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Memory Slot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rafael75w, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. Rafael75w

    Rafael75w Thread Starter

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    When inserting memory module on the memory slot it was not aligned properly. When i turn on the power i noticed smoke and i immediatly turned off the power. Removed memory module and half of it was burnt, now my question is the memory slot damaged? Because its slightly burned in the inside slot, could i install a new memory module in that particular slot? or do i have to change the memory slot thats on the mother board?
     
  2. LONGHAIR

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    You are probably lucky if you didn't kill the whole board. The slot is most likely toast. If you were brave enough to try another stick in the same slot, it may not work, or it may burn-up something else. I don't think changing the slot is really an option. Motherboards are not exactly repairable items.
     
  3. Rafael75w

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    I have not turn on the unit since it happened.What if I tried turning it on placing another stick in a different slot and leaving the burn slot empty would that burn the motherboard?
     
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    You just never know.
    Leaving that slot empty is your best bet though.
     
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