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« on: June 08, 2003, 05:41:50 PM »

Operating System Version:WinXP home edition
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Dell 8100 1.7GHz P4, 512mb pc800 RDRAM
Error Messages:

First of all thanks for the great site.  I have referenced as many other posts with a similar problem, tried the fixes, but now I'm stuck.

Some background:  Wanted to check on the components, so I removed the PS from computer, and cleaned out the dust inside.  Pulled a stick of RAM to see what manufacturer, and replaced it.  Went right in, seated well.  Then pulled what appeared to be "dummy ram"?  something from DELL in the otherwise empty ram slots, and replaced it as well.  I checked all connections, closed the case, re-plugged the PS, and wholla...nothing.

Problem:  Computer powers on, HD & CD spin up.  All fans (inc Vid Card) work.  Monitor immediately drops to Hybernate(checked monitor and it is fine) Keyboard does not work, so I cant do any type of Boot that requires a key to be held down.  One thing I did notice is that the little yellow light( near the battery ) turned off when system had PS removed.  I dont know what signifigance that might be.

This is driving me nuts, as I have checked the seating of everything.  Never had a problem with anything until today.

EDIT:  Admin delete this post if you like.  Fixed problem, "dummy RAM" or whatever its called needed to be removed and re-seated.  Thanks for giving me a place to at least ask for help.  *cheers*
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2003, 01:40:12 AM »


I am glad you resolved your problem! Grin

There is no need to remove this thread since it may help someone else one day!

Thank you for updating your thread with your solution! Smiley

Sylvain Amyot

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