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post #1 of 24
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Yesterday my pc was working fine. I took the motherboard out so that I could remount my Big Typhoon because my temps were way to high and it was suggested that I probably made a mistake in mounting the Typhoon.

Long story short I remounted it and when I plugged everything back in nothing would show up on my monitor. I did not hear any beeps or anything.

My friend came over and we checked several things.

First I took my video card out and put his in. There was no change so I know its not my video card.

Then we tried his power supply with mine and there was no change so I know its not my power supply.

I tried various RAM configurations so I know its not my memory as well.

So that leaves my CPU and MB. I think maybe I scratched or banged my MB up alittle when putting it back in the case, but not badly b/c there is no visible marks. Like an idiot I did not use a anti static writst band doing this so I wonder if I just fried the MB some how.

Any ideas on how to find out which one of the two it is?

One thing I can say is it looks like the MB is getting full power. The Asus MB I have has asus writen on it and it lights up blue when getting power but turned off and when you turn it on it lights up red. That is functioning so I know it's at least getting power.
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post #2 of 24
did you put all the power cables on?
cuz even if the cpu was dead i think the mobo would still boot.
so it only leaves the cpu.
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post #3 of 24
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Yeah everything was pluged in just fine. I wish I could know for sure what is dead lol.

If it's my CPU would my MB in my sig support a new Q6600?
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post #4 of 24
did you reset the Cmos and jumpers ?
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post #5 of 24
Reset CMOS yet? It's worth a try.

Remove the battery from your motherboard and let it sit there for a moment.
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post #6 of 24
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Ya I moved the cmos jumper to reset it. Didn't try taking the battery out though. Do you really think that could change anything though? Because the settings I was using worked fine before I shut my computer down to take everything out.
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post #7 of 24
Those anti-static wrist band things are a joke. Really, there's the tinyest amount of static on your fingertips. Don't worry about that.

Have you tried checking the CPU socket for missing pins? This could be a factor.

Are the fans powering up properly? And lights coming on the motherboard? Did you remember the ATX 2 connector?
    
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post #8 of 24
if you take the battery out and move the jumper it resets everything.. Do that and see..
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sunburnti View Post
Ya I moved the cmos jumper to reset it. Didn't try taking the battery out though. Do you really think that could change anything though? Because the settings I was using worked fine before I shut my computer down to take everything out.
I never done the jumpers. I just take out the battery. Unplug the PSU before hand.
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post #10 of 24
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Yeop, every single thing turns on. All the fans, all the lights, everything. Except my monitor lol, the light just stays orange and IF it turns green it says "no signal"
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