Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope

Reseat describes removing an expansion card or RAM (random-access memory) 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 also describes disconnecting and connecting a cable to make sure it's firmly connected.

Expansion card, Hardware terms, RAM