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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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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,
 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.

There are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don't.

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