I have a Gateway ygr600 that quit on me no beeps, no hard drive activity, and no monitor acitvity. Did a little googling and found what I believe is my problem. Apparently, this model is know for the solder joint 'lugs', that hold the heat sink in position relative to the cpu, breaking free. So, I opened her up and sure enough, 3 of the 4 were broke free.
I have a couple of other questions which will make it obvious that I am not a pc builder. Between my ATI chip and the heat sink there appears to be a yellow sticky two face tape. Do I need to replace this with new tape? If so what is it called?
Also shouldn't I include some kind of paste between my CPU and the heat sink?
Thanks in advance,
/edited for typo's