Cpu doesn't appear to function (Not even slightly warm)

October 2, 2012 at 11:22:07
Specs: Windows 7, amd athlon 64x2
I purchased a atx acer custom built a couple years ago the dvd player was dislodged and damaged during delivery......It sat idle for a couple years but I've recently tried to repair it....New dvd....The unit ran erratic and would crash often.....A computer tech stress tested it as well as swapped out the power supply and couldn't find the problem. The unit has been returned and now won't work at all.....All fans work...hard drive spins.....monitor shows blue screen with no connection stated....The cpu doesn't get the least bit warm. It's a AMD ATHLON 64x2 Mobo is MCP61SM and Ram is PC2-3200 512MB x 4 Any help would be appreciated to find the defective parts.....Thanks in advance....JT

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October 2, 2012 at 13:14:45
Check my # 2 here for some things to check that have happened to me:


There's also this:


Everything suggested may not apply to your situation.

Since you had it in a shop maybe they didn't get it put back together right Consider taking it back and telling them it was working better before they fixed it.

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October 2, 2012 at 13:23:20
The CPU won't get very warm if it has hardly any work to do (eg Windows not running and no applications running), so that doesn't necessarily indicate a CPU problem.

If monitor says "no signal" it could mean the graphics adapter has died and needs replacing.

Also, the hard drive may have failed. Test it to confirm. Use SeaTools for DOS.
On a working PC, download SeaTools for DOS from here: http://www.seagate.com/support/down...

Now install IMGBurn from here and with it create a CD from the SeaTools ISO file:

Boot your faulty PC from that CD and SeaTools will open (may take a few minutes).

You may have to go into BIOS Setup as set the CD drive as the first boot device if the PC doesn't boot from it.

The graphics adapter & hard drive may well be okay but testing them is all a necessary part of the troubleshooting process, otherwise you will get nowhere fast.

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