Did i just broke my laptop when installing RAM wrong?

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  1. Haulero

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    I'm glad I haven't messed up my laptop, but everytime I open my laptop to do something, like I changed the cooling fan, installed ram, wireless card, antennas. I'm always scared that my laptop will not turn on after I put pieces back together
     
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    okay i tried it and it still does not work
     
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    Just blank period no boot screen at all? If you change the memory you have to go into the set up sometimes, I would try to get into set up
     
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    It took me a while to take out the 2 old ram. When i figured how to take out the first one, it took lot of forcing to take out second one. Then it took A TON of forcing to put in the 1st new one b/c i didnt know how but the 2nd one was easy because i then saw the hole.

    When i open my laptop, it has a sound that usually boots the computer. However, screen is black like when it is closed. In 7-8 seconds within starting the computer, it shuts off with the shutdown sound.
     
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    WOW I'm so sorry, the way you make it sound.....

    I just feel like you broke the channel, get the magnifying glass out, serousily and exam the channel (slot) well and see if the pins are ok and if you broke any of the plastic.

    Do you know anyone that works on laptops? I think you need help. If you were around me I would look at it for you (For free of course lol)
     
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    Chances are that you either damaged the connector, the motherboard, or both. What RAM (exactly) did you purchase? Did you check out the service manual for the laptop?

    Generally speaking, when you have to actually apply a lot of force when working on a computer something is terribly wrong.

    There is not much more that I can say, other than you most likely permanently damaged the computer. Could you post some pictures?
     
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    That is the right kind of RAM alright, so it wasn't like you were trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The force you put on the notebook had to have done it then.

    For images/pictures you can use actual HTML code, the IMG tag (kind of like the quote tag for NBR), or upload attachments by hitting the 'Advanced' button when you go to post.

    Take a look at this guide, it is one way to do it. (Link)
     
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    use photo bucket its quicker and free
     
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