This is my first post in the community, what a great place! Here are the details of my problem:
Problem: My new 10v refuses to boot after I attempted to upgrade the RAM to 2gb. The hard drive spins, power button works, light on front comes on, but the screen is black and no bios shows (no post), no beeping or any sounds other than the harddrive.
Guide used: YouTube- Dell Mini 10v 2 GB RAM Upgade - Part 1 of 3
RAM used: new Crucial 200pin DDR2 PC2-6400
OS: win 7 starter
What I've done so far:
-replaced the original 1gb ram stick and put everything back together, still no boot.
-plugged in external monitor to VGA after starting it up, no external signal.
This thing was working fine with win 7 right up until I tried this ram upgrade. I was very careful and delicate with the insides and I followed the above guide exactly so I don't think I broke anything. Please someone tell me I didn't just throw $250 down the drain
! any advice is welcome, thanks!