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Old 06-03-2005, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey got a question

My friend wanted me to look at his computer i put an old er vid card i had into it.
now he also wanted me to upgrade his cpu and what not so he took the heatsink off now when he did that(the computer is proprietary)(sp?) so when he pulled the heat sink off it was thermal pasted to the heatsink and it ripped the cpu out of its socket without lifting the lock arm. I put it back in and everything but now his computer wont even start? could the cpu have been damaged when he ripped it out ? and if it wasnt that, what could be causing it to not start? yea its a basic newb question but hes sitting here and wants me to ask haha

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Old 06-03-2005, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check to see if he bent the pins on the CPU. Its probably damaged.

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Old 06-03-2005, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if the CPU is busted, your computer will still start... Try this:

take everything out of your MOBO except the RAM (everything)
then see if it starts. Slowly add more things like the CPU and the HD, and test if it starts again....
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ya, I accidently broke 2 pins of a CPU (a 486 luckily) and it still seemed to work fine.
so, umm, err yeah
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