PC freezing after cleaning it with vaccum cleaner

Im not sure what happened but my PC is freezing even in BIOS. After i did some clean with my vaccum cleaner.

Im pretty sure my motherboard is damaged, but all jumpers
Are on the place.

I tried to disconnect the HDDs, change ram slots
Hold GPU tight to its slot, but nothing worked. My cables are connected tight too

But if it was the motherboard how could it
Connect my keyboard, mouse, etc...?

Im thinking to take it to a pc repair shop but it
Would be better if i could fix it myself. But again i dont
Have motherboard replacement or any other hardware to test it

Anyway i can fix this?
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  1. kazurengan2 said:
    Im not sure what happened but my PC is freezing even in BIOS. After i did some clean with my vaccum cleaner.

    Im pretty sure my motherboard is damaged, but all jumpers
    Are on the place.

    I tried to disconnect the HDDs, change ram slots
    Hold GPU tight to its slot, but nothing worked.

    But if it was the motherboard how could it
    Connect my keyboard, mouse, etc...?

    Im thinking to take it to a pc repair shop but it
    Would be better if i could fix it myself. But again i dont
    Have motherboard replacement or any other hardware

    Anyway i can fix this?


    I would buy new RAM. Did you hit anything accidentally? Apply too much pressure to anything? Are the RAM levers pushed in to ensure RAM is properly seated? Did you used a brush on the end of that vacuum? RAM is dreadfully scared of ESDs. Electrostatic discharges can damage RAM. Ever get a little shock from someone else or a door handle? Those are ESDs.
    Reply to aquielisunari
  2. from a working pc download bootbale memtest usb imahe and run it over night. use hardware info check your temps and voltage. in the bios reset it back to factory default and make sure there no newer bios. watch the 12v rail voltages. look at the bsod error message if it alwsys nvidia or amd your gpu card/gpu ram may have been zapped.
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  3. I went to a pc repair shop and they told me motherboard and cpu are in conflict, i find that weird because it was working fine
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  4. kazurengan2 said:
    I went to a pc repair shop and they told me motherboard and cpu are in conflict, i find that weird because it was working fine


    Not sure if there's a language issue or what. What he said makes no sense. He can't be saying they aren't compatible because they were working.


    Did the diagnostic cost you money? I don't want an answer. Either way I'd take it to someone else.

    I'd download and run the free version of https://www.memtest86.com/. See what it says.
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  5. That was just my initial thought. I am not sure exactly what's going on. When a vacuum is used the person should also be touching the case. It can most certainly cause these types of problems if not used properly. Which vacuum was used? Was the PC plugged in when you did this? Did you use a crevice or brush tool?
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  6. It was a normal vaccum cleaner, a home one.
    I made sure i didnt get to close to the components. And then i used a normal brush to clean the dust.
    The pc was plugged off

    Should i buy new RAMs?
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  7. kazurengan2 said:
    It was a normal vaccum cleaner, a home one.
    I made sure i didnt get to close to the components. And then i used a normal brush to clean the dust.
    The pc was plugged off

    Should i buy new RAMs?


    As long as you can save the receipt and you are certain you can get a refund.

    Make sure the PC is off and you have touched something metal prior to removing the RAM from its packaging. You can leave it plugged in. Install the RAM. Next up is the removal of the CMOS battery which looks like . Turn on the PC. You should get some sort of message. Turn off the PC and reinstall the CMOS battery.
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  8. Well a refund is impossible. My pc is 6 years old now, i already tried to reset BIOS too, by removing that component. But didnt work as well.

    The weird thing i noticed too, is that the PC isnt freezing in safe mode. But the OS is freshly installed too.
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  9. kazurengan2 said:
    Well a refund is impossible. My pc is 6 years old now, i already tried to reset BIOS too, by removing that component. But didnt work as well.

    The weird thing i noticed too, is that the PC isnt freezing in safe mode. But the OS is freshly installed too.


    I was talking about the brand new RAM you were considering buying.

    Good. That suggests some sort of corruption. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows. This will be a bit tedious. Try performing a regular clean boot. You would then enable each item, one by one, restarting after each item is enabled.
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  10. All services being started are by microsoft. Its a fresh install after all.
    So what should i do?
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  11. kazurengan2 said:
    All services being started are by microsoft. Its a fresh install after all.
    So what should i do?


    Personally I would still try the RAM route. I haven't explored that off of paper so that would be what I would do. Freezing that is fixed by safe mode suggests a software issue. Can you run that memtest in safe mode?
    Reply to aquielisunari
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