Installed PS2 USB controller adapter on my PC and now no video! *HELP*

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    My motherboard is asus p4p800e deluxe

    Adapter installed was http://www.buynshop.com/productinfophp3/VG-PS-USB2X1

    When I was setting it up, the machine locked, and I rebooted, now I am not getting any signal to my monitor at all. It keeps doing the RGB test even when the PC is turned on.

    Thoughts?

    Do I need a mobo bios flash?
     
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    I thought it was just the connection but the monitor works on another PC and it worked until I installed the driver for the new device. The new driver locked the machine, so I restarted it and now get no signal.
     
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    ok, so the motherboard is defective. One of the chips on it melted... :ugh2:

    :wtf:

    It's a 420 watt power supply and everything is hooked up right, why would it over heat and melt a chip? I haven't checked the processor yet, but is there a trick to dismounting the heatsink/fan from the mobo? It snaps down, but when you undo the clamps, it is still stuck on there. I need to dismount that when we get the replacement board, and add thermal grease I assume, since we have to remount it on the new mobo...

    any advice?
     
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    has anyone ever removed the OEM heatsink & fan from a mobo? How do I get the sumbitch off?
     
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    if you don't know how, then don't do it. But there's a metal latch that you can put a screwdriver in to get it off.

    Take a pic of what is "melted" please.
     
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    i've removed proc's before. Christ, i used to replace mobos and shit like it was my job. I just am not sure how with this heatsink & fan. I'll get a pic of what is melted. It's a 1"x1" square chip just to the side of the AGP slot. Pic in a minute...
     
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    [​IMG]

    this is the same model of the mother board in question btw.
     
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    that's the southbridge. do you have a pic of your "melted" one?

    to remove that heatsink, there are two grey levers on top of the heatsink. Pull them up, then you can pull the 4 corners off one at a time. Be careful... the stock HSF uses the WORST tape ever, and it can pull the cpu out with it if you're not careful.

    never re-use HSF tape, so have a knife/razor handy to peel off the foil, and then have some compound ready to apply.
     
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    no, its just basically a raised white circle on the chip. not very big.

    The machine doesn't even post anymore. no video, nothing. I could get a pic though.

    As for the heat sink...there is no release for it?
     
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    take a pic of your mobo as it is. I'm curious to see your southbridge, and I'll be able to show you exactly what you do to get the HSF off.
     
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    what would cause the southbridge to overheat and melt?
     
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    holy shit. I found an article listing someone else that had the same problem when testing out front usb w/ a camera. It's due to a bad lot of chips apparently.
     
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    still could use some help about removing the HSF from the mother board assembly...I can't seem to find teh release
     
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    two grey plastic clips that fold up to release it...
     
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    those are up, it is locked in on each corner still with the legs that snapped into the mobo assembly. That is what i need to release. I'm not that big of an idiot. :hs:
     
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    Dunno how else to explain it... you pull the grey tabs up, and the heatsink can be seperated from the bracket.
     
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    the legs of the heatsink assembly snapped into the bracket. How do I unsnap?
     
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    pull them off
     

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