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Problem starting up my computer

I built my own computer last summer and it has been running great with 3 hard drives and an optical drive since then. This week I added a fourth hard drive. The computer started fine and ran for a day with no trouble reading off the new drive. The next day I heard the computer making a buzzing noise and saw that the processor fan was slapping some wires within the computer. I immediately shut it off but since then everytime I have turned on the computer, none of the lights on the mouse or keyboard turn on and the monitor does not recognize the computer. I can hear all the hard drives spinning normally and am not sure what the problem is. I have checked the said wires for damage and can find none I also tightened the processor fan back onto the processor as it was loose and cleaned out the fan which was very full of dust. If you could please point me in any directions as to how to fix the computer I would greatly appreciate. I have no idea how to get any response from the computer.

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    rajkar May 11, 2010

    Maybe you have to change the fan.

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Is the PC Beeping at the end of the POST ( power on self test)
It should beep just before the bios screen appears(this is the screen which lists all the installed cards etc in the system along with the hard drives and the various other parameters) if not, it is not completeing or even starting the POST.
You may have a critical error so make sure ALL cards and RAM chips are fully and correctly installed.( touch a bare metal part of the chassis BEFORE touching anything inside the case)
If you still have probs, did you touch a part of the bare metal chassis BEFORE you touched anything else?
You may have spiked the board with static discharge.

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