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Solved My computer will not beep or boot up.

November 23, 2012 at 11:07:26
Specs: Windows 7, 2.81 Core2Duo with 6GB

I just disassembled my computer to do some dust removal. I put it all back together and now, when I turn it on, the fans on the motherboard come on full blast like usual but is no longer followed by the beep my motherboard makes right before boot up. Then it just sits there with the fans blasting. I'm extremely worried it could be the motherboard. Any suggestions?
I checked the RAM, I made sure the graphics card was plugged in, I'm kind of out of options.

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November 25, 2012 at 08:47:55

It can happen to the best of us.

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#1
November 23, 2012 at 12:38:09

Did you take care to discharge static electricity from your body before touching the motherboard or any of it's components - or better still wear an anti-static wristrap all the time?

If you didn't, you may have damaged something -- anything which is static-sensitive.

if you did take care to discharge static during stripping & re-assembly, do it all again and make sure you fit everything properly & securely. It once happened to me so I started over from scratch and put everything back again. That worked.

if it still doesn't boot after a second re-assembly, something is damaged.


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#2
November 23, 2012 at 13:34:15

Also might want to remove the memory sticks and try booting with only one stick at a time.If it boots with one memory stick, then try installing the other stick(s).

1 Corinthians 15:3-4


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#3
November 23, 2012 at 15:02:37

Don't panic just yet.

Make sure all your connections are firmly seated and nothing got dislodged.

Sometimes very slight movement to the RAM sticks can cause them to not make contact due to tarnishing. Take them out and clean their edge connectors with a pencil eraser, then pop them in and out a few times to clear oxide off the sockets themselves.

This can apply to any circuit card edge connectors if disturbed.

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#4
November 25, 2012 at 08:43:35

Turns out I forgot to plug in power right above the CPU. Laughing at myself right now.

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November 25, 2012 at 08:47:55
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It can happen to the best of us.

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