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Gateway mseries not booting

How can you tell if it isn't connected? i am new to this my computer is 5 mo old

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If there is a loose cable at the bottom of the PC then it is not connected. push all connectors in to the mainboard, hard disks, CD, etc. to make sure all cables are connected.

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