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After installing memory computer refuses to start with or without it

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January 8, 2010 10:00:13 PM

After installing 2g of PC3200 Memory into a Gateway 820GM to have a total of 3g of ram, when we pressed the power button the computer didn't boot and a plastic burning smell came from inside of it. When we looked inside it again one of the 4 slots seems to have a few tiny melted points. We took the Memory out of the computer and tried to start it but nothing happened. We then put memory into 2 of the slots that looked perfectly fine and tried to boot up but nothing happens. All that we see is a little red LED light up that has CR1C1 next to it. Is there anything I can try to fix this? I'd be very appreciative of any ideas you might have.
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January 8, 2010 10:12:26 PM

I think you actually fried your motherboard. You can try using the un-melted slots, but I don't think the board will function again. Time for a new system.
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January 9, 2010 3:05:31 PM

Agreed.

And you need some memory to pass the POST.
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