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Bad Husband Broke Puter, Won't Start.

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#1 Mitch_E


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:15 AM

Hello everyone, I am Mitch, Judi_e's husband that many of you have heard about. She finally got tired of fixing my computer and has decreed that I must do these things on my own. So here I am. I tried to add a third hard drive to my computer and had to remove the CPU in order to do so. It wouldn't boot up. It seems that either I or Judi bent one of the power pins on the cpu (it was a corner pin and bent away from all other pins). Judi tried to bend it back but it still won't boot. I don't even get the system check beeps that you normally get when first hitting the power button. You get power, the amber light powers up and the fan runs but otherwise, nada, nothing. I have some specs here for my computer with some minor upgrades. A cd writer/dvd player drive, more ram and a second 120 gig hard drive have been added without any trouble. I was told to ask if there is a way to test the processor without buying a new one, or a way to test the motherboard. Please hurry as Judi is afraid that I am one click away from killing her computer next.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:00 AM

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You can take the CPU to a local shop (not a big box store) and they could test it for you. That would be the the best way. When you get down to the mobo and CPU, the only real way to test them is substitution. Are you sure the orientation of the chip is correct to the socket? Did you clean off the heatsink and CPU and apply new thermal compound? A tip on installing drives, in many cases you can remove the front bezel and slide them in through the front

"It seems that either I or Judi bent one of the power pins on the cpu "
No fair trying to shift the blame, take your medicine like a man :thumbsup:

Edited by garmanma, 03 January 2008 - 11:00 AM.

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#3 lowtek_otc


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:14 AM

You had to remove the CPU to add a HDD? Big heat sync or fan on it or something?

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:27 AM

Yep, I was putting the HD in one of the floppy slots.

Ended up buying a new CPU, motherboard, RAM and power supply.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:19 AM

I'm glad all ended well :thumbsup:

Ended up buying a new CPU, motherboard, RAM and power supply.

You forgot the part about also taking Judi to dinner, a movie, by the jewelry counter at the mall, and washing dishes for a month. Welcome to the "Men's club." :flowers:

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:25 AM

washing dishes for a MONTH,,,,, damn, she conned me again, my better half sed 6
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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