My dad just had his friend come around. He is fitting a Thermal Take Big Typhoon heatsink on the CPU (same heatsink as ours). Just a upgrade, last one was working fine again AFAIK.
I wasn't invited to help until they ****ed up something
The problem is now the computer doesn't boot up at all, nothing. The CPU fan turns on for about a second when you push the power button, spins a bit then stops. The MB light is on. No beeps, even with the speaker connected. Press the power button again and the fan turns on once again for a second, but nothing else. No other fan seems to turn on.
The power cables into the MB I checked look fine. Has the 4pin one in too.
Tried with nothing connected/power/data and no RAM, still the same.
Well, they wrote down all the cable connections, orientation, colors, negatives and positives etc and it looks okay to me.
Before they started fitting this new heatsink it was working fine AFAIK. It was fitted correctly with thermal paste/insulators. They said one of the capacitor leads was quite long, perhaps it pierced through the insulator and touched the back of the heatsink support? I don't know if this is the case or not though. No loose metal things touching the MB from what I can see too.
Any advice guys?
Edit: Dad says he doesn't think it went through, he said it "squashed" a few of the wires (metal studs with solder)...
Okay all the fans turn on and work at the same time, my mistake. Only for a second though(as above).