Okay, I have a Dell Optiplex running Win2000 Professional.
It was working Saturday and supposedly Mon & Tues.
Today I came in, moved the mouse to activate the monitor and nothing happened.
I shut off and turn on the monitor and it says:
Monitor in powersave mode. Activate using PC.
I have never seen this message in the 5 years using this computer. So I hit every key on the keyboard, nothing happens. I reboot the computer, nothing happens - black screen and instead of the green "on" light, the monitor is showing the standby light (amber).
I can't even access the monitor options by clicking on the menu button on the monitor.
Switched monitors, same problem.
When I boot the computer, it "sounds" normal... usually the computer is never turned off.
Now... after reading some stuff - I think it may be the power supply - but I don't know what that is (I mean, I can figure out what it does) but where is it in the computer? Can I see if I open it up (right now I have it opened)... can it be replaced? Is it easy to replace?
This is a work computer, and I really don't think a power supply will be ordered - because it IS an old computer and we are awaiting new ones (heard that before ) but I REALLY need the stuff on the hard drive - so, would it be easier to take the hard drive out and put it in another computer, OR to take the power supply out from a working computer and put it in?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!