Question Black Screen - New RAM (Old RAM won't work now either)

May 22, 2022
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ASUS K53E was working fine, decided to upgrade the ram. Bought 2x m471b5173qh0-yk0 sticks for the job.

Replaced the RAM and now the screen wont turn on. I did all the CMOS stuff. drained it, replaced it, even removed it to force the bios screen, but no avail.

The screen stays black no matter what combination of RAM/slots I use. The old RAM that was working yesterday no longer works. I just replaced the LCD today so I highly doubt that is the problem (it was not working before or after I replaced the LCD)

The only thing left that I can think of is that somehow the motherboard died when I replaced the RAM. I can think of nothing else. I would appreciate thoughts before I buy a new motherboard.
 
May 22, 2022
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Turns out the RAM just needed a ton of pressure to be seated properly. Literally had to snap it into place with more force than is good design.
 

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