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Postby JayMasta » Sun Nov 10, 2002 7:28 am

the computer i have wasnt working, so i decided to check all of the connections, like you guys said, so i did, and when i got to the processor, i discovered that there was no heatsink on the botton of the cpu fan.

When i start the machine, all of the lights and fans start up, but nothing happens on the monitor. Could the fact that there is no heatsink be the problem, and if it is what do i need to do to fix the problem??

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Postby The Disturbance » Sun Nov 10, 2002 7:30 am

what are the specs of the computer?
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Postby JayMasta » Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:23 am

*Athlon XP 1800+
*Iwill XP 333
*512mb PC2700 DDR
*Radeon 9700 Pro
*80BG Martor QuietDrive
*Antec SX1040/w 420watt power supply

hope this helps
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Postby evasive » Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:24 am

Oh my. You didn't see any smoke or flames coming from the CPU?
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Postby JayMasta » Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:27 am

No smoke, no flames, it just doesnt do anything, fans lights, just no sounds or pictures. HELP!!!! arg
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Postby evasive » Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:45 am

Well if you have powered the system without any heatsink/fan on that AMD, chances are it's gone to processor heaven...
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Postby Aussie » Sun Nov 10, 2002 10:37 am

OK, I'll play the game.

the computer i have wasnt working


Would you like to give us some history of this computer please? Where did you get it from? Was it ever working? Did you ever SEE it working?

i discovered that there was no heatsink on the botton of the cpu fan.


So how was the CPU fan attached and to what was it attached? Or was it not attached at all? Are you sure that you know what a heatsink looks like?

Could the fact that there is no heatsink be the problem


Yes and no. The lack of a heatsink is only a secondary problem, now that you have powered it up the primary problem is the lack of a working processor.

what do i need to do to fix the problem??


Using all of my strength of will to take this seriously now. This is what you should do, examine the processor (that's the bit under the non existant heatsink that the fan was or wasn't attached to) to see if it it melted to the point of not being able to remove it. If it is melted to the point of not being able to remove it you will need to replace the motherboard and processor and, of course buy yourself a heatsink because you don't have one do you?

If, by some unexplainable act of God, the processor is not melted to the point of not being able to remove it carefully remove said processor and throw it over your shoulder. Then, at geat expense and risk, purchase another processor and insert it into the motherboard, being very careful to make sure that a heatsink is attached to the bottom of the CPU fan this time, and then turn on the computer.

If there is lots of sparks and smoke take it to the people "upstairs" and see if they can fix it. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


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