have you tried booting before or did you just get it and install cooler straight away, i mean is this a completely new build? or just adding new cooler at the time,
nevermind after re-reading i assume you bought the whole thing together new mobo is the only way to go i'm afraid, again unless of course you never turned it on before this, meaning it was/maybe dead on arrival
I've had it for about a month, I was annoyed by the heat and the noise of the Intel stock cooler, so I decided water cooling would be the way. I'm a bit clumsy due to the fact that I've been born with out motor function. But my love and interest in hardware and my optimistic nature made me take the challenge.
I know you all must be thinking, "What an idiot". And I can only agree.
Is there no way to save the current MOBO? I can't change it myself, no motor function = another broken MOBO.
I'm thinking how unfortunate, is there a local PC shop in your area that can verify the motherboard is the problem? Are you sure everything is properly connected especially the power cables to the motherboard? Can you list the specs of your system, so we can see what your working with.
i would call the mb vendor and tell them of your accident and issue. you may want to talk to a level 2 or 3 customer support rep.
most times they can and will for a one time good faith replace parts. I seen apple replace a cd-rom drive that kids had jammed a peanut butter and fluff sandwich into it. I would also see if there a local shop that will do the work for you pro bono. try contacting you town local agents see if they know of any people that can help.
I'm living in a very small town and I actually had to ship the PC from another country. So there doesn't really exists any PC shop close to me. I've ensured that every cable was in the right spot. Everything was on. Still my mouse and keyboard didn't turn on and the screen didn't show any picture.
I don't think simply scraping a heatsink against a motherboard would do anything anyway unless you cut a circuit or knocked something off. Most of the vital parts should be protected against such likely common occurrences.
Call the manufacturer and tell them you installed a new HSF and your motherboard will no longer post. They may have some suggestions. It's possible you had a faulty board and it just went out right when you installed the new HSF.
Thanks for all your replies it really means a lot to me! I found out the backplate was too tight, it made the MOBO act strange somehow. Now the new CPU cooler is installed, not very good though, but at least it works now! Thanks again!