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« on: August 11, 2010, 11:24:33 PM »

Ok so my brother was playing WoW and his computer kept turning off, so i opened the side panel and found a mountian of dust inside, so i decided to clean the computer out and then redo the thermal paste, and i took the heatsink off and the whole cpu came with it it was stuck on with the thermal paste with a bit of effort i got it off the heatsink with no dmg to the cpu i redid the thermal paste and tried to put the cpu back in and discouvered a few pins were bent slightly so i gently bent them back with a flathead screwdriver, i put the heatsink and fan on after putting the cpu on the mobo and then tried to boot it up...nothing. The computer does turbn on the fans are all turning and the computer acts the way it should however the screen stays blank and the hardrive (as far as i can tell) doesn't rev up i took another look at the computer and found i got over zealous with the thermal paste some of it made it's way into the cpu pin holes and some just outside of the cpu area onto the motherboard, my question is this. Can this be fixed? and if so, how? he's quite mad about this and i would like to fix this with as least cost as i can any other details needed can be given.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:38:12 AM »

If you got Thermal Paste under the CPU and pushed it into the CPU pin holes when pressing in the CPU chip there's a VERY good chance you fried the Motherboard and/or CPU chip.
Usaully a single drop of Thermal Paste in the center of the CPU (the TOP) is sufficient.
A HOT hair dryer will loosen some CPU chips that are glued to the Heatsink. (next time  Wink )
You can pull the Heatsink off again,pull the CPU off,clean off all the Paste,you will have to try and clean the CPU pin holes.
Get a can of Fellows Compressed air,a needle or something thin enough to fit the holes and try and clean as much as you can out using the air to blow out what you can.Don't get any on the motherboard.
After you get out what you can use a hairblower on the holes and dry it out as best you can.
Make sure its as dry as you think...
If after putting it all back together ( a single drop of paste) and it still doesn't work I'd say you need to replace your motherboard.
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