Computer Issue...desperate please help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2007, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 232
Send a message via AIM to monster12348
Default Computer Issue...desperate please help

so i was trying to install a 1gb of memory on my hp pavilion a1030e and this little blue square fell off the motherboard on top it has metal inside. I found where it went and it was the only little blue square and it had another little blue square right beside it... so I turned on the computer with the 1gb put in but that thing out and it shortcircuited and now it doesnt turn in. so i put the square back in and well it wont work... any idea wat that blue thing is.(it was near the edge) and wat happened and if I can fix it?

monster12348 is offline  
Old 05-31-2007, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Altoona, PA
Posts: 258
Send a message via AIM to Mike9182
Default Re: Computer Issue...desperate please help

Post a picture please

Mike9182 is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 01:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
j12's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,133
Default Re: Computer Issue...desperate please help

so your computer won't turn on anymore? turn the switch on your psu on and off, maybe the psu died.

MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa | 120GB HDD | 4GB ram
Intel C2D E6300 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB ram | 880GB total HDD space | Gigabyte P965-DS3 | eVGA 8800GTS 640mb | Corsair HX 520 | Audigy 2 ZS platnium | Antec 900
j12 is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 02:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Grinch
c0rr0sive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,688
Default Re: Computer Issue...desperate please help

It sounds like that was a voltage regulation pot for each DIMM slot... A way of them easily limiting the voltage going to the ram.... Go back to a single old stick that you know damned well works and put it in a different slot... And yea...
c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 10:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 232
Send a message via AIM to monster12348
Default Re: Computer Issue...desperate please help

yah it was pretty funny, I turned it on without that part and I fried my motherboard... I got a new one for 60 and 60 for installation and drivers and everything... yep..... so does a new motherboard make a computer go faster?
monster12348 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!!!! I disabled my graphics card by accident, need help!! Wildside Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 06-16-2007 06:29 PM
computer freezes/beeps forever cullensmi Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 05-12-2007 11:40 AM
Some upgrading / building new computer and counseling needed akasixcon New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-21-2007 09:26 PM
New Computer. Same Issues Duality Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 04-01-2007 09:54 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.