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Old 09-10-2004, 03:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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okay, I decided to remove the old thermal compound, and clean up the CPU and heatsync. After doing that, I reapplied new thermal compound and turned my computer on.

The CPU fan now stays on, and it seems like the computer is staying running fine. BUT, it won't post. I tried hooking up a keyboard and hitting "delete" to try to get into bios but that didn't work either.

I reset the jumpers again.

Also, I noticed that when I turned on the computer with the keyboard plugged in the 3 lights in the upper right (caps lock, num lock, and f lock) are flashing. All 3 flash green, then all 3 turn off, then all 3 flash green, etc... Does anyone know what that means?

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Old 09-10-2004, 04:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i new it was a heat problem but now it sounds like a mobo problem

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Old 09-12-2004, 12:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I doubt it is the mobo... brand new out of the box

WELL!!! I have given up.
I took it to a computer place and payed them $50 to mess with it and figure it out, it has been taking up way too much of my time and I just can't stand working on it any longer.

so, in conclusion $50 < the time I spend not working on my computer

I will come back and post whatever the problem was if/when my computer is diagnosed and fixed

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