Im a junior in high school and I'm halfway through a yearlong IT class and at the end I'll go take the A+ exam.
okay now that that is out of the way
I'll try and make a long story short.
My house caught on fire.
The computer was not touched.
I'm 99 percent sure that it didn't get touched by water either. (the firefighters brought it out right away.
I moved into my new house about a week later and hooked up the computer and used it.
It worked....but not that well....it was running slow...It took forever just to load up the Internet explorer. There was a slight smell coming from the computer.
I took the computer apart.
I opened the case.
I cleared the case...starting with the cables...then the hard and optical drives...then the heat sink....then the motherboard....I cleaned out all the dust out of the case, off the motherboard, off all the drives and the power supply.
I did it right.
I put the board back in the case.
I took out the CPU cleaned off the old thermal gel on it and the heatsink (which was really nasty) with 91% isopropyl alcohol (It's just what i was trained to do) and earlier that day i bought thermal gel for like 3 bucks at Radio Shack. I put the CPU back in its ZIF socket. I applied the T-Gel to the heat sink and the CPU. Then put the heatsink back on very carfully. No T-Gel oozed out.
I put everything back in. I attached everythink in the right places. Started using the computer...everything worked right. It's been running amazing for 2 1/2 - 3 weeks now.
Now....to the problem.
The last 3 days I would be using the computer for a little while and randomly...the screen will show me just a blur....Kinda like tv snow but it doesn't move (I forgot to mention that I just use my integrated VGA which is nvidia G-Force...I'm not sure why there is no heatsink over the GPU...its never been an issue before). and from that point i cant do anything. so unplug the computer...
after the last time it happened i tried to start the computer.... and the power supply and fan start up... but the monitor, mouse, and keyboard does not.
-I made sure all my periphals work by testing them on my labtop and they do.
-I made sure everything was plugged in right and everything was.
-It didn't look like there was a problem with any connections on the mother board.
Now after that big long explanation...
What do you think is wrong?
What do you suggest I do?
You don't have to dumb down the explanation too bad...
All and any help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by iamsoretarded23, 18 December 2008 - 06:53 PM.