Best Computer Repair Shop in Valdivia that is NOT PC Factory

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Best Computer Repair Shop in Valdivia that is NOT PC Factory

Post by needwaterandpeace » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Hi all. I just got my bags. I have a 3-4 year old custom video capture PC that took some damage in transit. It looks like it got hit hard enough that the CPU Cooler got physically bent out of shape (like 1/2" off center), and it also also dislodged the DVD burner. The lights turn on and the fans all spin, but it won't POST, and the monitor says, "No Signal." So, we straightened the torqued CPU Cooler, reapplied thermal paste, re-seated all cables, replaced the CMOS battery for fun, and flashed the BIOS, but it still won't POST. We called PC Factory, but they only service what they sell. We're thinking that if the PC took that hard of a hit that it bent the heat pipes on the CPU Cooler, then probably the motherboard got cracked as well, but with the price of a new mobo, we are thinking it would be nice to at least test it before we chuck it. (I could kick myself for not dismounting a big heavy CPU Cooler like a Dark Rock TF, but my friend says if it was not there, that when the DVD burner got knocked out of place it probably would have slammed into the RAM and ripped up the surface of the motherboard anyway, so no difference.)

Does anyone know who is the best Valdivian computer super-geek who can test-bench an MSI Z170 motherboard and peripherals? And barring that, is there a best place to buy a replacement mobo (or do I order it off of Amazon.com)? My friend can build it, we are just running out of leads on how to test it.

Thanks mucho.

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Post by needwaterandpeace » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:05 pm

Also, just to say it, we are looking for a pro (i.e., a shop with a license, not some guy in his living room). Thanks.

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Post by Gloria » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:19 pm

Forget it ! You are far better off getting a new one. You'll be wasting your time and money. Almost 12 years in Valdivia and never came accross someone with a "pro" on anything. Order one in Amazon and you'll be a happy camper.
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Post by needwaterandpeace » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks, Gloria! I appreciate the advice mucho. But we got it. My friend pulled and reset the RAM, and now it works! (A RAM reset?? I never heard of it...) Jajaja!! Life in Chile... I am just amazed that the thing still works after the CPU cooler bent!! (I thought for sure I was looking at a new motherboard!)

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Post by GringoVikingo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm

I think you have take a memory reset. On your Motherboard there is a battery, and close to the batery you will find a 3 pin jumper, and a green little piece that cover 2 of the 3 pin. You take out the battery, move the green pice to cover the one thats free, wait 15 second, move it back, set in the battery, and start the pc. You have now reset the motherboard (BIOS) to factory configuration.
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Post by needwaterandpeace » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:34 pm

Gringo Vikingo, thank you! My friend is coming back over again to morrow, so I will tell him. He knows a lot more about computers than I do. Those are nice clear instructions, I think I could probably follow them, but right now it is working, so I don't want to mess anything up! But he will know what you mean.

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Post by fraggle092 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:44 am

That wasn't a Reset, it was a Reseat or reinsertion of a DIMM module. It there is more than one of these, its worth pulling them all out one by one and reinserting them (with the power disconnected, not just switched off.) If one was loose, the others might be as well. Memory intermittencies are a pain. Its usually enough to push down on the socket tabs to free it, then push the module back down firmly until it clicks into place with the tabs engaged.
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Post by needwaterandpeace » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:03 pm

GringoVikingo wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm
I think you have take a memory reset. On your Motherboard there is a battery, and close to the batery you will find a 3 pin jumper, and a green little piece that cover 2 of the 3 pin. You take out the battery, move the green pice to cover the one thats free, wait 15 second, move it back, set in the battery, and start the pc. You have now reset the motherboard (BIOS) to factory configuration.
fraggle092 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:44 am
That wasn't a Reset, it was a Reseat or reinsertion of a DIMM module. It there is more than one of these, its worth pulling them all out one by one and reinserting them (with the power disconnected, not just switched off.) If one was loose, the others might be as well. Memory intermittencies are a pain. Its usually enough to push down on the socket tabs to free it, then push the module back down firmly until it clicks into place with the tabs engaged.
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Gringo Vikingo, and Fraggle, good calls. My friend said that is what he did. Good shooting.

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Post by admin » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:14 pm

needwaterandpeace wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Thanks, Gloria! I appreciate the advice mucho. But we got it. My friend pulled and reset the RAM, and now it works! (A RAM reset?? I never heard of it...) Jajaja!! Life in Chile... I am just amazed that the thing still works after the CPU cooler bent!! (I thought for sure I was looking at a new motherboard!)
funny, that was the first thing that came to mind. I had the ram chips unseat on gaming rig many years ago in transit; followed by many hours of scratch my head about why it would not start. now after moving a computer, and it wont start, it is first thing i poke at.

guess it is one of those lessons everyone learns the hard way.
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Post by admin » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:15 pm

it sort of amazes me that MB still dont all come with an audible alarm when the ram is not detected.
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Post by admin » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:19 pm

oh, and the morons fixing computer in chile would have sold you a new MB, regardless if they figured out the problem or not.
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