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Computer won't boot

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sparksman, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. sparksman

    sparksman Member

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    I was installing some new RAM in a laptop yesterday. It was a Dell Latitude D620. It has 1 Dimm slot underneath and 1 under the keyboard. After installing the new memory the computer won't boot. It wont even get to the point where I can get into the bios. I took the memory out and put the original memory back in and tried to boot up, but it kept doing the same thing. So I then took all the memory out and still nothing. Did I kill my motherboard? Thanks in advance!
     
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    was it ddr2 ram? is the laptop still under warranty?
     
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    put old mem, back in make shure laptop is unpluged and take out battery hold power button down for at least 20 seconds to drain all power out of laptop , then try ac power only, mite take a few trys.allso did laptop come up with a mesg, like wrong mem, installed laptop shutting down when you tryed new mem,
     
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    When I put the new memory in it did nothing. I can't even get to the bios. It shuts down after 2 seconds. The RAM is DDR2. It is the RAM that Dell said was compatible. I will try what you siad about taking the battery out. Thanks!
     

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