My husband and I were cleaning our computer today...my husband took off the CPU fan to clean out the dust and when he reconnected it to the motherboard I believe he may have cracked or injured the motherboard in some way. When I turn the computer on the fans run and the cd-rom drive will eject but there is nothing on the monitor and I hear no other sounds.
I need some help/guidance in purchasing a new motherboard. I am not sure of the brand of the existing MOBO the word SOYO SY-P4VSA is written as well as VIA P4X266-8233. I run XP, have a Pentium 4 (478 Socket), GeForce 7600GS (AGP) video card. I'm not sure what other info you would need to guide me. Basically I'm hoping someone could recommend a MOBO to me or help me understand what parameters I need to be looking at. Any help is appreciated.