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Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure?

Q: Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure?

Here s a VERY strange problem Inspiron s w two G DDR DIMMs installed nbsp was up and running when it suddenly turned off with flashing amber SLOT Inspiron Failure? 660s Memory power light and two-beep code indicating memory problem Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure? When power cycled the same symptom occurred flashing amber amp two-beeps Troubleshooting showed DIMM slot was bad Item on p Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure? of User s Manual If either G DIMM card was installed in the DIMM slot Item on p the system would boot OK Both slots populated Flash beep DIMM slot populated with either G DIMM Flash beep DIMM slot populated with either G DIMM Boots OK After quot fixing quot the system by de-populating the DIMM slot full Dell Diagnostics online version were run with all PASS results Memtest passed as well QUESTIONS How could a memory SLOT not memory card suddenly fail in the middle of operation The system was up amp running but nothing was being done on it at the time of failure Did a part of the chipset fail Is there any way to fix this problem short of replacing the MoBo Thanks
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MerissaWalker said:

Have you tried it on other computers?Click to expand...

yes, even then it is not getting detected
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2- Scanned by windows defender tool. same result!
3- scanned by malwarebytes anti-malware. same.
4- cmd (run as administrator) -> go to its drive (e.g., H:, when H is my flash drive) and typing the attarib -s -h *.* /s /d command. It could not to show the data.

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Can anyone help me please?

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Go to cmd (run as administrator) -> go to its drive (e.g. H: where H is my flash drive) and type the attrib -s -h *.* /s /d
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Your attrib spelling was wrong correct them
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When I plug in just one or two of the HDD + the DVD drive, the computer boots fine. When I plug in three HDD + DVD drive, failure! Do I perhaps need to upgrade my power supply?
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Are you comfortable with disassembling the laptop? Really the only thing we can test is removing the Hard Drive, RAM, and DVD player.

First I would try the HD and DVD to see if either of those are stopping it from powering for what ever reason, and you will still get something on the screen and see if it boots.

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A:Memory Problems?

How much storage space do you have? From what I could research this error is tied to programs demanding a great deal of memory. You say this occurs when trying to scan a lot of pages at once. Does this occur when scanning less material at once? Have you tried updating your drivers for the scanner?
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Hello there,

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Trobles86 said:

I also hooked up the hard disk to my laptop with a hard disk adapter and got the same results.Click to expand...

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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

I experienced a similar problem when I was trying to network my 8.1 machine the host network. As you say the host PC can see and connect to all of the machines, but not the other way around. Not sure if it is the same in your situation but I found that Microsoft's idea of network sharing on the Windows 8 class of OS differs greatly from previous OS's in that you can connect to it from an external host, but when trying to do the other way around it doesn't "see" the PC in question due to differing network sharing protocols included in the OS.

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Edited for spelling.

A:Question about installing memory modules

Larsenex said:

If I get another kit of 8 gig from ANOTHER vendor and its different timings can I put them into the alternate slots and have it work? Say I buy Corsair (9-9-9-9) PC 1600. Would the two kits work against each other since they are different timings? Is this NOT recommended?Click to expand...

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Anyway without actually knowing for sure, those are my thoughts.
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This question is a Windows OS question, why was this moved to hardware?
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Can you post an photo of your soldering?I'm not sure if I can help, but an image might help us understand what you are looking at.

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That is a newly released CPU, so it is not slow. Plus, it is a quad core. If you just do basic computing tasks, the 8GB will allow you to multitask more. Check out this site for what RAM to buy:
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circusboy01 said:

I bought two 2GB Memory Ram for my Lenovo IdeaCentre K300. I'm trying to find instructions on how to install them. But all I keep running into is where to buy them. Can anybody give me some easy to follow instructions? I'm hoping it's as simple as opening up the computer looking at the 2 full slots and putting the 2 new ones in the same way. being real careful that you don't bend or break anything. ThanksClick to expand...

Don't know if this will help, but hopefully it will
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The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
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a} fix all partitions
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Sworth said:

I am unsure of what memory to get if I upgraded my PC. See attached for pc specs.Click to expand...

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It appears the motherboard has the following expansion slots:
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One PC
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