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PC won't boot after installing SSD

I installed a SSD, and when the computer turns on the lights/motherboard lights turn on, fans spin, etc.

However, the HDD light doesn't flash, keyboard and mouse lights don't tirn on.

I unplugged the SSD and that didn't help, also all the wires are plugged in correctly.

Asus z97 deluxe motherboard, r9 290, i5 4590, 16gigs of ram (added 8 when i added in the ssd), 1tb hdd. Very high end 550w psu. So i don't think its a psu issue.

Super reluctant to go to a computer repair shop.
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    So you added SSD and RAM. How many sticks of RAM you had/have now?
    OS was on HDD right? Want to keep it this way or trying to make SSD boot drive now?

    As a quick guess, check if your new ram is fully seated. Twice.
  2. I want to keep OS on the HDD. I have 4 sticks of 4gb each, all the same type, but the new ram is low profile, which isn't really an issue i think.

    The little clips that keep the ram locked are kind of loose, will seen5 if i can jerry rig them tight.

    EDIT- The ram was loose and I secured it, but the problem is still there...UGGGHH
  3. Fixed it! I laid the computer on its side, so the ram was the issue.
  4. DRagor said:
    So you added SSD and RAM. How many sticks of RAM you had/have now?
    OS was on HDD right? Want to keep it this way or trying to make SSD boot drive now?

    As a quick guess, check if your new ram is fully seated. Twice.


    The mouse and keyboard turn on and work now, but monitor and hdd light still black.
  5. With SSD or without it? Try booting without first. One problem at a time. Need to make sure all ram works fine.
  6. Actually your solution with securing the ram Did work. I just forgot to put back in the gpu powet pins. Thank you so much!
  7. Jordan_H93 said:
    Actually your solution with securing the ram Did work. I just forgot to put back in the gpu powet pins. Thank you so much!


    LoL. Happens. So it works? Good.
  8. Yep. Now i am watching a black screen. Its verifying indexes, whatever that means
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