- - Memory contacts
|Sidney ||17th October 2005 00:42 |
One of the contacts fell off of my 512MB stick during removal. Of course, I did not find this out until the horrible "beeping" sound screaming out of the case duing booting process.
Lucky me I said to myself; followed by why me?
The next twenty minutes I tried soldering; lifting another thin contact from an old PC66 32mb memory in an attempt to salvage the damage - no such luck:(
Being curious in everything, I used an X-Acto to scrap off a "fine" channel in hope to use a lead pencil trick to make contact - again no such luck.
I went to the fridge and pop open a can of beer - went back to the "dead" module after a few minutes of R&R. I continued on the previous failed attempt; I then came to the second layer of the PCB where another layer of copper ciruit surfaces ..... carefully I scrapped off a little more horizontally to "enlarge" the exposed circuit enough that I thought would make "contact"; hoping it is the right circuit at the same time.
I popped the module back; turned the system on; closed my eyes and hoped that "beep" sound would not visit my ear drums. It DID NOT ..... system continued on the booting process and I was greeted by "WINDOWS".
|jmke ||17th October 2005 00:49 |
[g]Memtest+86[/g] ... before you lose precisious work from a random reboot:)
|Sidney ||18th October 2005 00:18 |
But, I am talking about physical damage and the cure :)
|jmke ||18th October 2005 00:32 |
yes, but to make sure that the cancer is really gone, run Memtest86, boot into windows != stable system;)
|Sidney ||18th October 2005 01:57 |
It's working just as good as before:)
|jmke ||18th October 2005 09:43 |
that's good news, no pics of the "hacked" memory stick? ;)
|Sidney ||18th October 2005 17:45 |
Really a ***** to work with; never had this experience with the contact lifted off of the stick. :)
|jmke ||18th October 2005 19:35 |
aah, one pictures says more than 1000 words, I though one of the resistors on the PCB had been removed
|Sidney ||18th October 2005 21:36 |
That pin or contact must have been "caught" on the very edge during installation and snapped off. I did think of returning it to Apacer since it has life time warranty; but Apacer has not been making DDR for quite some time. The pair runs at 2.5-3-3-7 despite 3-4-4-8 rating.
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