pc won't boot after adding memoy

Toshiba / Satellite l305d
December 12, 2009 at 19:24:45
Specs: Wibdows XP Pro Sp3, 2 GHz / 2000 MB
Greetings all. Today I presented a friend with a pc I built three years ago. It was in great working condition
with an AMD single processor and 1 gig of pc 3200 memory (1 stick) . After setting up his 'new' computer,
he wanted me to install another 1 gig stick of memory he had gotten from an old Dell computer...also pc 3200. After installing the second stick, the computer would not boot. I immediately removed the new memory, but the 'damage' had been done. The computer refused to boot again. I checked all the connections over and over again, reset the CMOS, removed and re-installed the original memory, but no luck. The LED light for the hard drive comes initially, but goes out after a second. I have checked the archives, but could not find any comparable listings. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any and all input!

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#1
December 12, 2009 at 19:53:06
I assume that you shut down and turned off the power supply(or removed power cord) to the computer before installing the RAM ?

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#2
December 12, 2009 at 20:42:27
I experience the same problem when adding another 512mb in socket 478 board, i remove 512mb stick and computer won't display anything(no beeps) then i reinstal cpu put the new 512mb and pc boot fine no problems at all i hope this works for u.

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#3
December 13, 2009 at 11:18:31
kx5m2g...I did turn off the computer, but neglected to 'negate'
the power supply. Did I short out the motherboard, and is there
no recourse other than a new mobo?

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#4
December 13, 2009 at 11:33:44
"Did I short out the motherboard, and is there
no recourse other than a new mobo?" I'm not sure, but I hope not. Was this a power supply with a switch, and you left the switch on ? Or was it a power supply without a switch, and you left the power supply plugged in ? I'm not sure it matters, though.

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#5
December 13, 2009 at 12:26:51
It was a power supply with a switch, and I left the switch on!

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