Solved Grandpas pc not booting

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FireRanger421

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My grandpas old pc stopped working after it fell to the floor about a foot.
http://imgur.com/4HqwbCz
This is what displays when trying to boot the pc. Troubleshooting told me, it may be a loose connection. Upon opening the PC, I tested all the connections I could see. No loose connections could be found, just a lot of dust (which I will clean out).

When I tried to reboot the computer, things were different, not at all better, that's when I took those pictures. I figure I may have messed with the culprit and made it angrier. Upon further investigation (disconnecting, inspecting, reconnecting, and wiggling), I could still not find the culprit, but thankfully it didn't get worse this time.

That leads me to now. I know very little about computers, I have a hard time identifying all the parts of a pc, let alone diagnosing a broken one. If anyone can help, and guide, me repair this computer, my grandfather and I would greatly appreciate it. My grandfather cannot afford another pc, so fixing this one is our first and only option.
 

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Hi there @FireRanger421 and welcome to PCHF :)

Let's get some more information about your PC.

Can you provide us:

Make:
Model:
OS:
RAM:
Hard Drive:
Graphics Card:
Peripherals attached:
Power Supply Wattage and make if possible:

Providing this information will greatly help us :)
 

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Hello @FireRanger421 and welcome to PCHelpForum

Upon further investigation (disconnecting, inspecting, reconnecting, and wiggling), I could still not find the culprit, but thankfully it didn't get worse this time.
Here is a good video that @Malnutrition has supplied that will help on how to reseat parts of the system.

Also make sure that while you are in the system that it is disconnected for a power source and discharged the system by pressing the power button for 30 seconds. Let us know how things go.

What sounds if any do you hear form the system?

 

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Thanks @Rustys for sharing that video. I will watch it later, when I find some time.

I did unplug the system from the power source but did not know you could discharge the system by holding in the power button. Thanks for that.

I never noticed any abnormal noises when I was trying to boot the system. That's not exactly to say there weren't any, I just never noticed any.
 
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