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Windows 7: Powered up: no signal to monitor + clicking noise after driver install

06 Aug 2013   #11
PhilM1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok ive had a look and listen just now. Its definitley not the PSU. The sound is somewhere on the motherboard.

....i think its probably gone beyond my ability to fix so I may take it to a shop. If I do i'll report back what the problem was and the resolution.


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06 Aug 2013   #12
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yes mate the heatsink hanging would have maybe let the thermal compound from the die to it leak out or worse still lose any contact with at all so no cooling. I don't know it that particular core would have a thermal cut out so to prevent the thing from frying but it is a definite possibility as my own i5 3570K has likely been cooked by the cooler failing so being an older core????

I might suggest that you if you can take out the CPU and gently lift the lid off and take a look at what is inside it will look something lie in the pic you can add some thermal compound to the die in the centre and then if you can stick the heatsink lid back down (roughly will fit where I put the red line and then a small edge) - nothing to lose at this stage.
I STRONGLY discourage doing this. What you are recommending will destroy the CPU. Yes inspect the heatsink for good contact, even remove the heatsink and reapply the thermal paste, but never remove the heat spreader on top of the CPU. That is an act only insane overclockers do and nine times out of ten they end up literally ripping the CPU open thus destroying it. Another thing to note is if your CPU had a metallic thermal paste on it and it managed to melt down off of the CPU on to something else, it most likely would short it out. So that is something to look for.
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06 Aug 2013   #13
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Two things I'm not certain about after re-reading through this thread...
1. "Whats more is that the vga that goes into the motherboard is a 9 pin female end it seems so i cant even plug a wire into that as i don't have one."
Are you saying you can't plug in the power cord to the video card or that you can't plug your monitor into the video card?
2. "I feel stupid for not saying in the first place but the heat sink on CPU is actually hanging off ( it was before my current problem), the CPU has thermal paste on it and has been ok up to now."
Are you saying you used this computer while knowing no CPU heatsink was installed, or that it just fell off once and you put it back on?
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07 Aug 2013   #14
PhilM1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herqulees View Post
Two things I'm not certain about after re-reading through this thread...
1. "Whats more is that the vga that goes into the motherboard is a 9 pin female end it seems so i cant even plug a wire into that as i don't have one."
Are you saying you can't plug in the power cord to the video card or that you can't plug your monitor into the video card?
2. "I feel stupid for not saying in the first place but the heat sink on CPU is actually hanging off ( it was before my current problem), the CPU has thermal paste on it and has been ok up to now."
Are you saying you used this computer while knowing no CPU heatsink was installed, or that it just fell off once and you put it back on?
1: Originally I thought I couldnt get a signal from the computer to monitor because my graphics had been damaged. So I wanted to try the onboard graphics from the motherboard, but the vga socket on the motherboard is 9 pin male. So I need a female wire, which I dont have.

2: Yes I used this computer for a few weeks knowing the heatsink was actually hanging off.
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07 Aug 2013   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Phil did you try what I suggested at post#10 mate as you have nothing to lose . The VGA issue you could have sorted with an adaptor perhaps.
There is a similar shaped and configured socket on some older boards that the reason escapes me right now but it is not for graphics a far as I can remember so the VGA would not fit it in any case and it was not coloured blue.
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07 Aug 2013   #16
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhilM1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herqulees View Post
Two things I'm not certain about after re-reading through this thread...
1. "Whats more is that the vga that goes into the motherboard is a 9 pin female end it seems so i cant even plug a wire into that as i don't have one."
Are you saying you can't plug in the power cord to the video card or that you can't plug your monitor into the video card?
2. "I feel stupid for not saying in the first place but the heat sink on CPU is actually hanging off ( it was before my current problem), the CPU has thermal paste on it and has been ok up to now."
Are you saying you used this computer while knowing no CPU heatsink was installed, or that it just fell off once and you put it back on?
1: Originally I thought I couldnt get a signal from the computer to monitor because my graphics had been damaged. So I wanted to try the onboard graphics from the motherboard, but the vga socket on the motherboard is 9 pin male. So I need a female wire, which I dont have.

2: Yes I used this computer for a few weeks knowing the heatsink was actually hanging off.
1. That is a COM port, not a VGA port.
2. I can pretty much guarantee you fried the CPU, possibly took the motherboard with it.

And as I stated before ICit2lol what you are suggesting he do will do nothing but destroy the CPU for good. It may already be fried, but I still want to make it clear that what you are recommending will not diagnose or fix anything it will only make issues worse. Removing a CPUs heat spreader will destroy a CPU, it is glued to the top of the core, if you remove it you rip the core off with it.
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07 Aug 2013   #17
PhilM1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok thanks herqulees.

Im resolved to take the computer to a local technician. Ill post up what the outcome is for all who might be interested.
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07 Aug 2013   #18
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhilM1 View Post
Ok thanks herqulees.

Im resolved to take the computer to a local technician. Ill post up what the outcome is for all who might be interested.
No problem, maybe refer them to a link to this thread if they are interested in reading through everything we've already tried, has helped me when fixing peoples computers before.
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07 Aug 2013   #19
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just gonna say this in here real quick, ICit2lol you sent me a PM but I can't reply, it says you have private messages blocked.
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