Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope

Reseat is a term used to describe removing an expansion card or RAM from the computer and then putting it back into the same slot. This process is a common troubleshooting technique. It helps verify that a loosely connected device or connection is not causing your computer issues.


This term is also used to describe the process of disconnecting and connecting a cable to make sure it's firmly connected.

Expansion card, Hardware terms, RAM