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Computer Not working After Taking It apart & Putting It Back


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I have taken apart my Dell Deminsion 2400 and put it back together but now it's not working! I checked all of the wires and made sure all the components were in place. But when I was putting my processor back in I bent one of the little gold things that was on the processor! Am I srcrewed? Is that bent thing causing the problem? If so can I fix it or get a new processor (It wasnt a good processor only a Pentium 4) I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well that was clever wasn't it? Dare I ask why you took it apart in the first place?

Yes, the bent pin is the cause of the problem. If you can get a small enough screwdriver or other device in there you should be able to straighten it out. Be careful not to pull it right off as that will render the processor useless.
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thanx so much that really sucks ill be able to fix it if not its just a pentium 4 prossecor, its not that much.

and... i took apart the computer because i knew how to and i was board so ya thanx.
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My favorite quote,
"if it ain`t broke, don`t fix it."

The best way to fix a bent pin is with a .5mm mechanical pencil, it has the perfect circumferences for the pin. Though be sure there is no lead in the pencil, shove a pin up there to double check that there is nothing there. It really works well. Next time if you bend a pin don`t shove it into the motherboard till it`s straightened out as you might wreck the motherboard.
James

Edited by james_8970, 14 July 2007 - 01:23 PM.

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It wasnt a good processor only a Pentium 4

HEY! What's wrong with a Pentium 4? Mine rocks! :whistling:
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