|While cleaning my computer I accidentally got a bit of water spilled into it. Little bits of water got pretty much everywhere. I noticed a bit of water got into the CPU heat sink. At first my lack of knowledge thought that the heat sink was the CPU. Worried, I unscrewed the heat sink and pulled it off. I noticed at the same time I pulled off the CPU, without lifting the release lever. I blow it off to try and remove water and without even knowing about the lever i try to put it back in the slot. I missed, i bent a few pins. Not terribly though. With a mechanical pencil I was able to repair these pins to a fit position, however one of the pins broke off. After learning the heat sink and CPU were two separate objects i tried to pull it off, it was difficult but eventually i was able to wiggle it apart. After doing so I was able to easily place the CPU in the socket with the lever released, then pushing down the lever to lock the CPU into place. However, the computer does not turn on at all with the CPU in place. There is a fraction of a second power light on my GPU then all fails. It doesn't turn on. However, when I remove the CPU I notice that everything turns on: MB fans, GPU, Disk drives all function - but not when the CPU is in place. |
Does anyone know what the problem may be? Is it the CPU? or the MB? Could I replace the CPU with a new one? I'd like to know before I have to buy or build another computer.
Thanks for the help!
ATI HD 4850