dropped mypc - need diagnostic help

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I dropped it. From quite a grat height..... :oops:

Well I know all my data is so thats good, but it won't boot (it doesn't even get to post) and I don't know what is the broken part. I have eliminated memory, which to my mind leaves me with mobo or cpu. My big question is:

Can the motherboard do a post without the cpu?

Thanks for your help guys :)
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Nope :)
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bugger, that means I need to buy a new one of both....

Oh well, excuse for an upgrade. :lol:
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It be my guess that if you dropped it from a significant height you probably fractured the mobo. Their not really designed for hardware gymnastics. Even a hairline fracture in the right place would be enough.

For what it's worth, reseat all your boards and check all your cable connections and power connections. Something could have just come loose.
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When my friend dropped his, he broke the mobo and one of the cpu's (he was running dual cpu's). Did the heatsink stay on when you dropped it? If so, the cpu might be ok. I would try replacing the mobo first like ANTO/TW was suggesting.
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the heatink stayed on, but the cpu did not stay mounted poperly, so it's iffy. The thing is, I wa going to upgrade both cpu and mobo in a copupleof months and move the old ones into a new case to use as an http / file /print server. So I just got an order for both new cpu and mobo now. If the old cpu is still ok I'll just keepit for the server.

Thing is I can't really wait to get a mobo and then get a cpu separately, after, so this seems best solution. Plus can'tbear to keep on using myums laptop as the keyboard is screwwed (hence my abbundance of spelling errors lol)

Anyway thanks for the advice guys :)

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