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Screen won't turn on

By Masterofdarknes
Oct 15, 2008
  1. Well I have this laptop and it turns on the fan starts to spin(sometimes stops or it keeps running) And the screen is just totally black. The DVD Drive also makes this clicking sound, what's wrong with, the graphics card?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Masterofdarknes

    Masterofdarknes TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried those with no luck :(, I did open the computer last night, to find under the Thermal Cooling Assembly that the grayish goo shiz that covers the CPU has melted away, is that a problem?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well in that above tutorial was a link on Howto re-thermal paste your CPU
     
  5. Masterofdarknes

    Masterofdarknes TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea I did all that before, I thought it was only for switching CPU, I clicked on my model and stuff. Do you think that would fix it?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say unlikely ( :( ) But it's worth a go :) (ie possibly)
     
  7. Masterofdarknes

    Masterofdarknes TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I still don't understand what I need to put on the Assembly Thing, and now the fan stops after it turns on.
    AMD:
    Arctic Silver 5 Instructions for a Large Exposed Single Core AMD CPU:
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    HeatSink compound

    And the Laptop or Desktop is the same process

    Clean (use isoprophyl alcohol ideally)
    Apply thermal paste
    Refit HeatSink

    And remove all dust in the process
     
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