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Turn on computer, no post

Hi, i have an acer aspire, everything was normal til the last time i tried to turn it on. i clicked it on, and i heard the fan come on, no hard drive activity, just the processor fan comes on. any suggestions? i opened it up and there is no light on the mother board.

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  • Major_canada Aug 08, 2008

    i thank you for the speedy reply, i was pretty much coming to the same conclusion. this is my first time to this site, and i found it quite interesting, when people call me on the phone, for computer advice, i'm going to refer eveyone to your site, and hopefully there will be times i can offer advice, have a good one all....

  • Major_canada Aug 15, 2008

    problem solved, had the power supply tested, pin 5 not working, changed power supply, started it up, got post beeps, but hung on "verifying dmi data pool", removed heatsink and processor, cleaned the old thermal compound off, replaced processor, a dab of thermal compound, replaced heatsink and clamps, plugged the fan in, powered up, got into bios, changed settings, rebooted, windows started, problem solved...



    i have talked to many friends that don't know the importance of thermal compound, don't run a processor without it, not even for a second. thanks all......

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Power to motherboard doesn't mean it still alive ...

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