Laptop will not boot at all.

August 1, 2009 at 08:48:59
Specs: Windows XP

I hope that you can help me on this

I have tried to fix my (ageing, 6yr old) laptop and it was slow and load. Easy clean the fans out and format.

Well I thought I would back up tackle the loudness first as if I broke it (current condition) then at least I have the data.

Now I took it apart found the fan assembly undid the screws and it seemed pretty stiff and managed to pull it out. Then to my horror I realised that I had just pulled out the processor as well :S

Now when I try to boot it, after cleaning and putting it back together, It will not show anything on the screen.
It will spin up the HD, CD drive but that's about it. They stop spinning and then the system just sits there.

My one thing left to try was to change the cmos battery as it may help get to the bios. As is it is a brick

So any other ideas or if its worth to try changing the cmos to get it working. The cmos i worked out is on the bottom of the motherboard, great fun :D

ps sorry if this is in the wrong place

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August 1, 2009 at 10:19:39
There is no easy way to diagnose what part isn't doing its job. You would need another laptop like yours to compare hardware. Assuming the processor is fine, the motherboard could be an issue. I had a similar experience and decided to donate the (proprietary) parts sans hard disk.

But if it booted previously, the battery won't help you (most but not all systems will boot with out a battery).

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August 1, 2009 at 10:21:20
When you re-installed the CPU did you :

A: Earth yourself

B: Use thermal paste on the Heatsink

Sounds like CPU dead !!!

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August 1, 2009 at 10:54:19
A: no as I didn't know that the bit contained the cpu.
It came out with the 2 fans and heat sinks and everything. It was all attached together.
Also I wasn't earthed when I put it back in.

B: explained in A) so....

and final comment err dam I was thinking it may be that but o well **** happens as they say.

Thanks for help but i think that its pretty much dead.

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