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Computer is on but Monitor has no signal.

by cdygrubbs / September 27, 2008 1:17 AM PDT

I just replaced the cpu fan on my computer. I had to take the motherboard out to get to it because the screwdriver kept slipping (Athlon Xp a462). I put everything back together exactly how I found it. Then, when I hit the power button my new fan starts spinning and everything sounds good but nothing show up on the monitor (says no signal). I know the monitor is good because it worked before I took everything apart.
I have already reseated the ram, and cpu, and checked voltage on the cmos battery (3v).
Did I kill my motherboard?
Thanks, All help appreciated.

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by cdygrubbs / September 27, 2008 1:19 AM PDT

By the way my specs are:
Pc Chips m825g
Athlon xp processor 1.67ghz

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Tell us about the heatsink compound.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 1:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Specs
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by cdygrubbs / September 27, 2008 4:55 AM PDT

The video cable is plugged in and there are NO beeps surprisingly.

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Tell us about the heatsink compound.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 4:57 AM PDT
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-> Tell us about the heatsink compound.

The video I shared showed how fast this CPU smokes if the heatsink isn't on proper. The big clue is "no beeps." In closing type BAD CAPS on for another cause.

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by cdygrubbs / September 27, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

There was not much heatsink compound on the old fan. On the new one there was plenty already applied. I'll have to take a look at the caps later. Thanks.

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