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I decided to replace a loud heatsink/fan on my amd2100/asus a7v333, I removed the old heatsink, cleaned the old paste off with the artic silver cleaner stuff, everything seemed like its going ok.
When I was putting the new heatsink back on, the clip on it has the type where you put a screwdriver on and push down to fit the clip onto the plastic part around the processor. Well in this process, the screwdriver kinda..slipped and hit into the motherboard.

Nothing looks scraped or damaged, but now whenever I power the system on, the fans spin up, led on the motherboard lites up, but no post. I removed and reseated the processor and heatsink from the motherboard(and didnt hit the screwdriver to the motherboard this time), no difference. Ive tried clearing bios too, just incase, which did nothing ofcourse. I also removed the video card and memory from the mobo, and same results.

Sorry for the long post, more than I intended...but any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 12
Sorry man, you fried your motherboard. You can try resetting the bios and see if that does anything. If not better start looking on ebay.

http://search.ebay.com/asus-a7v333_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8
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It really sounds like you don't have your 4 pin power connector plugged in??? Did you check all of your power connections? If that's not the case then yeah fried motherboard...
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heh damn, thats pretty much what I was afraid of..thanks
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post #5 of 12
if your pc was off and the power wasnt in then its impossible to fry a motherboard

did you take the cpu out at all ?
might not be sitting right ( grounding issue will cause a pc not to turn on fully )
    
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Remove your ram and insert only one stick and see if it boots
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Shifty, your sig is obnoxious.

If there is no damage to the motherboard, then you couldn't have hurt it. Lol.

Reseat everything and make sure that the HSF is making contact with the CPU.
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get the c-mos battery out, press button..and put back the battery, see if that works...
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post #9 of 12
Have done this before myself with those clip on HSF and the screwdriver as slipped before and boom hit the mobo but nothing as ever went wrong.
Was you using a magnetic screwdriver? Its very rare indeed to injure the mobo like this but it can happen.
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Have done this before myself with those clip on HSF and the screwdriver as slipped before and boom hit the mobo but nothing as ever went wrong.
Was you using a magnetic screwdriver? Its very rare indeed to injure the mobo like this but it can happen.
Yeah, unless you gouged a huge hole in the motherboard, you're probably going to be okay. Even if you did knock a lead out or something you could get someone who's really good at soldering to repair it.

Something is wrong with the connections somewhere. I don't think this motherboard is dead.
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