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ruined comp by cleaning. won't boot

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#1 goku559


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hi there my name is toly.

Yesterday I decided to clean my computer. I took out my ram to blow the dust off. I took off my cpu and My gpu.
When I installed everything back my computer did not want to boot anymore.

When I power up my computer my hard drive and disk drive light up. I can see my graphic card fan spinning but that's it

I'm getting no power to my cpu. Fan is not spinning and it's not heating up. No signal to monitor at all and keyboard mouse are dead.

The only part I think I screwed up while putting things back was that I accidently connected a 4 pin power cord into a random 4 pin slot. After I did that the power turned off and once I booted it up again the cpu fan stopped spinning. (Note:before this happend computer would still not boot at all. Only thing was cpu fan would actually spin).

So I've tried everything. I made sure everything is connected properly.

My computer is a bit old and I don't have much money to buy a new one. That same day before I cleaned my computer I ordered a new power supply unite. Another graphic card and 2 more gigs of ram.

My specs are.
Motherboard gigabyte ga-m57sli-s4.
Cpu amd Athlon 6 4x4
Ram corsair xms2 cm2x1024-60 4
Graphic card ge-force 8600gts.X2 (have 2 cards runninh)

I'm thinking I may have fried my motherboard.

If you guys think it's the motherboard could you guys suggest a new motherboard for me. One that will allow me to use my 2 graphic cards. 4 slots of my ram and same cpu. Also maybe a motherboard that would allow me to upgrade some stuff in the near future. And since I'm broke I can only purchase a motherboard off Amazon. Right now. All I have is a 500$ credit limite.

The only thing I use my computer for is to play world of war craft and to browse sites. If you guys could help me I would appreciate it so much. Thanks.

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#2 goku559

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:44 PM

Sorry the cpu is 64x2

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:53 PM

Those AMD processors are prone to having bent or broken pins due to incorrect removal or installation. It's important that installation proceeds slowly, carefully and vertically into the socket, and removed the same way.

I would first examine those pins under a good light with the aid of a magnifying glass before suspecting a blown MB.


Additionally double check that your RAM is correctly seated into the appropriate slots & your video cards.

Edited by saw101, 20 September 2014 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 04:23 PM

I checked that and everything looks fine. I'm still missing power to the cpu fan. The fan is plugged in aswell.

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