Nothing displayed on monitor (broke my cpu??)

I've just cleaned up my pc and in the process, I put out my cpu in order to clean up everything nicely (I didnt touch it though). It was bonded with my cooler so I didn't dare to force it to change the thermal paste, I basically let it how it was.
After cleaning up I plugged my stuff but nothing appeared on my monitor.
I tried to remove my graphic card and to connect my monitor with my motherboard but the same happened.

So I wonder, did I just break my CPU by plugging it wrongly in my socket (the cooler almost completely blocked my field of view so that's a high possibility)? Can I 'rectify that' or does it come from another issue? Sorry for the disturbance, I'm not that knowledgeable in computer and such

proc -amd fx-4100
graphic card- amd radeon hd 7770
mobo -Asus MSA78L-M
I have a 450w power supply and a garbage 4go ram
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  1. You may have bent pins in the CPU socket etc. From your description of the whole thing, it doesn't sound good lol...
  2. rip
  3. Best answer
    Try clearing your CMOS. If you posted system spec it would help, but if that fails and you have double-checked everything is connected properly you need to unattach the cooler, check the cpu socket and if its ok, install cpu properly then re-apply thermal paste.
  4. Thanks for your answer! I'll try this as soon as I can
    btw I removed my cpu and every pin is fine, I have to say I'm pretty relieved
  5. That's very good news
  6. I'm pretty sure I found where did that issue come from: Because the heat sink was glued to my CPU, I directly plugged it in its socket. So I didnt put up and down that small "wire" (idk how to call it). Anyways, I'm just gonna use a heat gun and some alcohol to separate them smoothly in order to install the cpu correctly. Thank you very much Multipack for your answers!
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