Attempting to upgrade memory, but laptop won’t boot
I was recently given an old Aspire One ZG5 by a friend that I decided to clean up, upgrade, and give to my sister. After installing a new SSD and wireless card, I tried to upgrade the system to hold 1.5 GB of memory instead of only 1. I bought a 1 GB PC2-5300 stick from Komputer Bay and installed it, but the system refuses to do anything, even turn on the screen. I can hear the fan and see the power light, however, so I know the system has power.
My question is: did I buy the wrong kind of memory, or did I get a DOA memory stick?
The original memory stick was a Samsung 512 MB PC2-5300. I was thinking there could be some kind of issue with memory timing, but I’m not sure how I would address that.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Edit: here is a picture of the new memory stick:
Is this a good question?