I took a piece of ram from an older computer which had it's motherboard some how break down, i figured the ram would still be ok. i tried to put it in my computer but since it wouldn't snap in correctly i thought i could kinda just leave it there hanging with only one side snapped in.
i tried to turn on my computer and when my computer operated normally this green light around the power button would light up and everything would work fine.
however, when i just kinda left the new ram hanging there nothing even showed up on the monitor screen. it didn't even show anything, nor did the monitor even turn on. it was like a turned off tv. it didn't make any twinng or turning on sound.
so i decided to take out the ram i foolishly did not securely put in, and just put back my old ram, restored the computer completely back to how it used to be when it was working, and tried to turn the computer back on.
and the result was:
my computer turned on, however it would still not connect to the monitor and the monitor was still acting like a blank screen, but i know that monitor is fine because i didn't mess with it at all and it was working perfectly before i tried to put in new ram without secruring it properly... so i dont know what's wrong.
the main thing that makes me suspect something is wrong is that the green light that turns on when the emachines computer turns on is gone, it wont even blink. when the computer is turned on the green light should also be on... so i dont know what i did wrong.
solutions i've tried are putting in the basic ram the computer came with only, and booting the computer back up, but the monitor still wouldn't connect.
im going to try to take the video card out and just do everything over again, and plug the monitor into the motherboard and see if that fixes anything, im just reconnecting everything but it's not working..
so yes, for some reason, even though i put my computer back to normal, it wont connect to the monitor and the green light is not turning on. and i have a feeling it's because of me loosely securing that piece of ram. if anyone knows of any solutions please tell me. also what worries me is when i press down more than a few keys on my keyboard the computer wont start beeping like it usually does..