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ram chips + eraser = ?

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I had a friend order some cheap ram chips (2x512), chips are supported by mobo.

 

they were dead, they called me over, i verified it was dead, told them to RMA.

 

they called the company and they suggested trying rubbing a eraser on the gold plated connectors.

 

i never heard of that, and for a company to suggest that is ghetto as #### to me.

 

i just figured they wanted her to do something that ould result in end damaged then they could deny the return?

 

anyone else ever do that or heard of it?

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well if theres marks on the gold connectors an eraser will take them off.

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The quality of the gold plating on some cheaper ram modules is very poor and they do tend to tarnish. I have an abrasive eraser in my tool kit somewhere that I use to clean the edge connectors on printed circuit boards but I've never used it on ram modules because it's probably too harsh. I suppose if there is some tarnishing then gently rubbing with a soft pencil eraser will take it off but I'd make sure you were static free first by touching the PC enclosure before starting.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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"ITS A TRAP!"

 

If done incorrectly it could end up taking the plating off the PCB and perminantly damage

the already dead chips.

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i've been doing it for years, the easiest and cheapest way to clean ram... i even use it to clean other thing such as old pci card and agp card connector

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i've been doing it for years, the easiest and cheapest way to clean ram... i even use it to clean other thing such as old pci card and agp card connector

 

I guess you learn something new every day.

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i've been doing it for years, the easiest and cheapest way to clean ram... i even use it to clean other thing such as old pci card and agp card connector

 

+1... I have used the same method on Like and same applications.

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except this is not something new, it is something very old

the problem with kids now a days

they dont even use pencils at school anymore

all this button pushing and eraser tape

what is the world coming to!

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it works on all types of "golden fingers" edge connectors: RAM, PCI/PCIe, ISA, NES, etc

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