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Topic Title: Startup Problem, Cracked chip? Can cracks be seen?
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Created On: 01/13/2004 10:18 PM
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 01/13/2004 10:18 PM
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zulu
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My mobo's power LED is on when system power is on but nothing else happens when I press my on/off button, the fan does not start, no visual not a sound. Is this a processor problem?
When I installed the fan I had not found AMD's wonderfull Adobe installation guide. With this lack of instruction I think I may have made a rather large mistake. I put the fan in by hooking one set of clips with the chip at an angle then folding it over untill flat, I did not apply much pressure to the chip but it may have been to much.
Does my computer not starting at all seem like a symptom of a cracked/damaged chip? Can you see cracks in chips or are they to minute to see.
The fan is facing the correct way.
Thanks for your time,
Jaxon
 01/13/2004 10:39 PM
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That is certainly a possibility, but it is not the first thing I would assume.

Try pulling memory and see if you get error beeps (you should). If not, you may have a bad board.

If you get error beeps when memory is removed, put it back in, reseat video, reset bios (pull batter for about 20 seconds) and then try again.

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