Blank screen after ram install

April 1, 2009 at 19:12:07
Specs: Windows XP
After I installed more ram in my machine and booted up, the screen did not come on. I tried to reinstall the original ram and the screen still did not come on.
1. I own a HP-Compaq Presario C304NR Laptop/Notebook
2. I am trying to put 2 GB mem sticks in.
3. There didn't seem to be any error beeps at startup.

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#1
April 2, 2009 at 05:00:19
Your laptop will handle only 2 Gig of memory. Two, 1Gig modules.

Look here: http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...

EEOC


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#2
April 2, 2009 at 17:50:44
I put in two 1Gig sticks.

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#3
April 2, 2009 at 18:44:47
Clean the original RAM edge connectors with a pencil eraser and pop it in and out a few times to clear oxide off the actual sockets(s). You often get this sort of problem when you disturb RAM.

If this works try the same with the new RAM before going any further.

some other bloke...


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#4
April 6, 2009 at 16:19:32
Derek,

I did that thing with the eraser tip and tried to clean out any dust and IT WORKED! I was thrilled. Thank you.


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#5
April 6, 2009 at 17:01:13
Great news. I almost get bored myself by the number of times I've said it on this forum LOL.

It can sometimes even arise when the RAM only gets "minutely shifted" onto an oxidized area. Same applies to any other edge connecters such as graphics cards. The pin connectors give little trouble.

some other bloke...


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