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Just added H20-120 liquid cooling kit

By money520 ยท 7 replies
Sep 1, 2008
  1. My problem is my monitor won't display anything when I turn the computer on. The only thing I've done to the computer is I installed an H20-120 Compact liquid cooling kit. Now I don't know what's wrong, I have 2 graphics cards X1650 Pro and I can't get either one to work the computer powers on just no video. The power button won't shut the computer off either.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    The motherboard or processor may be damaged... Try resetting the CMOS, or as a last resort, install another power supply
  3. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    Obove post is accurate. When you Installed the cooling kit did you use any electronics (such as a drill) to install it. If so you may have shorcircuited your motherboard. It is also possible that you may have knocked something loose or you rmotherboard is not properly grounded. Check all the connections and screws for the motherboard.
  4. money520

    money520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I know if everything is or isn't grounded correctly How do I make sure the cooler is not being grounded.

    When I take the water block off the cpu and start the computer up I still get no display.
  5. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    When you install aftermarker coolers you have to be careful about how much tension you apply to the motherboard. You may have broken your board while putting on the water block.
  6. money520

    money520 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I tell everything seems to work just nothing is coming up on display and the power button won't turn the computer off. Where should I start? I'll try clearing the CMOS.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    "and the power button won't turn the computer off"

    This is a sure sign of motherboard damage
  8. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    Well the motherboard may be damaged yes, but this actually happened to me about two days ago and when i plugged in my computer (recently taken apart and put back together by me) it turned on and stayed on and the power button would not turn it off. I opened the case again and found that the motherboard was not grounded properly meaning i simply missed one of the screws (oops) and the board was sliiiiigghtly sideways. I tightened this screw down and it was all fixed.

    You either have a broken motherboard
    Loose connection somewhere after the cooling kit was installed
    Or your board is not grounded
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