PC is a DELL Dimension E520
When I turn my PC on a yellow light flashes at the start button, the green light does not come on and the PC does not start up.
I cleaned everything inside the PC and when I removed the cooling housing & the grey material between the chip and base flaked off. The surface was not even because of the material flaking off.
I wiped the material off and put the PC back he together. Hit the power button and on came the green light and the PC started...but the fan is loud, very loud, so I have shut everything down.
I live in Costa Rica and its the rainy season. I suspect moisture is causing the problem between the chip and base, getting trapped in the uneven surface where the grey material is located.
What material can I use to replace that grey material? A brand description would help as it is hard to find anything out of the ordinary in paradise. Looks and feels like a thin layer of some type of silicon.
When I replace this material will that stop the fan from being very loud?
Any help would be appreciated.