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#1 katesdad

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:30 AM

AMD64 ATHLONx2 .. here it is...The Kid took apart the computer box to vaccum the dust..Now when turned on get only black screen and you hear the fans ...Will turn on with main button on front but will not shut down with main button.. Restart button does nothing.. You have to use rear power switch to turn off...I believe when he vaccumed wires from switches may have came off and put on wrong.. A diagram of inside config for this wiring might help..There is 9 wires coming from switches.. [double "power sw"] [double "reset sw"] [double "HDD LED"] [single "power LED"] [single "power LED"] Need a diagram to show me where to put these wires properley...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

In order to provide the requested info for the front panel connectors we need to know the brand & model of the computer if it is a "branded" computer or the brand & model of the motherboard if it is a "custom built" computer.

As for the black screen issue ,

If it has a actual video card make sure it is seated in the slot properly.
Also make sure the memory sticks are seated properly .

Was the heatsink removed from the processor for the cleaning ?
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:36 PM

In order to provide the requested info for the front panel connectors we need to know the brand & model of the computer if it is a "branded" computer or the brand & model of the motherboard if it is a "custom built" computer.

As for the black screen issue ,

If it has a actual video card make sure it is seated in the slot properly.
Also make sure the memory sticks are seated properly .

Was the heatsink removed from the processor for the cleaning ?

E vector is what it says on front.. video card and memory sticks are seated properly & heatsink was not removed.. I traced wires from switches for turning on computer and then are correct...before the cleaning was done there was video... the restart button will not do anything ...katesdad

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:04 PM

If the unit has a onboard video connection ,as well as the add-in video card, remove the video card & try it with the onboard.

One other thing to do is open the case & inspect the motherboard.
You didn't say what kind of vacume was used but there is a possibility a capacitor or other components was banged with the vacune & damaged.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:03 PM

An electric vacuum cleaner isn't a good choice for cleaning out a computer. It can damage the components in the computer even if the computer is off.
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