Is my CPU fried?
I have a Sony VAIO PCV-2234 and I tried something that now I consider very stupid. I tried swapping out the CPU chip in the VAIO to put in another machine (Dell) and switched it back...And all that happens on the VAIO is the power light blinks orange on the front of the machine. Everything else works, Mobo appears to work (power still getting to heatsink and case fans), HD's trying to fetch data but nothing happens with the CPU.
Funny thing is, when I swapped it back...It booted right up, I had to restart to plug in the mouse...then no signal to my monitor, and finally rebooted one more time to get a flashing orange light.
Will post pictures of CPU in a minute..