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Created On: 10/21/2004 04:23 AM
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 10/21/2004 04:23 AM
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I switched on my pc last night and it wouldnt boot, after trying desperately I open up the case and tested all the parts and finaly got to the CPU, now I've never seen what a blown cpu looks like so this is where I ask you, alond one side of the purple chip (its a 2000+ XP) is as black line with what looks like an absolute tiny blister, at the time i thought it might have been the conductive resin that comes with the original heatsink but then after looking harder and at different angles I found that when angling the light off the CPU I could see that the surface around the chip and other capacitors were shiny and all I did was pick the paste with my nail off the board, so is it the mo'board or CPU,

thanks for your help

 10/21/2004 05:44 AM
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Are you able to remove the processor and check the underside where the pins are?

Generally speaking, if there is damage - it will be most visible in that area.

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