Hello and again welcome to Bleepingcomputer.
I realize your reasons for panicking, I can actually read your mind.
I know this does not help any, but I as a staff member of BC often warn against our members using the household vacuum cleaner for cleaning dust out of a computer system.
There are TWO main reasons NOT to do this!
1. There is a HIGH risk of damage probability caused by static discharge, which takes place between the vacuum cleaner and the computer. You may not even see this take place, but the damage it does is notable when the computer no longer starts up afterwards.
2. There are jumpers located on motherboards that are placed on various pins to create circuits.
These jumpers and pins are positioned on the board so they can be moved, to create another circuit.
An example of a 3 pin jumper.
Pins are marked 1, 2 and 3.
If the jumper is on pins 1 and 2, this can put a circuit into the ON position.
If pins 2 and 3 are used, this could put the circuit into the OFF position.
The example above is NOT the only options available on those pins.
Some are voltage settings, position 1 and 2 could be 3 Volts.
Position 2 and 3 could be 5 volts.
If the jumper is missing all together, there would be NO power at all going to that circuit. It won't function at all.
If the suction is strong enough, these jumpers can be sucked right off their pins and into the vacuum cleaner!
Now you have the task of searching the motherboard for the missing jumper.
You'll need the motherboard manual and the section where the motherboard jumper settings are shown.
Lastly, make sure all connectors from the PSU are secure.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 12 February 2011 - 04:27 PM.