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Cleaning computer and installing ram, now it won't boot.

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December 28, 2012 8:21:24 PM

Okay, so I was cleaning my brother's computer, and I installed some new RAM, and when i finished, i plugged it back in and turned it on. Lights came on, fans turned on, but the video output didn't work. Nor did my USB mouse turn on. The Power Button on the case doesn't work to turn it off, does to power on though. However, the DVD Drive does work.
Specs: (note: brothers computer so I'm not 100% on these, just using what i can see.)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen 3
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6790
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4gig

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 28, 2012 8:32:48 PM

Are you getting 3 rapid beeps? I'd imagine you didn't stick the ram in hard enough. Make them snap!
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December 28, 2012 8:38:55 PM

... I love you.

I was ready to drop my christmas money on buying him a new motherboard or something. Thank you so much.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 28, 2012 8:43:48 PM

No prob! It's a fairly common mistake with ram. People tend to be gentle with electronics.
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December 28, 2012 8:46:32 PM

Best answer selected by cynicsatire.
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