Cleaned out inside of PC, now doesn't boot.

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

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    I had a computer that I wanted to clean the dust out of. I've done it before and it's worked out fine.

    So I removed the ram and the drives and the cabling and blew it all with one of those canned air dusters, holding the nozzle a few inches away. i made sure to remove static from my hands by frequently touching metal.
    then I simply put everything back. Now the power comes on but nothing happens. The monitor says no signal. There doesn't appear to be any hard drive movement.

    Can you help me fix this? This is a friends computer and I cant afford to buy him a new one
     
  2. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    Likely RAM issue, take out and reseat RAM again.:cool:
     
  3. farmerlee

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    There should be a series of beeps which you can use to diagnose the problem.
     
  4. Hairy Coo

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    You may have forgotten to plug in the CPU power connector,a thick cable usually plugged in on the top left of the mobo to a 4 or 8 plug.

    The CPU wont run without doing this.

    Going to that extreme just to blow out dust isnt necessary and can cause problems.
     
  5. GlobalForce

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    ZERO constructive feedback, not a single thank you in all thirteen start's. Amazing why anyone continues to bother.
     
  6. Brian K

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    Perhaps BlackScarletLove could explain why this is so.
     
  7. Hairy Coo

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    Agree with GlobalForce and BrianK.

    This is happening far too much .

    Most of us enjoy problem solving(or attempting to,at least).

    Unless feedback is given nothing is learned.

    If someone goes to all the bother of spending time to attempt a constructive answer-the least that can be expected is feedback.:mad:
     
  8. ThunderZ

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    All to common an occurrence in forums of this type. Many still do not know or care that every day common courtesy extends to the Internet as well. :doubt:
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    HI GlobalForce,I just Took a gander at the starts and your correct the common courtesy went out the window.IMO you folks should save your great knowledge for me when I need it.:D I might even send a thank you Card.;)
     
  10. LenC

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    There are many many people like myself who are very appreciative of the help we receive on these message boards. It's also humbling because I get much more than give here - not being too swift around computers:doubt: .

    Believe me, for every person who doesn't take the time to say thank you, ther are many who are very grateful. If there were ever a Wilders conference (and I wish there were), I'd be buying beers for many of you.

    Don't be discouraged by this one person.
     
  11. Hairy Coo

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    This problem seems mainly to do with brand new members,who expect a comprehensive time consuming solution as their right,only to be never heard from again.
    Although some older ones seem to have the same bad habit!

    Its called taking advantage.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    What really gets me they have the nerve to seek further help.I am giving them the finger.:thumb::eek:
     
  13. HURST

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    Hey djohn, sadly there is no "finger" smiley! LOL

    At least this type of threads stay as a reference for other in case such problems arise...
     
  14. Brian K

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    Hairy Coo,

    I made this comment in another thread.

     
  15. Longboard

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    Could be worse: could be more like me :blink: lol
     
  16. Dark Shadow

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    Absolutely.
     
  17. twl845

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    This reminds me of a time when I opened my box and added a memory card. I could not boot up and only heard the fan going after that. The short story was it was my Bios. After resetting it, I was fine. Worth checking. ;)
     
  18. Saraceno

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    Youth of today just want answers 'right away'. They rely on and everything comes from 'google'. No need to say thank you to google, so why would they say thank you to anyone else? :doubt:
     
  19. Hairy Coo

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    They are at it again-several more in the last day -no doubt will follow the same pattern.

    Maybe an idea would be for consideration given to a Forum regulation that prohibits the asking of questions which blatantly indicate the only reason for joining is to get urgent help for a one off situation.

    For example-no questions allowed until say 25 posts have been made, surely thats not expecting too much.
     
  20. Brian K

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    I try not to give a full answer to a first time poster. I usually ask a question. If there is no reply I haven't expended much time.
     
  21. LenC

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    Hey Hairy Coo -

    I understand your annoyance. The problem with your strategy is that newbies to a forum sometimes don't know much, and all they can do is ask questions. Not allowing them to ask questions until hitting a quota will drive them away to another source of information.

    I speak from experience. When I joined the forums a while ago, all I could do was ask questions. I like to think I've learned enough that I can now participate in helping others.
     
  22. bigc73542

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    Ah but there is.
     

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  23. HURST

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    LOL, I was talking about the forum default smilies...:D :D
     
  24. bigc73542

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    Maybe they will add that one.===== nah
     
  25. twl845

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    Being asked questions jarrs our memories and brings situations we had forgot to the front again. It's good to be reminded of old problems so when they occur again at a later date, we will have the answer ready. No question is too stupid to ask if you need an answer. Perhaps a little encouragement, and an offer to help again and an invitation to return and participate will slow down the one time callers :isay: .
     
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