Memory question

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sun Sep 2 16:49:51 UTC 2007

Billie Walsh wrote:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> I have a six year old Toshiba Satellite that I added an extra 128 MB RAM module to 
>> shortly after buying it. Recently the memory (the 128 extra) started to randomly 
>> work/not work until it stopped working altogether (the randomness was only 
>> apparent during restarts).
>> I want to buy another module - this time 256 MB but am concerned that it might be 
>> the slot that's the problem and not the memory module - is that a possibility?
>> I only have one available slot in the laptop so can't check the 128 MB module 
>> somewhere else.
>> I really want to get Kubuntu back onto this laptop as Feather Linux (I now only 
>> have 64 MB RAM) is not really for me - I got used to all the nice KDE 
>> easy_to_work_with_goodies
>> Blessings,
>> Nigel
> Take the memory module out and use some of that canned air to blow out 
> the socket. If you have a REAL soft, small, paint brush you might try 
> brushing it out also, then blow out again. Put the module back in and 
> see if it helped.
> I've cured some memory problems this way.

Thanks - I already cleaned it (and the module's contacts) with and 'Electronic 
Cleaning Solvent' ( Servisol AERO KLENE 50) but no joy :-(

Thanks anyway.



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