By "does nothing" I mean no noises, no fan sounds, nothing...it's quiet as a grave. Then, after an approximately two-minute pause, it will start as normal - no errors or anything. Though the computer will consistently start every time I push the power button, it never will start immediately after the button push: I always get this bizarre extended period of nothing.
In my (extremely) limited knowledge of troubleshooting, I have done the following: pushed down on all the cables and cords on the motherboard to make sure they were secure (no change) and swapped out both the power source cable (no change) and the battery on the motherboard (no change). Something's probably on the fritz...but what?
FWIW, the computer is a homegrown Shuttle SN41G running XP Pro; AMD Athlon XP 2000+; 1.66 GHz, 1G of RAM.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Edited by downstairs, 09 January 2007 - 12:15 AM.