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MSI K8N Neo wont boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blkbeltolson, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. blkbeltolson

    blkbeltolson Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2007
    This was a fully functioning computer(Athlon64 3400+), until I pulled the CPU out to due to it running hot from too much much thermal compound. All I did was take the CPU out and clean all the crap off of it, put another thin layer of compound on, and put it back in. Now when it starts its hanging. According to the D-Bracket led's it says its hanging on the keyboard controller error. But if you watch the lights from start up, the very first thing it checks is the processor, it passes that and moves to the next check wich according to the book is the "early chipset detection" and that is where it gets stuck, except its saying keyboard controller error. Ive tried Resetting Ram, Video, Even tried removing all hardware what so ever, and still same thing. Tried resetting the CPU multiple times, same thing. Tried clearing Cmos, nothing. I'm thinking maybe the CPU got damaged, due to the fact that a small dot of compound got on 2 of the pins. I cleaned them off with alchohol and a real small brush. Any Ideas? Otherwise I'm going to have to order another MB and CPU cause I dont know what else it could be.


    Hound : no, this isnt the same computer as my last post. I am posting from that PC.

    Also, There are no beeps UNTIL I unplug the power, or hold the power button. When it shuts off, I hear a little Chirp, not a beep, but a chirp.
  2. The Hound

    The Hound

    May 27, 2007
    You just knew I'd ask...

    Try unplugging the keyboard, booting up, and plugging the keyboard back in.
  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    When you pulled the CPU chip out of the motherboard and cleaned it Were you grounded properly or did you just handle the chip with your bare hands?

    Either way the pins on the bottom got touched and the CPU chip being a static-sensitive as it is probably got damaged by static-electricity and some of the inner traces which are CMOS material have been pitted and this causes the CPU to work erratically.

    Actually I have never heard of thermal overheating due to too much thermal compound being on the CPU and heatsink but if there was too much there it apparently is not the first time this has been taken apart. Companies that build these units are so cost conscious they will only put just the right amount on every time and if there was too much on it their QC would have caught it.

    I think your CPU processor is on the way out.
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