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No video signal

By pescadore7 ·
I have an HP Pavilion a1110n with a P4GV-LA motherboard that kept shutting down by itself. So, I removed the CPU fan and heatsink to clean it and the CPU (Celeron D 3.06 MHz) came out with it. When I re-inserted the CPU one of the pins got bent and eventually fell off. So, I got a new CPU exactly like the old one with same printing on top. It is now installed, but when I boot the machine, the fans and hard drive spin, but I get no beeps. The hard drive light stays on for a short time. Then I get a "no signal" message on the monitor. The only thing that has changed is the CPU chip. Does anyone know how I can get this thing to boot?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to No video signal

Start by turning off the power to the PC from the wall and remove the power lead from the PC. Remembering to ground yourself by getting into a position that will allow you to access the components without moving your feet and putting the back of your hand on the PSU after you have removed the PC's Cover. By not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge. Disconnect the 20-24 pin power connector from the motherboard. Reinsert the 20-24 pin power connector to the motherboard. Remove the Video Card and clean the golden edge of the card with a soft rubber, remembering not to touch the golden edge. Reinsert the card and see what happens.

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