ASUS X99-S Not Posting

Updated: Jul 7

Was asked to take a look at a gaming machine that was not powering up, fans and leds on half the ram was illuminating however.


Computer Not Posting
Computer Not Posting

After Stripping it down to component parts, the CPU socket was found to have a pin bent and heatsink grease over the edge of the socket.


Damaged CPU Socket connectors
Damaged CPU Socket connectors

The heatsink grease was carefully removed with isopropyl alcohol, and the pin was straitened using a magnifying glass, light source and plastic needle.


Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol

The machine was re-assembled, BIOS configured for the water cooling and tested


Computer now posting
Computer now posting

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