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Blast it out with an air compressor.
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Has anyone tried cleaning a socket with acetone? my friend told me to use a toothbrush and acetone to get the paste out.

He says if my thermal compound is electrically non conductive, then something is just blocking the pins
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Edited by edalbkrad - 10/21/11 at 9:46am
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I use toothpicks to get the thermal paste out of the socket.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger;12898969 
Well since the paste is non conductive and if there were enough in there then one or more of the pins wouldn't get a good connection. That could be a problem. Do you have a small vacuum like the dentist uses? Or maybe duck tape a very small hose to your vacuum and try sucking it out. Dang that really sucks.

I find your post to be very ironic and funny. lachen.gif
   
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I removed everything and the board beeps continously as it always does when there is no ram attached. Is this a sign that the mobo is not broken?
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Edited by edalbkrad - 10/21/11 at 9:47am
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Firstly, don't use acetone anywhere on the board. Acetone will eat away most plastics and adhesives.


LuKrype sounds like he's had experience with this. Sounds like it might be worth a try.
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I removed everything and the board beeps continously as it always does when there is no ram attached. Is this a sign that the mobo is not broken?

If the CPU is still on, then you do have some progress: the beeps are just your motherboard complaining that there is no RAM and so on. It means that your CPU is working, put everything back in and if you past POST your CPU should be fine.
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post #18 of 23
if its non conductive ,its non conductive

i have the tim that came with my BTF-90 and its still stuck in my socket my pc runs fine except i shorted the usb ports in the back...
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Originally Posted by ArchLinuxFTW;12908010 
If the CPU is still on, then you do have some progress: the beeps are just your motherboard complaining that there is no RAM and so on. It means that your CPU is working, put everything back in and if you past POST your CPU should be fine.

I put 1 stick of ram, gpu, and hdd with OS but it doesnt post after turning on.
The hsf/cpu was a bit warmer when I turned it off after a minute. That mean the cpu is working?
so I have to change motherboard?

I only have enough cash to replace one part. Either CPU or board so I must make sure which is broken
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yeah just bath all the pins in alcohol.
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