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Check all the cables and connectors..

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Gateway gt5438 removed fan &heat shrink to clean, replaced now won't turn on.

When you removed the fan and heatsink (not heatshrink), did you remove the thermal paste from the bottom of the heatsink and the top of the processor? Also, when you reinstalled the fan and heatsink assembly, did you apply new thermal paste? If so, did you do so sparingly or did you gloop it all over the place? (This is one area in which more is definitely *not* better. You want to use the paste very sparingly as it is to help dissipate the heat and transfer it to the heatsink rather than try to be a heatsink itself.) Further, did you insure that you supported the motherboard from underneath when reattaching the fan and heatsink to insure that you did not crack the motherboard when locking it back down? Beyond this, did you reattach the fan power lead to the appropriate fan power plug on the motherboard?

Missing any of these details will potentially cause you problems and will cause the machine either to refuse to boot or to quickly go into a "thermal event" that causes a temperature-triggered shutdown so as to prevent damage to the machine. The caveat to this is that if you did not support the board when reinstalling and locking down the fan and heatsink assembly, then cracks in the motherboard could break power leads that would keep the machine from starting up. In that case, the only option you have is to buy a new motherboard.

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Sony vaio desktop

disconnect the adapter+battery and HOLD the power button by 30 seconds this remove any EDS. and then reconnect again, and try again.
If this doesnot resolve the problem, clean the contacts ram, in the male and female contacts with contacts cleaner.

God bless you

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I brought a ZT Desktop Computer from Wal-mart in 2006 my computer is missing a manual I need to replace a CPU fan I dont have a model # guide very disappointed no has been able to help me. I hope you...

I believe your system has an AMD phenom x3 8450 CPU and so you will need an AM2 heatsink and fan. This should be available on-line and at many computer stores. The existing heatsink and fan should be fixed by a clip and can be fairly easily removed. Make sure you have disconnected the power supply from the mains first.

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Hello all: Still have this problem. Anyone out there able to fix this problem? Sony VGN-NW160J 4 gig ram 340 gig HD Screen will not come on. Will not boot, cooling fan spins, and hard drives hums and...

remove the computer covers remove the memory from slot and clean the memory with clean soft clothalso remove the processor fan from the socket clean the surcace of the heatsink and the processor and apply thin layer of heatsink solventand fix the processor fan firmly on the processor socket

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Hello Sony RB30 w/ sdm-hx93 monitor. Approx. 7

Blond and Baffled, (CD), it's okay, I believe you have a common problem.

The computer sends a video signal to the monitor. The monitor is working fine. Hence - No Signal.

Monitor doesn't receive a video signal within a certain specified amount of time, it goes to a Power Save feature.

Just enough power is used, to keep certain components inside the monitor at a ready state. (When it gets a signal from the computer, the monitor turns back on)

The problem is the computer.

Most of the computers that come to my shop have failed because the inside of the computer, and it's power supply have never been cleaned, or VERY rarely.

[Plus one more problem, stated at the end of this solution]

It's understandable, as a computer repair shop charges a slightly hefty price to do this, (Not myself),
and it looks like a daunting task to most computer users.

It isn't.
The computer is unplugged from power, computer case is opened, and a can of compressed air for computers, is used to spray out the inside of the computer.
(Power supply also)

As dirt, dust, hair, carpet deodorizer, (And other material foreign to the inside of a computer), build up inside the computer, this is what transpires:

A) The cooling fan, and heatsink for the Processor, become clogged with the above mentioned foreign material.

(This is an example of an average Fan and Heatsink,

You can click on the images in the different views, to enlarge them)

In the link above the item that has many fins on it, is the Heatsink. The Heatsink sits under the fan.

The Heatsink functions like a radiator. The fins draw heat away from the Processor. (Processor not shown. The Heatsink is mounted to the top of Processor's case)

The fan draws air through those fins, which in turn draws the heat away from the Processor.

When the area in-between the fins is clogged with foreign material, plus the fan's blades, the cooling capacity drops tremendously.

This in turn allows the Processor to heat up.
The Processor has a certain thermal limit, and turns off when it becomes too hot.
It is a Fail Safe feature that is built-in. Keeps the Processor from burning up.

No processor running, no computer. Hence a No Signal to the monitor.

Solution 1, is to buy a can of compressed air for computers, unplug the computer from power, open the computer case, and clean the inside of the computer. (Also the power supply)

Should you like directions in how to do this properly, and if you need advice of how to open your computer case, please state so in a comment. (Believe top right of your page)

B) There is one more thing that transpires on a large percentage.
The Power Supply overheats also.

When the cooling fan of the Power Supply becomes caked with the above foreign material, it heats up. As the power supply heats up, tries to put out more power.
Heat = Wasted Energy

Also, there are Heatsinks inside the power supply that become clogged)

Eventually, the power supply components inside the power supply, fail.

Solution 2 is to replace the power supply.
If Solution 1 does not fix the problem, then I advise it's time to try Solution 2.

Should you need guidance to do this task, please reply in a comment.

(Tip: Once you rate a solution, you can no longer post a comment)

This link, states the specifications of the Sony Vaio RB30 Desktop PC,

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Sony Vaio PCG-K30 laptop does not work

By removing the heatsink and cleaning it, you may have wipe d the heat sink compund, or the heatsink is not well attached to the base and is not making full contact with the CPU.
Check for this two conditions, and correct them.
Everything should be fine.

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Gigabyte Prosessor Display Problem.

It may be an overheating issue. If so the processor is overheating, and turns off. This is a Fail Safe feature that's built-in. Keeps the processor from burning up. (The BIOS program turns the processor off, if the Negative value is not met for the processor)

Why is the processor overheating? Let's look at some things that can cause this.
1.The processor fan is not turning, or isn't turning as fast as it should.
Solution? Replace the processor fan. (RPM's are too low)

2.In-between the processor's top case, and the bottom of the heatsink, is Thermal Paste. Some call it Thermal Grease.
If this has dried out, it won't transfer the heat from the processor to the heatsink. The heat won't be blown away from the heatsink, because there is not heat.
Solution? Replace the thermal paste.

(There is also a thing called a Thermal Pad. These are usually White in color. These things are Junk! If you have one, remove it, {You may have to scrape glue residue off also}, and throw it away.
Clean the top of the processor case, and the bottom of the heatsink. Apply new, fresh, thermal paste)

3.The computer unit is dirty inside. The dirt/dust, etc, clogs the cooling system, and the hardware inside heats up. Processor included.
Solution? Buy a can of compressed air for computers. (Attach the plastic 'straw') Clean the heatsink, and fan. Clean out the inside of the computer also. Plus clean out the power supply.

There are two other issues also. I deal with these a lot in my computer shop.
The main issue of computer failure is power supply failure. It ranks at 70%. Electrolytic Capacitors start failing in the power supply. These 'Caps' make a weak voltage power rail, or rails.

Second issue is failing Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard.
The ones surrounding the processor, specifically. These 'Caps' are Voltage Regulators for the processor.

When capacitors inside the computer start failing, all kinds of issues will come up, that mimic software issues.

A dirty computer is one reason these 'Caps' fail before they should.
The second reason is Capacitor Plague

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it could be that
  • you got a virus that corrupted your hard disk or MBR (Master Boot Record)
  • your hard drive is dead
  • or your hard drive is corrupted
Try booting from a system disk (Windows XP CD, recovery CD or system floppy) and let me know what happens.

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How do I get the cover off the Sony VAIO FRV26 PC Notebook

to open an FRV26:
the cover at the top of the keyboard must be removed, take a small screwdriver and run it along the lower edge of the cover behind the top row of keys. there will be 4 small slots across the edge. each of these slots has a small latch which must be pushed in to lift the cover.

once the top cover is removed, there will be a small phillips screw visible at the top of the keyboard, remove it and lift the keyboard out of the way.

under the keyboard is an aluminum shield. there are about 10 small phillips screws holding it down, most around the edges, 2 are down in small tubes. once all screws are removed, lift the cover. the fans will be visible.

WARNING: do not loosen the 4 screws around the fan cover housing. if you loosen these and lift the fans out, the main chip will come with them and must be removed from the heatsink to reinstall.


Oct 26, 2007 | Sony VAIO FRV26 Notebook

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Hi, have you tried removing the CPU and using a Air Jet Spray can to clean all contact pins and pin holes? The problem sounds like a loose chip. So also check all on board chips are seated, including RAM chips. Air spray can be bought from most Computer stores. Goodluck mistyman

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