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Amilo 1705 not posting after ram upgrade. Topic is solved

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Amilo 1705 not posting after ram upgrade.

Postby getanner » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:03 pm

Hi there,

I'm new to the forum and only popped in because I think I've knackered my Amilo Li 1705 after a RAM upgrade.

I know there's a memory section but the Amilo is not working even without and the only help comes from the beep error codes.

While hunting around for info regarding memory upgrades, I found several pages that confirmed that the 1705 could take 2x2Gb memory modules after a BIOS update which I duly applied and order a pair of 2x2Gb PC2 667 MHz modules.

These arrived today and following good static control, I fitted the 2 modules and booted the system.

The Fujitsu boot screen was displaed and I pressed F2 to enter the BIOS page to make sure the memory took.

The system appeared to freeze and after a minute, I killed the power.

On restarting the system, I got the following beep sequence.

3 beeps pause 3 beeps pause 1 beep and nothing on screen.

I took out the new memory, replaced it with the 2x512Mb originals and restarted.

Same beep sequence.

I removed all memory, same beep sequence.

Any advice?


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Re: Amilo 1705 not posting after ram upgrade.  Topic is solved

Postby getanner » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:26 pm

Hi again,

I do like answering my own problems.

After a series of email exchanges with the UK Helpdesk, they came assumed it was a hardware fault and referred me to the Warranty Telephone.

Turns out, it was a fault CMOS battery and £4.00 later and a new battery installed, the laptop came back to life.

Though it's not all good news.

With 1 stick of 2Gb 667MHz memory installed, the laptop is happy to boot but with 2 sticks, it stalls at POST.

Will move my question now to the Memory section.

Hopefully, my post above will help someone else with the 3-3-1 beep.


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