I am going to give it on last ditch effort..
Previously had a pretty well-running pc (yes it was a emachine, i know, laughed at by most..but it served me pretty well until now), one day it wouldn't turn on. That same day i noticed it was having "seizures" or something when it was off, with the light flashing on and off, the sound of the fan jerking over and over, forcing me to unplug it to stop it. After that, no power up.
I bought a brand new power supply, still no-go.
After doing a little searching of the forums, I stripped it down, tried again..nothing.
I tried the jumping of the power switch pins to test the switch, ...nothing.
I was about to give up hope, when I unplugged the main power connector that goes into the motherboard, and plugged it back in..suddenly the fan kicked in, and the lights lit up..I got excited for a second, but then hope faded as the pc just sort of sat there in limbo, not booting up.
I couldn't turn it off, so I was forced to unplug it in the back.
Now nothing happens again, and when I unplug the main power connector from the motherboard and plug it in again, as I did before, it just kind of "jumps" for a second, the fan jerks and the power/hd lleds light up for a second. Basically that "jump" was what it was doing before it broke in the first place, the "seizures" I mentioned before was just this over ad over again..i think.
So basically, am I screwed? I have ALOT of software on my 2 hard drives, and it would be a PAIN to install them an a new pc, transfer the data, and then re-install every single one, not to mention the discs/serials that I have lost over the years..
Sorry for the long post, but I am just looking for anyone that has had similar problem, or knows if there is any hope left.