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Black screen after ram upgrade

By Kretch13
Feb 8, 2008
  1. I have a vaio laptop VGN-FJ270 thats about a year and a half old. I decided to upgrade the ram from 1gb to 2gb. I put the new ram in and tried to reboot but all i got was a black screen. I've already tried putting the cards in the different slots, and putting the old ram back in. Nothing has worked so far. The computer shows the power is on, but it wont boot to any screen and i dont think the leds are even on. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Mekaonija

    Mekaonija TS Enthusiast Posts: 129

    I think your memory has to meet these specifications, if it doesn't that is probably what is causing your problem.

    Installed Size: 2 GB (max)
    Technology: DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-4200
    Memory Speed: 533 MHz
    System Type: Notebook
    Voltage: 1.8

    Just take a look at your ram and some of this information may be written on it, if not google search your ram for its specs.

    Your going to want something like this for your new memory.

    http://www.edgetechcorp.com/memory/upgrade.asp?cid=30670

    Heres a newegg link all of the stuff in that list should work, but just to be sure check its specs to see if it matches the above specs.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1309121113 1309221133&name=DDR2 533 (PC2 4200)
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    if you have the right stuff reset cmos or bios
    look it up
     
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