I really messed up this time....

b16lack

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Well the other day I decided to get rid of all the dust that was in the fan and heatsink sitting on top of the cpu... so I take it off and get the dust out then put it back on again... thinking about it I did use a fair amount of force.. well, those things are hard to get on. Anyway now when I try to turn the computer on the only thing that happens is the cpu fan turns. aaagghhh. Where do I start?

Cheers!

Matt
 

b16lack

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I took the heatsink off with the fan still attached to it... didnt take the fan off. Dust was between the two, got it out with a pointy thing.
 

over_c

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If you didn't reinstall your heat sink and fan properly, the CPU will overheat very quickly and the thermal protection will shut it down almost immediately.
 

lonelypauly

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Did you hear a crunching sound as you put the HSF back on?

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Your sig is just... ... ...

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Maybe not try applying the compound and then try it again. I don't know what kind of protection it has but my understanding is that it shuts down if it overheats, hopefully this is the case.
 

slvr_phoenix

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1) What CPU is it?
2) Did you scrape the CPU with the "pointy thing"?
3) Did any of the dust look like a thin coating of dry black paint or grey/white squidgy goop?

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