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Hi all,

When I turned on my computer yesterday my RW drive was not being recognized. So I opened it up and found that I plug had been loose so I put it in firmly. While I had it open, I kept hearing a rattling sound in my floppy drive, so I looked at it and found my toddler had put a metal dog id tag into the floppy. (we never use it because we use the USB drives). Anyway, I pulled it out and put everything back together. When I turned the computer on, the floppy drive light stayed on and the computer wasn't booting. So I took the floppy back out and replaced it with an old one because I thought the metal tag might have damaged it. When I tried to turn the computer back on, I get nothing. No beeps, no fan, no power.

Any suggestions?

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is the light on the second drive still on? that's usually a sign that you put the ribbon cable on backwards...
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Okay, I found out what part of the problem was. The wire from the start button was not connected, so I reconnected it. Now I can start the computer, but I get the floppy drive light that stays on, the monitor won't come on (orange light not turning to green) and it makes some noise, but I can tell it's not booting.

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Okay, I got the problem sorted out. The video card was not seated properly into the slot. Once I did that and pulled the CMOS battery for 10 minute, it started up and ran just fine.
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did you fix the floppy light problem too?
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