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ejay563

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Hi,

The fan on my heatsink was starting to go dead, so I pulled out the heatsink to put in a new one. Wehn I pulled the heatsink out, the processor was stuck on the bottom of the heatsink with thermal compound. I took it off, and put in the other heatsink. Now when I turn on the computer, the hard drive spins, but nothing appears on the monitor. Any ideas to what is going on?

comp specs:
Dell Dimension 2300
Intel celeron 1.7ghz (socket 478)
Mobo: ??? like they'd tell you.

I thnk that's all the info you need, if you need more let me know.

Thanks so much for your help.

ERik
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Wow, you played with your dell that is really dicing with death there im surprised that the cpu wasnt soldered to the board. I would check all your connections if you are playing around inside the pc you can occasionaly nock something loose.
Although the uber computer geeks will help you more with real advice i always like to check the obvious by making sure everything has been reconnected properly.
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Yep, everything's connected, and still, nothing. I've done this before, so i don't know why this happened this time. Any other ideas?
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Most obvious is you have damaged the cpu its a possibility, but im afraid i cant think of anything that isnt drastic. Do you get any error noises/beeps from the motherboard?
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No, thereare no error noises from the motherboard. Would a damaged cpu stop video output tho? One would think that the mortherboard would put out some kind of an error messageon the screen?
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so i assume the CPU fan is dead....am i right?

reseat your ram, and make sure your CPU fan (if it isnt running) is plugged into the mobo.

and did you apply more thermal compound? some heatsink/fan combos come with it on, some dont..
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