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Computer won't boot after adding ram

\015 I tried to add ram to emachines t5010 and now the computer won't boot with or without the new card in slots. All I get is a screen with the emachines logo and bios settings f2. Cannot enter f2 or anything else from keyboard' HELLLLLLLLP\015

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It could be one of the following:
\015\0121. You fried the motherboard when you replaced the RAM. This is the worst case scenario, but it does happen. In any case, don't replace your PC yet!
\015\0122. Your system was off too long, and the battery drained. This does actually happen, believe it or not. The battery stores the computer's BIOS setup information and if it drains (goes dead), the computer doesn't know what to do when you turn it on. The first signs of a draining battery are usually time being lost on the clock (slowing), or "C Drive" errors/warnings that come up but the system is still booting up all the way too. If you've had either of these happening before you added the RAM (and they're things you'd probably notice), then I'd suspect the battery.
\015\0123. You unknowingly knocked something loose when you were dealing with the RAM. I only did this once, because it took me FIVE HOURS to figure out. To fix this, be very careful and make sure you are GROUNDED. Don't touch anything on the motherboard that you don't have to, but for all plugs and other removable connectors, make sure they are snug. Do the same with all of the drives while you are in there.
\015\0123. The obvious question is: Did you purchase the correct RAM? I'm assuming you already verified this (if not, it could be the problem). If the RAM is ok, are you sure your motherboard can handle the addition? There's a limit to the amount of RAM any motherboard can recognize. Putting too much RAM in can confuse your computer.
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\015\012There are other reasons, but I'd hafta vote for the battery. It just sounds like your computer is turning on and doesn't know what to do. If it is the battery, it's very simple to replace. You will find it on the motherboard - it looks like a watch battery on steroids (it's about the size of a penny or nickel). Take it out and take it to your friendly computer store. A new battery is about $8 or so.
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