HP doesn't boot after adding RAM

fiyacash5 Posts 1 Registration date Sunday October 21, 2018 Status Member Last seen October 21, 2018 - Updated on Oct 21, 2018 at 02:12 PM
 fiyacash5 - Oct 21, 2018 at 05:20 PM
Hello, I have an HP 500-223w that I use for for everyday stuff. It never gave me any problems until yesterday. I added 8gb if ram to the 8gb that comes in the system and now it just beeps and won’t start up. I get 5 beeps followed by a pause for a total of 25 beeps. I am unable to access bios. I have removed all ram and tried without the new and old and I am still getting the same beeping sounds. Please help


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,835
Oct 21, 2018 at 02:46 PM
it's possible you damaged the RAM socket when you inserted the memory. Since 5 beeps signals a memory problem.

If so the motherboard needs to be replaced.

Good Luck
Thank you for your response. I believe you are right I have tried everything to get it going again.