November 15, 2003

I think I broke my motherboard.

A few days ago I had to replaced a fan on my motherboard. The replacement was a bit loud, so I ordered a quiet one. This morning I did the swap.

The heatsink/fan didn't use screw to attach, it used plastic anchors. I simply pulled the anchors out with a bit of force. I guess it was too much force, because when I tried to boot I got an error.

I must have cracked the board a lost a few traces since the mobo doesn't see my RAM any more.

Looks like a trip to Fry's. I'm probably going to pick up an Abit NF7-S.

Posted by michael at November 15, 2003 01:50 PM