I have been given a board to try and repair by a would be customer... the board does not power up at all. At first glance there was a cap with only one leg connected to the board, this has been replaced with a new cap and is all good. However the board still does not power up at all, nothing happens when the power button is pushed.
I spoke to the guy about it again and he informed me it did work until after he replaced the thermal paste on the chips.
my question is can too much paste cause the board to not power up at all?? I wouldnt think it could but hey I could be wrong...
I have removed the heat sinks and cleaned off all the old paste, there was a LOT and it was all dry and crispy. He did say he had used cheap stuff... I will put on some arctic Mx-4 tonight and see if it changes anything but in the meantime, anyone have any other suggestions??
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48