Question Is it possible for bad RAM to prevent a device from turning on at all?

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cowboycurtis

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I was playing a game and my laptop shut off and will not turn back on. I am afraid the motherboard is done.

I have only one stick of RAM, is it possible a bad stick could do this? Is it worth buying a replacement to try?

Here are the things I have already tried:
  • Power cord seems fine, works on another device.
  • Also tried a different power cord on the broken device. This other power cord has an LED indicator that instantly shuts off when plugged into the broken device. Unsure if this is a safety feature of this cord or something else.
  • Tried with and without laptop battery
  • Static discharged with battery and cord removed. No Luck.
  • Attempt to reset bios by removing CMOS battery for 30 minutes
  • Replaced CMOS battery
 
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