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My "Full of Shit" Senses are Tingling!

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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
So I was on the Tech board of the Dollars BBS when someone complained of their laptop not being able to boot properly. They described the symptoms as being that the computer will turn on, the fan will rotate, but the screen will remain black and nothing will load.

Having experienced this before working with two different machines, my first thought was that it was a Memory Bus connection error. Basically, if your computer isn't detecting your RAM sticks, BIOS will not load. Period, end of story. Re-apply the RAM sticks and try again; usually that fixes the problem.

Well, some idiot who probably has no experience with computers decides to post (calls himself Brandon), saying he thinks the OP's entire motherboard is fried. That would mean buying an entirely new laptop. So I insist that the OP at least try my method before tossing his old machine. I also suggested the hard drive be checked as well, just to be on the safe side. What happens next absolutely floors me.

"however a "ticking" fan and a non working screen can't possibly be an effect of RAM and hard drive failure since both of them are highly concerned to soft ware problems specially the hard drive" - Brandon's exact words.

:iconbangkillplz: No. NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! These are hardware devices! HARDWARE! They have to be picked up by the BIOS and pass a systems check. ESPECIALLY THE RAM STICKS! I mean, how stupid can you be? Seriously? You're telling the OP to THROW OUT what could EASILY BE A WORKING COMPUTER!

I don't get people.
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
All of this



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My head
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes. I have noticed that when the RAM sticks have been removed and then put back in the slots sometimes small bits of dust in the RAM slot can interfere with the connection and the PC will not boot correctly.
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shobonimaster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait until someone starts bragging about their computer based on nothing but having a huge HDD.
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Sounds like compensating for something.
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shobonimaster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably.

When I brought up that a computer's performance was based on it's RAM, CPU, GPU ect to one they went "they included all that on the HDD for me".
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:iconlolwattplz:
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shobonimaster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You read that right, I found someone so stupid the computer repair guys made them believe you can download hardware and save it on the HDD.
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Download hardware...
Save it on the HDD...

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shobonimaster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not kidding, the sad thing is, they'
re a college student.
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:icongoogolfacepalmplz:
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Seven-Fates Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that person's fucked in the head.

Also, speaking of fucked in the head, instead of thinking of contortionists, I read Human Knot Girl in terms of a Human who accepts canine Knots, and is a Girl. =P
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
That is...bizarre.
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SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a similar problem. But in my case the motherboard really was dead.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
And it does happen often. But this is an example where one would want to double check. It's like a tumor. It may be cancer, but it may not be either.
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SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. Also: [link] Sorry, I just had to.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:giggle:
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Cleverzed Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they would like to throw away their comp I will take it off their hands for them gladly.
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Recommend that the OP try your method first anyway. Argue that best case scenario is he saves lots of money, worst case is that the other poster's option is sure to work anyway.
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Hopefully the first solution does work for the OP. It was really suck to have to shell out several hundred bucks for a new machine, instead of under 100 for a new hard drive, or...zero to realign the sticks.
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This Brandon probably owns a computer store near to where the OP lives, and is being a smart cookie.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
If nothing else, it's a dirty way to make a sale.
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:nod:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You're all nerds. :lol:
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Can't argue that, I guess.
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
orz
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