Question about Medion M3 Composer 5200 PC Desktop
Do I assume someone gave you this computer, and you're trying to repair it? Haven't repaired any Medion desktop computers as of yet. Therefore specifications have been gleaned from the 'net.
The specs I have, state it uses a Pentium 4 that fits in an LGA 775 processor socket.
1) Eyelashes are approximately .003 thick in diameter.
( 3 thousandths)
2) Dried thermal paste
3) Not following Anti-Static Precautions.
The three things listed above = recipe for disaster.
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
You may not even see it, nor feel it.
Relieve your body of static BEFORE, reaching inside the Unplugged from power computer, plus before taking any hardware components out of their protective anti-static bags/boxes.
Computer unplugged from power, working on a table, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static.
Should you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.
Better method is to buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of the open computer case. (Unplugged from power)
[ESD = Electro Static Discharge. Here is one example of an ESD wrist strap,
Processor's are the most susceptible hardware component to Static shock.
Even though the Pentium 4 processor that fits in an LGA 775 processor socket, doesn't have exposed pins, the Processor can still receive static shock.
An LGA775 processor socket has the pins. The processor's that fit this processor socket, has the socket holes,
Have you pulled the processor, to see if there was any pin damage to the processor socket? There are 775 pins.
Could be someone before you, tried to remove the Heatsink from the Processor, and thermal glue was used instead of thermal paste.
If the Heatsink was stuck, and this person didn't know the correct procedures for removing a stuck (Glued) Heatsink, they may have yanked the Processor and Heatsink right out of the processor socket.
Could have yanked some of the pins right out of the processor socket.
Procedure generally used for thermal glue, is to gently heat the area with a hair dryer. The hair dryer is moved back, and forth, and not allowed to stay in one continuous spot. Then test, by gently trying to twist the Heatsink side to side. Still doesn't budge, gently heat some more)
Eyelash in-between the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, makes me think someone has removed the Heatsink before, and it wasn't from the factory. Could happen however, I grant you that.
Broken post on an LGA 775 processor mounting bracket, also means to me someone didn't know what they were doing.
If broken the bracket should have been replaced.
It is highly critical that the bottom of the Heatsink be perfectly clean, plus the top of the Processor's case, and fresh thermal paste be used. It is also highly critical that the Heatsink be mounted as flat as possible on top of the Processor.
One post broken, will let the springs of the other three posts put pressure, ensuing in the Heatsink being mounted in a c-ocked angle.
Even though it's an Intel processor (They take heat better than an AMD) it will only overheat so many times then it will burn up.
Don't suppose you have another computer that has a motherboard with an LGA 775 processor socket AND is compatible with that particular Pentium 4 you have?
(Time for a new keyboard. My comma just quit)
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
Your computer is overheating.
When the procesor reaches certain temperature, it shuts down by itself as a self protection.mechanism.
You must replace the heat release compound with a fresh one, and also clean the heatsink from lint.
That will do.
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