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I think I broke it?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
a b D Laptop
August 6, 2009 11:45:42 AM

Hello. I have fixed and built towers before but never ventured into laptops. I was given an old one and it was getting slow so I figured I'd open it up and make sure it wasn't too dirty inside. I took off the fan (which I didn't realize was also the heatsink and had the cpu attached) and all looked well. I put it back together and now it won't start. When I press the power button the little diskette light flashes for half a second and then nothing. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I might have done? It's a Gateway M350WVN. Thanks for any advice!

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August 6, 2009 12:22:41 PM

hold it closer to the phone I can't see it yet, diassembling old electronics is a bad idea, try taking the CPU/cooler out again and reseat it, you might get lucky
August 6, 2009 7:45:21 PM

you probably didnt put it back together properly!
a b D Laptop
August 6, 2009 9:55:09 PM

I'll try it for a third time and see if I have any luck. Thanks for the responses!