Forums Search Forums Recent Posts. Log in or Sign up. How hkw fix a bad RAM slot? Mar 25, 1. Messages: Joined: Jun 17, The board is about 6 years' old. My system only sees 6GB, not 8GB.
Messages: Joined: Jun 17, The board is about 6 years' old. My hoow only sees 6GB, not 8GB. I've tried various combinations of the RAM, get the same result.
To check the new RAM wasn't defective, I tried it in slot 1, a known good slot. All 4 sticks work in every slot except slot 2 the first black RAM slot.
So it looks like I have a defective RAM slot. Does anyone know of any way to fix this?
The board is too old to RMA. I've tried an emery board down the defective slot, and I've tried squirting WD40 down it.Aug 17, · It's almost always the BOTTOM slot that is bad, so just taking out the bottom stick of ram and leaving the top one in will usually fix the issue. The "bottom" slot is the slot closest to the keyboard. Oct 05, · Today, I doubled the RAM in my Gateway NV57h. And it didn’t cost me a dime. Well not today, anyway. TL;DR: The RAM wasn’t seated properly. Like for a long time. And I’m a geek who should know better. Try reseating your RAM. I’ve had this machine for almost 3 years (in itself a record, Continue reading "The Fix to My Laptop’s Dead RAM Slot". Mar 27, · All 4 sticks of RAM worked in slot 1, so the RAM wasn't faulty. All 4 sticks work in every slot except slot 2 (the first black RAM slot). If I put any stick in slot 2 - old or new - the PC is dead, it won't even boot to the BIOS. So it looks like I have a defective RAM slot. Does anyone know of any way to fix this? The board is too old to RMA.
No improvement. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to get that bad slot working?
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Wolfdale75Mar 25, Mar 25, 2. Messages: 1, Joined: Jan 8, MelonMar 25, Mar 25, 3. Messages: Joined: May 15, PawzMar 25, Mar 25, 4. Messages: 2, Joined: Mar 31, Fixing this can be extreme. Unless you have the tools and skill to desolder and replace I would just forget about the slot.
RuffyMar 25, Mar 25, 5. Messages: 9, Joined: Jul 22, LunasMar 25, Mar 25, 6. After doing some tests… even flashing the elot BIOS from the manufacturer, I was unsuccessful and not really getting anywhere.
So… I ran some Google searches about dead memory slots. I even ran across one post that showed a nifty memory slot fix involving a guitar pick.
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Now… let me just say that for the last 21 years, my daily work has revolved around technology. I do my own IT support, and always have. In fact, right or wrong, I handle all of our own internal IT needs. But as I continued tinkering, it started to haunt me. Could it be that simple?
Sorry it wasted your time! I figured for some people who made the same mistake I did, it might help.
For frogs sake! I hope you tried re-seating your RAM.
Multiple times. If your dead slot was really dix, then I hope you were able to get it fixed! David G. Johnson mentioned this Article on epiphanydigest.
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Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. Skip to content.Before I “fixed” the memory slot I talked to my customer and explained that he has three options: 1. Replace the whole motherboard and this option will cost him a few hundred dollars 2. Use the laptop as is with only one good memory slot 3. Use the laptop with my fix and see how long it last (by the way, I didn’t charge him for this repair). Sep 17, · Bulging electrolytic capacitor replacement. I show how to select new caps. I show removal and soldering in fixed caps too. My computer would not boot up into Windows. I . Mar 27, · All 4 sticks of RAM worked in slot 1, so the RAM wasn't faulty. All 4 sticks work in every slot except slot 2 (the first black RAM slot). If I put any stick in slot 2 - old or new - the PC is dead, it won't even boot to the BIOS. So it looks like I have a defective RAM slot. Does anyone know of any way to fix this? The board is too old to RMA.
Well… not today, anyway. There must be some mistake.