Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Computer Died



I have a Dell Dimension 2400, about 3 years old. It had 256 MB of RAM and I wanted to add some more. I bought 512MB and installed it very carefully. It has one of those cool knobs that allows you to remove the side without unscrewing 25 screws. I gently replaced all connections and turned it back on. The fan goes on as do all the back lights, like for the mouse and keyboard and network card, but the computer doesn't boot up. The lights in front remain steady green, which I know isn't good.

PLEASE HELP!!!!

Did I loosen the motherboard somehow when installing the RAM?

What should I do, I'd like to not have to take it to a technician.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, even from Natchalnikoff...

14 comments:

U' N' said...

Remove the RAM and try booting up. If it boots up, you got wrong RAM. Which is often the case with dells.

Hirshel Tzig said...

Thanks, U N, I'll try it right away.

Hirshel Tzig said...

What can I say? You were right!

I need to rethink everything you said now.....

snag10 said...

stop bashing snags and your pc will work again.

Even moshiach (sheker) will agree.

snag said...

A message for you Mr. Tzig.

Eppes felt by aych in dem zikoron.

Also, "you got wrong RAM". Think about that. The wrong R"M.

Ober men ken noch als fixen, misaken zayn....

Hirshel Tzig said...

most of my R"M'im were Misnagdim.............

snag said...

Hirshel Tzig said...
most of my R"M'im were Misnagdim.............


We are not talking about 20-25 years ago. We are talking about now !

Lucky Wolf said...

so whats the matzev now? is it a matzev of Boruch mechayeh Meisem or BDH"E?!

Hirshel Tzig said...

Thanks for asking, Wolf.

The Matzev now is that I exchanged the RAM and now it works fine. The only problem is that a day before I got a worm/adware/spyware in my computer and I can't get rid of it!!!

Lucky Wolf said...

well, may it have a Refuah Shleimah. Only good news.

Nachalnik said...

דו האָסט געזינדיקט מיט דײן זכרון און מיטן זכרון ביסט דו גישלעגיט. חזור בך

Anonymous said...

the other thing if it happens again is casue its not a mac "get a mac" once you go mac you never go back" enjoy

Hirshel Tzig said...

Macs are expensive, and I need to learn a new OS. Is it worth all that?

U' N' said...

Rabbeim didn't like macs.