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I have a hp pavilion a177c desktop. i opened the case to replace the SATA harddrive and SATA dvd rom and cmos battery. also cleaned out all the dust i could see(which was almost none). after hooking everything back up the way i took it apart except for the broken cover and missing card readers with two front usb ports. SStart the computer up using a PCIEx16 video card, all PCI slots and all i/o slots do not work. I have tried resetting BIOS and removing the PCIEx16 video card. still nothing. i have no video but everything inside the case works or seems like it. Any idea what might of caused this and if there is some way of correcting it?

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You don't say how you cleaned the motherboard. It only takes a small knock or static spark to kill electronics. PCI and I/O control is done by a chip on the motherboard and if this is fried you will need a new motherboard. The only way to check is with specialist hardware. take it to a computer repair specialist ( not PC world- too expensive) the cmos battery shouldn't have needed replacement after a maximum of 5 years. I have batteries that have lasted over 20 years. incidentally if you have replaced the cmos battery you would have to setup the bios again anyway.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=4295121&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

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IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02961221&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4295121&tmp_track_link=ot_search

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