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Cleaned Inside Of Computer, Does Not Want to Boot


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#1 Jade Knight

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

We have a desktop that everynow and then we'll detach the side panel and clean out the dust stuck within it. Normally this helps the computer and it'll restart like normal, but this time was different. When we attempted to reboot it the computer seemed to not even attempt booting. The HDD indicator will flash a couple times, the CD drive will light up for a short moment, but after that it will not go any further. I'm not sure if possibly we may have accidentally detached something or nudged the wrong thing within it, but I looked it over when it did it the first time and everything seems to be snug.

 

Was there something that went wrong within it possibly?



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

Most probably RAM sticks may got loose from the slot. Try removing it from the slot and re seat it again. Next time use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust. 

 

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Edited by Anshad Edavana, 25 April 2013 - 11:04 PM.


#3 WalkingAtNight

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:11 AM

Does the computer beep? RAM problems usually have many beeps..  First of all, can you double check all internal connections? Remove and replace RAM sticks as well, since RAM could very well be the problem.

 

-- why did you clean the desktop? Because there was an issue? or because of a routine cleaning?

-- Do you see the POST steps? Do you see the logo? dell.. hp.. gateway.. toshiba.. etc?

 

if you have a bad cpu, you wont hear any beeps btw.



#4 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

Did you put the cover back on? Sometimes there is a switch that prevents startup if the cover is off.



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