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Does both front and rear fans have to be running for pc to boot

Pc wont boot up

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  • smokeyutah11 May 15, 2009

    the rear fan is missing and takes a small 4 pin conector if it



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Yes all fans should be running on the start up of a computer. if not you may have several type of problems . 1.Bad or faulty power supply,bad or faulty connections to the components.Bad or faulty components. Usually a no start problem is related to some type of bad connections or faulty components. This unit should be looked at by a experience computer service technician to determine the type of problem. Hope this helps you with your problem.

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • stoneheaded May 16, 2009

    You are going to need someone to check this computer out for you. It does not sound operational. You must open up the box and see if any serious damage has been done due to overheating.Check the components near the cpu and around the nothbridge and southbridge areas. to see if any components look damaged or look changed in their physical condition. If you do not find damage that is easy to see, you will have to check the processor by removing the heatsink and fan. Open up the processor holder and check the processor and the holder for signs of broken pins or discoloration. You must use extreme caution doing this and use anti static straps to you body to prevent you from doing more damage to the processor through electrical static discharge.You must clean the processor and heatsink of thermal compound and see if any areas are showing damage, like black marks. If not clean the surface of both the processor and the heatsink with cotton swabs and isoproply alcohol. Do not clean the pin side of the processor or its socket. Use a can of compressed air to remove dust and debris from thes areas. Do not touch them with your hands. You can damage the processor or the holder if you do. After reapplying the thermal paste put the processor back into the clean socket. Do not use to much thermal paste just enough to cover the center of the processor and a litttle more so it will spread when you put the heatsink back on. Clean the surface of the heatsink and use the canned air to clear the heatsink and fan of dust and debris. Put the heatsink back on the processor.Make sure it is securly attached to the motherboard on all four corners. Also make sure it is not touching or sitting on other components in the direct area. Like capacitors or resistors, or other solid state devices like the voltage regulators. These components are all in this area. You must also check the condition of the northbridge and southbridge the same way to see if they need reapplication of the thermal compound. You should also clear the inside of the computer case of dust and debris with the compressed air.Try to look underneath the motherboard and make sure nothing is under the board that could be shorting it out. Use the compressed air to blow out the dust and debis that may be under the board.If all this sound over your head, you need to get help with testing and repairing your computer. Hope this helps you with your problem.



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