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texas759



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:24 am    Post subject: adding laptop memory Reply with quote

i am attempting to upgrade my toshiba a55 memory from 512 mb to 2 gb. i have the chips , but when i plug a chip into each port nothing happens. my computer will not boot up. when i remove the chip from b port everything works fine but as soon as i install the chip back in to b port, nothing. is there something else i need to do to be able to utilize both memory slots?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should just be a case of removing the original memory, and inserting the new memory. Ensure that the new memory is of compatible specification - it should be DDR SODIMM 200 pin PC2700 - if not then it simply may not be compatible with your laptop.

First try removing the original memory and try on of the memory sticks in the slot originally used - if this does not work then the new module is either faulty or incompatible. If it works, then try the other new stick in place of this one. If both are working in the first slot by themselves then try adding the second one to the second slot. If this doesn't work, then original memory in this slot - if neither work then it is probably a faulty slot.
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Markb



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Crucial's memory picker there are 2 types of A55 there is an A55 and an A55 (DDR2). Are you sure that you have the correct memory for your laptop?
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