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September 14, 2013 12:07:22 PM

Hi, today my PC temps were pretty high so I've decided to clean it and reapply thermal paste. After cleaning the GPU the case fan and applying thermal paste I placed everything back in its place and powered on but nothing happened. No signal on the monitor, no POST, fans are spinning but that's it.
I took everything out and tried to boot with only PSU, CPU, mobo, and CPU fan. But there is no beep and no nothing. I took out the CMOS battery, didn't help.
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It was a working PC so I do not know what could be the problem, I don't believe it's bad PSU since it worked fine before.
Anyone can help?
Thanks in advance, Tomer.

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September 14, 2013 12:14:38 PM

Hi, Try reseating the CPU. Check also the CPU socket for bent pins.
September 14, 2013 12:17:48 PM

Tried reseating and checked it for about 5 times
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September 14, 2013 12:24:40 PM

What motherboard using? Can you connect an internal speaker? Is there a red led that remains lit?
September 14, 2013 1:18:28 PM

Gygabyte ma790xt-u4dp there is a speaker. If I remove the CPU cooling I can here a beep. No mobo LEDs. The reset light flashes however.
September 14, 2013 1:30:05 PM

If starting with only CPU and CPU fan installed, getting any beeps?
September 14, 2013 1:42:55 PM

That how I tried to boot. No luck.
September 14, 2013 1:48:17 PM

If the CPU fan is spinning and no beeps, then it's either a board or a CPU issue. Is the board under warranty? If yes, try RMA-ing it.
What happened while cleaning it? Hard to say.
September 14, 2013 2:25:12 PM

The PC is several years old so no warranty.
How could the cleaning damage the mobo or CPU?
September 14, 2013 2:39:07 PM

You can test the motherboard and the CPU at a local shop.
September 15, 2013 9:30:19 AM

After checking for the 10th time I noticed a bent pin on the CPU, was able to fix it using a credit card and a needle.
Now what I get is. 4 short flashing in the front panel LED.
Still no beeps or anything.
September 15, 2013 9:46:49 AM

Well turns out the speaker cable was disconnected...
Luckily after fixing the CPU pin and plugging everything back to it's place. My PC is up and running. thank you so much for your fast responses. :) 
September 15, 2013 10:07:41 AM

You're welcome. Good luck!
September 15, 2013 10:14:57 AM

Bent CPU pin