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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:08 AM

I opened up my families office computer and cleaned it out (we've had it for 3 years and never opened it) Afterwards I put the processor back in and the heatsink and put the cover back on. Now the computer will only turn on and the power light stays orange nothing comes up on the screen. I'll try to give more info g2g right now. Any suggestions will help.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 12:29 PM

Ok now to give more info. I opened up the computer to clean it out. I also took out the cpu and heatsink (bad idea?) to clean the heat sink out. After I blow all the dust out of the computer I put it back together and plugged everything back in. Now when I turn it on the light thats usually green that mean its on is orange and stays on like that. The weird thing is everything is starting fine, you can see/hear the hard drive and the optical drives start up, but there is no picture on the screen, and the screens light thats usually green when its on is orange. Any idea's?
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:21 PM

If you remove the heatsink from the processor you'll need to apply some new thermal paste before putting it back.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:26 PM

lol well turns out some cords just got loose when we were blowing air through it ( I guess thats what I get for useing a shop vac!)! I guess I need to apply paste because when I took the processor out of this computer to test it on that computer it wasn't sticking but there was some paste.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:48 PM

IF all that fales you might wan't to througly inspect the devices as you may have acidently fired them with satic discharge
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:45 AM

Don't remove anything when cleaning out the case - it just increases the chances that something can go wrong (such as a bit of dust lodged in one of the sockets).

Don't touch the case or it's insides with the air tool. Don't use a vacuum cleaner as they generate static electricity which can damage the components.

Clean off all of the old paste from the processor and the heat sink - then put a "smidgen" of new paste on it. Also, try this free utility to keep track of your temps: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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