04-17-2017 01:30 PM
Hello, I recently did a CPU upgrade on my z820. I have a few z820's of which I have done the same CPU upgrade without any issues. After I replaced the CPU, I put everything back together, plugged it in, and when it booted, it said it didnt detect any fans. I opened the computer back up, pushed the fan in more, plugged it back in, booted it up, and then nothing happened. I reset the CMOS, nothing. I pulled the CMOS battery, nothing. I put back in the old CPU, nothing. Now, as soon as I plug the power cable in, the machine turns on and puts the fans to full blast, and thats it. Anyone have any suggestions??
Thanks for the help!!
04-18-2017 02:01 PM
Sounds like the pins in the CPU socket may have been touched during the CPU upgrade? That or something isn't sitting quite right.
At that point, we just do a board replacement. Is it still in warranty?
Quality Engineer - Workstations & RGS
“iMaxx” FORMER VOODOO PC / HP LEGACY GAMING SERVICE MANAGER
04-18-2017 02:26 PM
Sadly its not under warranty otherwise I would have just ordered a new system board already. All the pins look fine to me though, I've reseated everything too. Is there anything I could do with the jumpers maybe? or does those not even matter since the system doesnt make it past post