Amilo D8800 doesn't boot after cleanup
Posted on 2005-02-27
My Amilo D8800 laptop is almost three years old now and was keeping a helluva noise with it's fan on full speed all the time. I read somewhere on the net, that it'd be easy to open up and vacuum clean the clogged fan. That I did and now as I assembled it back, it no longer boots. The power light goes on, the fan blows and the hard drive spins. The hard drive light flashes once and then nothing. The screen never shows a smallest sign of life.
The only problem I had with reassembling the laptop was with the processor-fan assembly, as the processor was cemented into the cooling assembly. Therefore I couldn't put the CPU into it's place and lock it but instead, had to keep the socket locked and place the whole unit carefully without ever releasing the lock. The pins went in well (took it out once and inspected, no damage). Could it be that the processor pins don't get a good contact or did I just completely screw up something?
Thanks a heap in advance!!!