Solved Help! PC won’t start after moving.

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Payt

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Hello and thanks in advanced for any support I receive. I built a PC last year and it’s been great! However I recently (carefully) moved, literally ten minutes away and when I reassembled the external wires it won’t start up. The led lights on my motherboard light up but no fans or anything! I have reseated the RAM and replaced the CMOS Battery and still no luck. Any other clue? Thanks!
 

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Hi @Payt and welcome to PCHF :)

When you look at the front panel header, is everything connected?
Thank you! I’m glad this is a resource for rookies like myself. If I can figure this out without having to buy replacements I will definitely donate to the site!

I’ll be home soon, and I’m planning on disassembling the motherboard and reassembling it back for a second time. The front panel header is that really small piece right? Sorta fragile feelin?
 

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if its got an add-on graphics card, remove, clean card terminals and mobo slot and reseat.
when you reseated the RAM, did you wipe the contacts and brush the slots?
if more than one memory chip, reseat one at a time and boot and see if that helps.
whats the dust build up like inside the chassis?
 

Payt

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if its got an add-on graphics card, remove, clean card terminals and mobo slot and reseat.
when you reseated the RAM, did you wipe the contacts and brush the slots?
if more than one memory chip, reseat one at a time and boot and see if that helps.
whats the dust build up like inside the chassis?
I didn’t wipe the GPU or the RAM when reseating but I’ll do it
if its got an add-on graphics card, remove, clean card terminals and mobo slot and reseat.
when you reseated the RAM, did you wipe the contacts and brush the slots?
if more than one memory chip, reseat one at a time and boot and see if that helps.
whats the dust build up like inside the chassis?
ok I don’t know if it’s because I disassembled and reassembled 4x or because I blew on the ram stick to “clean” it like you mentioned (or luck) but it turned on! Thanks for the help!
 
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Payt

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Thanks for all the help peeps! The PC is working now. Idk if it was due to a better RAM reseating and cleaning or tightening all the connectors on the MOBO but it works now and that’s all the matters :) thanks again folks
 
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