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troubleshooting my PC that wont turn on


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ROO123

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hi, i opened my old PC t and took out the processor just to look at it and learn how the processor is held in place. since putting the CPU back in my computer wont start. when i push the power button the fron lights come on, the CPU fan spin as well as the PSU fan, also my CD drive makes a bit of a noise ive not niticed before. can anyone help me get the PC running properly again?
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Take your PC down to your local PC repair shop, tell them when happened, and let them fix it. Basically, It sounds like you destroyed your CPU when you took it out.

Some kind words of advice, don't take anything out of your PC unless you know what you're doing. Little parts like that are very easy to destroy without the proper knowledge.
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is the CPU affected by ESD then? im not that worried as the PC was for me to explorer while i do the course im on i just thought the problem might be something easy to fix.
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It could be that, or perhaps a broken, bent, or missing pin on the CPU now. My advice would be to go to your local computer center (staples even), and get one of those grounding cables that you attatch to your wrist, and use it when dealing with the insides of a computer.
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Was there any type of thermo paste/grease/tape between the cpu and the heatsink, if so, did you replace it. If not, you could have overheated and damaged the cpu.

Something else to check, reopen the case and make sure all cards and cables are connected properly. Sometimes moving things around to access parts can knock things loose.
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Has the processor been replaced in the same position as it was in before? Depends on the processor ... sometimes there is a pin missing at one corner to guide you, sometimes a symbol, sometimes a small cut-out at one corner. If the processor socket is a ZIF socket, has the lever at the side been pushed down and locked in place properly? Also, check for missing, broken or bent pins as mentioned by Nerelda.
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ill check the pins, but ive checked the cable, expansion cards and the processor has gone back in right
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Hi,

Can you get into bios?

Rick
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