Why is my computer not working after I cleaned the inside of the Harddrive?

Question

Powered down the system to remove dust from the fans, Opened case, carefully cleaned, closed case, reconnected cables, powered up. System turns on, fans start, hard drives, cd rom, and floppy initialize. Then there is No video signal at all, nothing happens after initialization. There are no activity lights on the front of the unit. The computer just sits there dormant with spinning fans. I reseated all of the power cables, signal cables, video cable and IDE cables. There is a SCSI card and HD. I reseated that cable too. The light on the scsi card turns on with the system. After the drives initialize, there is no further activity from any drive. I am baffled, i don't see any cables unattached that should be connected, and i didn't remove any jumpers, or flip any switches on the MB. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

-dan

Answer

This question was answered on August 12, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you were cleaning you may have damaged something in the hard drive not knownly If everything is set in place then everything should work, you showed get the hard drive checked out.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 12, 2003