Originally posted by beedubaya
Sorry to bother, but I need help,
This morning saw the death of my motherboard and CPU as it looks, I'm not sure if any additional parts were damaged. It happened when I was removing some cold cathode lights. When I turned the PC back on, it acted normal except i got no display from the graphics card. I turned it off, and that was the last time it turned on. Instead, the fans just wiggled a bit when I pressed the power switch. So I reseated the HSF on the CPU, and now I don't get any response at all when I press the power button on my PC.
I have 2 questions, first, how extensive do you think the damage to my parts is? I've stripped everything down to barebones to troubleshoot, and didn't get anywhere. Do you think this is just a mobo/CPU problem, or could it have taken other parts such as my graphics card and RAM with it? Please give me your opinions on this so I know what I can prepare to order.
The exact same thing happend with my old Gigabyte motherboard. pretty much, your mobo just decided to give you the finger. When my gigabyte motherboard told me to shove it, it wouldn't do ANYTHING when i pressed the power button. no lights, movement, noise, anything. Guess i'm just too late to tell you to RMA your mobo or something.
BTW, you'll go ecstatic with your new DFI one. I went through the roof with my LanParty- Best $130 i've ever spent. Rock solid, Sweet OC'ing, and a BIOS that could even beat out Chuck Norris!