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Mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

After about 2 years of operation PC stopped responding pwr.on command. After some manipulations I have casually noticed that it can start and works ok when CPU cooler clips are unlocked. When clips are locked only CPU and video fans are starting. When it was started with clips unlocked and than I lock clips, it hangs even in BIOS setup window. MB PCB became deformated by cooler (standard Intel box cooler for mpga478b CPU) retension mechanism and when clips are locked, PCB surface curved down about to 4mm. How can I fix the problem?

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

This is my first attempt at offering a solution so here goes.. what condition do the capacitors look in.. are they bulging slighlty at the top (venting) and is there any brown dis-coloration on them (you can get pictures of faulty ones off the internet)i have just recapped a jetaway board which had 13 out 16 faulty and this fixed the problems i was also thinking that after 2 yrs the cooling compound on the cpu and heatsink may have dried out rs components sell it the order code is 564-311 im sure youve tried all this but thought i'd mention it regards john

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

You can buy replacement capacitors loose or in kits at has a great how to guide to replce them. I have replaced a ton of these at work, it much cheaper than the $235 referbed boards Dell sells.

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

Replace the cpu heatsink and fan with a newer one.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Definitely a warped mobo - I had the same issue, the eraser solution worked a treat. Mine lasted 4 years before this happened, maybe I'll get another year or two

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

Hi Maxle. I can't offer a solution, but I would agree with Swobovike's assessment. You probably have a trace that has opened up when the board is deformed. I have the P4S8X which also failed to power up this week. (I suspect for a different reason - yes I tried unclipping the heat sink as well, but no luck) I wanted to comment that I have have the same deformation. (I thought that perhaps the mb base was touching the case on the underside).

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

I'm not sure what you mean by "deformated"? It sounds like you installed a new CPU cooling fan that was not designed for your CPU or MB. It is most likely that the retention clips are shorting out traces on or in the board, or surrounding caps or components. The only reasonable solution would be to get the correct CPU cooler for your motherboard. Do not try to run it w/o a cooler as it will damage the CPU.

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Re: mb doesn't start whith CPU (BOX) cooler clips locked

SON OF A GUN! I've gbeen fighting with this same issue for a few days, and had not been able to figure it out. I ran across your post here on a Google search today. This machine has not booted in a couple of days. Power lights come on, HDD spins up, bur no video, no beep codes, nothing. Prior to it not booting, I was getting random errors - from bad video card (beep code), bad ram, and ramdom shutdowns. Anyway, after reading your posts, I reached over, released the plastic tensioners for the heatsink, and it powered right up. My suggestion for this is just to replace the board - which is what I'm doing here. I could go through the time of testing and replacing capacitors, or trying to find damage on the mobo from the pressure imposed by the release clips. But, sometimes you have to look at time versus money. Mobos have come down quite a bit in price, and to me it's just not worth the time I would need to spend on what may or may not be a permanent fix. Thanks for the great info! Ken

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You can find the manual here at Gigabyte. The appendix lists this information about beep codes:


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So far all you have told me is an assumption. You ASSUME the Power Supply is OK.


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