If your computer won’t post or display anything on the monitor, it could be because of faulty RAM. In this case, reseating the RAM can be a helpful troubleshooting step. So, how do you reseat RAM? Let’s take a look.
Firstly, you’ll need to locate the RAM. In most cases, there are two RAM sticks, one on each side of the motherboard. To remove a RAM stick, you’ll need to locate the release clip. On some motherboards, there will be a release clip on both the top and bottom. On others, like the one in this example, the release clip will only be on the top.
Once you’ve located the release clip, lift it up and make sure there are no wires in the way. Then, slowly pull out the RAM stick from the side. You can set it aside while you reseat the other RAM stick if needed.
To put the RAM stick back in, check the notch on the memory stick. It’s longer on one side than the other, so make sure it lines up with the notch in the middle of the slot. If your motherboard does not have a release clip on the bottom, start with that side first. Push firmly on the bottom until you hear a click, and then push firmly on the top until you hear a click.
And that’s it! Reseating RAM is an easy troubleshooting step that can help resolve issues with your computer. Remember to handle the RAM carefully and avoid touching the gold contacts to prevent any damage.