A few months ago I crashed my computer while plugging in a usb printer. I plugged into a port that had lost some sort of part so it was just 4 metal prongs sticking out. Well if memory serves, the computer immediatly restarted only there was a slight problem, there was no signal to the monitor. Thinking something had happened with the power, I checked to make sure parts were still working. All fans are working, lights work, graphics card is getting power- it seems like everything is getting power. I have tried switching back to the original amount of RAM in the computer, nothing happened. I have taken the graphics card out and plugged it into the other monitor slot that came with the computer but that too had no effect. I unplugged all the cords that connected the faulty usb slot (it is not part of the back of the computer) with the motherboard and that didnt work. Finally, taking advice from another forum I saw that helped someone else get there computer working again, I used the bios jumper to set it back to factory settings and still nothing has changed.
So this leaves me with one question, what in the world am I suppose to do next. So I am turning to help here with the hope that someone will have an idea that I have not thought of. I still wonder if perhaps I did something to my motherboard when I plugged that printer into the broken usb port though. If it helps heres as much as I can remember about my computer
Fry's custom PC (3-4 years old)
Gforce 7800GS 256mb (added, originally no video card)
1.5+ gigs of RAM (originally 512)
ATI wonder tv tuner (added)
pentium 4 2+ Ghz (can't remember but I think it was close to 3 Ghz)
350 W power supply
If there is anything else you need to know in order to help, don't hesitate to ask.