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Old 11-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VERY Weird -- After watching several videos I just cleaned the cpu fan and heat sinks on my two desktop computers: an Acer Aspire and an HP Pavilion. I cleaned off the old thermal , put new thermal adhesives on (as directed by Artic Silver) and installed the cpu and heat sink into both of my desktops. But neither computer will boot up. When the Acer is started the the fan immediately kicks into overdrive and I get a brief "no signal" box on my monitor. As well, basically that same thing is happening with the Pavilion either. It starts for a second, the power light goes out but the fan keep going and I get the "no signal" on the monitor.

Any help is appreciated.
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Make sure all connections are smug. Try reseating the CPU. Things like this can easily happen.
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Your heatsink/adhesive is may not be making contact with the CPU which is causing the CPU to overheat. Also make sure you connected the fan to the CPU fan connection on the motherboard.
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True, but after applying it, he says it does not turn on, period. It is not a heat issue right now.
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