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Help! Computer crash!

Literally I'm afraid. I've got a PC running WinXP and it *cough* literally crashed *hard* onto the floor and started beeping and making weird noises . So I opened it and found that the processor had, from the force of the crash, detached completely from the motherboard together with the fan. So I reattached everything and it started up fine BIOS running, etc when the power flickered off.

I tried to push the on button several times, power flickered off and then off within two-three seconds. So I opened it up again, checked that all the cables and everything was running. All fine and dandy. Then I reattched the thing and it started beeping, very loudly and very long, one after another. So I opened it up again and gently nudged the board, thinking something was not aligned right.

Closed it and the power was running smoothly and nicely, no beeping, *but* and here's the big but. No buzz from the hdds or the dvd-drive, and no picture on the monitor. Umm, what do I do? Is there anything I can do? Is there a way to determine if it's the mb or the cpu that's at fault? Has anyone experienced something similar?

Really grateful for any help offered.


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(NT) (NT) Bring it to a repair shop...

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New motherboard

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Well, I did fry my motherboard so I've bought a new one - and honestly I don't want to buy anything else if I can avoid it, this computer is not even a year old.


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