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#1 anniegee

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:59 PM

Oh yes he did, he vacuumed it, now the fan runs like crazy and loud, but no pc action. any ideas? please...?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:30 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

You are not giving us much to go on here.
Can you be a little more specific as well as providing the make/model of the system.

Thanks!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the welcome and sorry for the lack of info. We were going to add memory, he took out the mem card to look at the pin line up, replaced it then use the vac to remove dust (not smart, I was wincing as he was doing). Its an Hpa1700n, w/athlon 64 X2. 250 GB hard driv. Hope that helps.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:53 PM

just hear the fan, no pc, no monitor and it won't turn off w/o unpluging. Nothing but a really loud super fast fan action happening.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

Hello and again welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I realize your reasons for panicking, I can actually read your mind. :wink:

I know this does not help any, but I as a staff member of BC often warn against our members using the household vacuum cleaner for cleaning dust out of a computer system.

There are TWO main reasons NOT to do this!

1. There is a HIGH risk of damage probability caused by static discharge, which takes place between the vacuum cleaner and the computer. You may not even see this take place, but the damage it does is notable when the computer no longer starts up afterwards.

2. There are jumpers located on motherboards that are placed on various pins to create circuits.
These jumpers and pins are positioned on the board so they can be moved, to create another circuit.

An example of a 3 pin jumper.

Pins are marked 1, 2 and 3.

If the jumper is on pins 1 and 2, this can put a circuit into the ON position.
If pins 2 and 3 are used, this could put the circuit into the OFF position.

The example above is NOT the only options available on those pins.

Some are voltage settings, position 1 and 2 could be 3 Volts.

Position 2 and 3 could be 5 volts.

If the jumper is missing all together, there would be NO power at all going to that circuit. It won't function at all.

If the suction is strong enough, these jumpers can be sucked right off their pins and into the vacuum cleaner!

Now you have the task of searching the motherboard for the missing jumper.
You'll need the motherboard manual and the section where the motherboard jumper settings are shown.

Lastly, make sure all connectors from the PSU are secure.

Good luck!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:22 PM

Does the system currently have the additional memory in it at this point?
If so, what happens if you take it out and basically put the system back to the original configuration.

Please dont ever let him use a vac on a computer. Its too powerful.
I use nothing but compressed air and a little car detail brush.

Try reseating all cables from both the device and motherboard side.
Also remove and reseat all cards that are in the system.
Remove and reseat all power leads including the ones on the motherboard.

Cross your fingers too. That can never hurt!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

Research assistant mode on.

Link to what I think is the web page for the motherboard in a HP Pavillion a1700n, click here.

Research assistant mode off.

Hope this helps. :wink:




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