too.
     
  10. Petros

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    Near the little button battery on your computer should be the CMOS jumper; there are only two configurations for it, so move the jumper over, leave it for a few seconds, then put it back where it was. Should help...

    As a side note, I fried a motherboard with electrostatic discharge once. After taking a Basic Electronics course, I realized what a goof I'd been. Now I spray Static Guard everywhere and make sure I'm grounded to the same place as the case.
     
  11. Erbmaster

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    ^^^What he said^^^
    Providing you're getting POST beeps, u know you haven't fried your CPU.
    It's easily done though.
    Also try cycling the power with the button and the rocker on the PSU in both positions. This has helped me before now, when my PSU wouldn't play-ball.