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My 15 yr old nephew stared messing with so wires in the tower of my computer and now he screwed it up so when i turn it on it starts to beep

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    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    wires on the inside or outside?


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Those cables only go to certain is almost impossible to plug them in oddly..hopefully the computer did not go on at any time when mis wired,

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He removed the RAM .... just plug it back in. its a chip and then you'll see three spots inside the computer on the mother board it looks like there r three colums or something.. plug the ram chip into ther push hard. and if its not the ram then somebody kicked the tower hard and the processor is damaged or out of place.

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Set all items up ready to be installed Plug in your mouse and keyboard into the back of the tower. If u are using the old style connectors these have pins and will also be colour coordinated so you know where to plug into tower. They will have a notch inside so plug in carefully so not to break pins. If they are USB connections they will be square at the end and u will see where these plug in at the back of the tower these do not have colour coordination as u can plug in anywhere. Next your VGA cable, this is the cable that looks the same both ends with 15 pins in it. One end goes into your monitor and the other into the back of the tower these are shaped so they only fit in one way, again caution that you do not force in as you could bend the pins. Next ensure u have the power leads into the tower and the monitor, these are the cables with a plug on one end and a female 3 hole socket at the other, u will see where these plug into both devices. Next plug into wall ensuring socket is off first Then switch on Switch on your tower....monitor should come on by itself, if not hit the power button on your monitor Voila ...done

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2. If your keyboard and mouse are USB then connect them to any avaiable USB port (these are squared and the computer has many), It may be that your keyboard and mouse end in round conectors this are called ps/2 and look like this, purple is for keyboard and green for mouse.

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