4 slot work ram error

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i have a 4 slot that gives me the following:

work ram error

address
00101250

write
5555

read
555D

anyone know what i need to fix/ replace?
 

Xian Xi

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Check the lower work ram, could be a broken trace.
 

mjs256

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Based on the address of the error being 00101250 I don't think it is a bad trace. A bad trace would cause an error at a "threshold" address like 00101000 for example. This is almost certainly a bad RAM chip. It is one of the surface mount RAM chips and it will need to be replaced. If it is an MV-4 board then I can send you a picture showing which RAM chip is causing the error. If it is a MV-4F then I might be able to show you. I can sell you RAM chips just like the originals for $5 each or you can get generic ones elsewhere.
 

channelmaniac

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I have 'em on my web site and can repair them. It's a bad SRAM chip, but it's surface mount so it's not that easy to repair if you've never done it before.

RJ
 
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its a mv4 board. im guessing its some of the 6 sony chips to the right of the bios? not sure which ones?
 

mjs256

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That is correct. It is one of those six surface mounted RAM chips to the right of the BIOS. I will have to have a look at my MV-4 and I can tell you which one.
 
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