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replaced fans now computer locked

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by snowdoc15, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. snowdoc15

    snowdoc15 Thread Starter

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    I replaced the heat sink with fan and the other accessible fan and now the padlock light on the front of CPU where the power button is, is on and the computer will not boot up, or at least does not show anything on the screen. How does one unlock it?
     
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    If you still have the cover off,the case may have a safety override switch.
    Might try it with the cover on.
    Make sure the cooler has the proper connection.
    If it does not have the center speed sensing connection,
    it may cause a problem.
    Make sure no other connections got knocked loose while you were working in there.
     
  3. snowdoc15

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    I gave up and took it to the shop. Apparently I burned out the processor and they had a used one to replace it with for min. cost. Thanks
     
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