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Old 12-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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URGENT: Desktop Not Booting After Attempted Repair

Ok, I just convinced my mother to let me open up the family PC to clean out some of the dust, as it's not been done in ages.

I took the case off, took some dust off the case.

I then took off the CPU heatsink, and cleaned that, then screwed it back on, and closed the machine up again.

Now it wont work!

It powers up, but I just get a blank screen. It won't load the OS, and even the option to go into Safe Mode or my BIOS doesn't appear.

Mam has said that I have to pay for the repairs myself, so I'd appreciate it if anyone could think of what I could have done wrong.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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what did you clean it with, did you ground yourself beforehand, did you unplug something, did you break something off of the motherboard



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Old 12-23-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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I only unplugged the CPU fan, which I then put back in place and connected again..

I didn't really touch anything so I can't see how I could have broke anything off.

I grounded myself by touching the metal of the case every so often.

I cleaned it with the nozzle on my hoover. (Sucked the dust out)




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Old 12-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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Does it beep at all on startup?

You might need to reapply some thermal grease to the back of the CPU fan if you happened to clean it off accidently.


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Old 12-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #5
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Yeah, it does the bleep and the fan whurs on startup.

I'll see if I can get my hands on some Arctic Silver then...

How would that affect the booting though?




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Old 12-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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If the thermal conductivity between the CPU and the fan is not good, the CPU will overheat after running for just a short period, which could cause the symptoms you describe.

You mentioned it beeped. The number and pattern of the beeps have meaning.
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm


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Old 12-24-2008, 05:25 AM   #7
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Yeah, if you removed the heatsink, chances are that you'll have to reapply thermal grease. Make sure that you clean all of the old grease off with some strong (at least 70%) isopropyl alcohol before you reapply. I've also heard that you can use nail polish remover as well.


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Old 12-24-2008, 07:16 AM   #8
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whoa Marius! you don't have much luck do you! Apart from the TIM everyone is mentioning, I'd also look at resetting cmos , and also look at whether your mainboard has one of those case-tampering switches.

with Arctic silver etc, please follow their instructions: its often as little as 1/2 a grain of rice volume of paste on centre, or a just line across the CPU heatspreader.

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