I purchased a new power source for my tower PC only to find that the terminal on the back of it doesn't fit my tower frame.
So, I had to put the old power source back in. Only when I did hook everything back up the way it was I get a blank screen when turning the PC on? Nothing happens, no signal to the monitor at all, no matter what I do.
Now, I do need to mention that when I pulled the power source I didn't remove a tall heat sink over the CPU and therefore kind of bent slightly the heat sink. I have re-attached the heat sink since then inspecting the CPU for damage but did not find any.
Everything has been reattached as before including data cables to hard drives and still no signal to the monitor? I am currently using a library PC because I have no access on my personal PC. I therefore, will have to get any info you might want and get back to the library to post it. Ah!
In the mean time can anyone help with this issue? What might be happening here (or at home) and how do I fix it?
I have removed the motherboard battery for 60 seconds, nothing. I've attached only one hard drive, nothing. I've removed a host of components attached to the motherboard, nothing.
Could I have compromised the CPU and/or the motherboard?
Again, any help will be appreciated, thanks!
PS Also, if it comes to either the motherboard and/or CPU being damaged can anyone suggest a decent operating and priced motherboard that will take an i7 CPU (preferably having only one video card slot and as many other slots as possible)? I've posted this question HERE under System Building and Upgrading, suggestions for a new build can posted there. Thanks!
Edited by Johnz414, 19 November 2014 - 11:22 AM.