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dmborchert

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So I was just about to clean off my old computer in order to give it to a teenage cousin after not using it for probably about 8 months. I don't recall any problems before packing it up but when I just set it up now I have no response at all. I know for sure that everything is connected properly. I hear the fan running and the monitor power light comes on but no screen response, no response from the keyboard or mouse. CD-rom drive opens, closes and spins discs but nothing else. No idea where to even start?? Any ideas? Thanks!
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Hi,

What is the name brand and model number of the computer or if it is a custom build please list the specs.

Try reseating the memory and the video card if it has one, sometimes over a period of time these components can not make contact properly and a simple reseat can work wonders.

Does the system beep at all?

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Thanks for your quick response, it's an HP Pavilion XE783. The memory, as I recall, is quite difficult to access. System doesn't beep at all. If I press the power button there is also no response at all. I will take it apart and see if I can take a look at the components for dust/other complications. Thanks
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Make sure that the CPU is properly seated, without it not much else happens, but you still have power.
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If I remember correctly there is a air duct that somewhat conseals the ram in that model hp, it snaps out easily to give you bettes access to the ram
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