Would reseating a motherboard battery kill the computer?

September 9, 2012 at 13:40:03
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium Quad Core 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM
We popped the motherboard's battery out and back in as per online instruction and now the computer won't turn on at all. We have been having Ram-related bluescreens for months and recently replaced all the RAM, but then we started having startup errors. We looked up a tutorial online to check if any of the hardware was bad and it told us to reset the battery. Can anyone please help?

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September 9, 2012 at 13:48:04
Did you unplug the power cord before messing with the battery? Did you take anti-static precautions before touching anything inside the case? Are you sure the battery was reinstalled the correct way?

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September 9, 2012 at 13:54:32
Yes to the first two, my boyfriend seems to think the battery is looser than it was when we reseated it, however no matter how much we press or try it just stays able to tilt either up or down slightly.

He also wonders why that would cause the power supply to not be responding AT ALL. The entire computer is dark, every time we try and turn it back on.

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September 9, 2012 at 14:15:47
Unplug the computer and then remove all the RAM. Install ONLY one stick, look at the notches in the RAM and be sure you don't have it turned end for end.. Remove the CMOS battery again and then reinstall it. Try to start the computer again. Watch the screens for any instructions on which key to depress to enter the BIOS (setup) screens. Reset the date, time, and boot order.

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