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PC will not boot, get power signal but will not start

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i needed to remove my secondary HDD because it was faulty.  Did that, but after re-booting the pc would not recognize the primary master (even though i never changed the cabling or the jumper settings).  it would not recognize it in the bios either.  So, i reseated everything but while doing that i accidently pulled out and stripped the IDE(?) cable for the USB 2.0 ports on the front of the case.  Are these replacement cables widely available?  I don't know if this is specifically causing the problem but now when i press the power button on the front of the case it doesn't even attempt to start, no fan, no beeps, nothing.  it just sits there.  i know its getting power because the power LED light on the MOBO is lit.  And the wattage is correct.  Any help?
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by:Callandor
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Remove the stripped cable completely to see if the system will boot.  As for your hard drives, if the master is a Western Digital, it will require the jumper to be on single, versus master with a slave.
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Still nothing.  I changed the HDD but can't test to see if it worked since the system doesn't boot.
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The power supply fan doesn't even come on?  Waht do you mean stripped?
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the prongs on the end of the USB connection cable came loose from the IDE cable that connects to the MOBO.
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alright i can get it to boot.  the cable that i was talking about (what is this called as i need a replacement) that connects the power button to the MOBO was stripped/loose.
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It's a USB header bracket cable: http://www.tadara.com/items-id=8202.htm
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