[Techtalk] no boot after replacing cpu cooler-- solved
carla at bratgrrl.com
Mon Jan 18 00:53:21 UTC 2010
Well I didn't want to go through the whole troubleshooting list, but I did,
all one at a time like a good geek:
-Swap in known good RAM
-Swap in known good PSU (tested under load with multimeter for extra
-Swap in known good CPU
-Reset CMOS between each step, though this should be unnecessary, and if a
mobo comes to life after resetting the CMOS most likely there is a defect
It's definitely a dead board. Under warranty, so we'll see how long it takes
ECS to do an RMA.
The old CPU and RAM work fine on a different board.
I also learned that my Thermaltake Smartpower 2.0 PSU has a front fan and a
rear fan, and the rear fan only comes on when temperatures reach a certain
level. I about had a heart attack when I plugged it in and the rear fan did
not spin! Moral: read the manual.
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