Asus wont boot

Asus G1s-a1 notebook
July 24, 2009 at 22:54:35
Specs: Win XP Pro / Win Vis, E6300 / 2 GB
I recently took apart my Asus G1S laptop and replaced the thermal paste and cleaned out all the dust, but when I put it together and turned it on it wouldn't POST. I took apart again and made sure everything was plugged in and it all looked good. Anyone have an idea on what the problem is?

Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo
G.Skill 2GB DDR26400
Sapphire Radeon X1900XT
Seagate 320GB HDD
WD 80GB HDD
Windows XP Professional / Windows Vista


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#1
July 25, 2009 at 01:24:30
Just curious to why you took it apart in the first place. It could be a number of things that is wrong with it since you took it all apart. Could be something simple like there is a piece of metal touching the motherboard and it's making it not post. If it was working before you took it apart then you'll have to re trace your steps unfortunately.

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#2
July 25, 2009 at 05:40:14
I took it apart because it was having lots of heat issues. I actually do this a lot with pretty much all my laptops so im pretty familiar with the internals of the laptop. I was also thinking that it could be metal touching the motherboard so I completely stripped it down and set it on a non metal surface and tried to boot but it still didnt work.

Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo
G.Skill 2GB DDR26400
Sapphire Radeon X1900XT
Seagate 320GB HDD
WD 80GB HDD
Windows XP Professional / Windows Vista


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#3
July 25, 2009 at 07:44:16
Normally all you need to do is blow the dust out. Thermal paste doesn't go bad. I don't understand why people insist on removing the heatsink & installing a "fresh" layer. But since you did, are you sure you did it correctly? Just a tiny, thin line down the center of the CPU, running in-line with the cores, not perpendicular to them?

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#4
July 25, 2009 at 13:16:22
Well I don't believe it goes bad, I just think it's crap to start off
with. By replacing the thermal paste on my first Asus the fan
did not have to work as hard. I am going to recheck the
heatsinks to make sure I didn't over do the thermal paste.

EDIT:

I did take off the heatsinks and I put too much thermal paste on the CPU and GPU. The CPU looked fine because it doesn't look like that too much thermal paste would effect it. The GPU however did have paste on the small resistors on the chips. I normally use MX-2 so I wasn't thinking when I put so much thermal paste. The kind of I used was some Best Buy crap. I cleaned off all the excess thermal paste, but this did not seem to fix the problem. Is there any hope of a recovery or does this seem like a fried GPU?


Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo
G.Skill 2GB DDR26400
Sapphire Radeon X1900XT
Seagate 320GB HDD
WD 80GB HDD
Windows XP Professional / Windows Vista


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