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Thermal pad replaced... now memory slot 3 is gone

doidaum

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Hi there,

All after all this time, I replaced all the thermal pads in my laptop.
Right after, my laptop won't start with a memory in slot 3.

Both memories are working, and slot 1 works fine.
No glitches found, temperatures and voltages are great.

This thermal pad is non electrial conductive, but maybe it's placed somewhere that it shouldn't.

Anyone experience anything like this before?
Any ideas in how to troubleshot?
Anyway to fetch bios post erros?

The laptop model is MSI GL63.

Thanks!
 

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were the thermal pads the same thickness?
they look pretty thick
 

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The orginal, was like a paste.
I left some days overburning to decrease size with temperature, and now seems to fit better.
 
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so you replaced paste with thick pads?

you probably bent the PCB until it got damaged.
 

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Do you have the plastic still on those pads?
 

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Nope. Removed all before assemble.


I was afraid of this. Well, looks like there's nothing to do. Thanks anyway.

You sure about that bud?

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