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Added RAM Now Keyboard Won't Work!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MFirm, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. MFirm

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    Hi

    I have just added 1GB RAM to my Sony VAIO VGN-TX5MN, when i switch it on the keyboard doesn't work??

    Anyone help me!!!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. zebulebu

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    Is the RAM slot underneath the keyboard (i.e. did you have to remove the keyboard to install the RAM module)? If so, you probably didn't replace the keyboard ribbon connector properly, or dislodged it when you were installing.
     
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  3. MFirm

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    I replaced the RAm underneath the laptop, so didnt have to take the keyboard off!
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Did you tip the laptop upside down when installing the RAM this may have made the keyboard to become dislodged from the cable. Have you checked the RAM is compatible and installed correctly?
     
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  5. MFirm

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    Yea i did tip it upside down - so if i have dislodge it how do i put it right?
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    you will have to take the keyboard out and reconnect the cable. MAke sure you try all other routes before taking the keyboard out. By that I mean make sure the RAM is compatible and that it is in correctly.
     
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  7. MFirm

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    Everything is fine with the RAM - I am just taking the keyboard off now - the middle part is very stiff, can i pull it harder or will i snap it??
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    It should just lift of if you have unloosened the clips, check your manual it may tell you how to do it.
     
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  9. Big Brotha

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    Did you try replacing the new RAM back with the old RAM just to see if the keyboard works that way?
    What does 'Device Manager' show?
     
  10. Sparky
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    Typical Sony! :biggrin

    Does the laptop boot ok and have you tried an external keyboard?

    I take it you had the battery out when you upgraded the RAM?
     
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