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PC blank screen troubleshoot

If you have just moved house and find that your PC doesn't start up after the 'shake'. Fret not. Instead of sending it for a $20 troubleshoot, you can try troubleshooting it by yourself in 10 minutes. My PC has been cranky since moving house and one fine day upon booting the CPU, it gave a long beep sound with the monitor remaining blank (black). I was contemplating whether I should bring it for repair because re-plugging in of the cables and restarting did not help. However, my PC is already long past warranty. So I decided to give DIY a shot with nothing to lose. Ok, here we go. First look for the key screw, unscrew and slide off the back / side panel casing (depending on your PC model, mine is side). Long beep refers to problem with some cards or the hard disk. So check them out. I took out the memory module seated somewhere in the middle of the motherboard beneath the ribbons, dust it a little and put it back.  Putting it back is a little tricky because after slidin