What I have done:
I visited a few tech boards already and tried a few tricks to test certain issues. First thing I tested was the paperclip into the 20 pin (pin 4) and grounded it to the case. (disconnected from the motherboard fyi)
- The fans come on, Cd-roms will eject ect. Not sure if the hard drive is booting up, doesn't sound like it. The video card and processor fans do not start.
Second test I did was shorting out the 2 pin connector for the power button on the Mobo with a screwdriver to see if it was malfunctioning. However the test did not power up the computer or do anything. (I read that by touching both pins will start the computer in the event the power button fails or shorts out.)
Third thing I tried was acually testing the 20 pin connector while plugged into the motherboard. I pressed a paperclip down into pin 4 and grounded it to the metal case behind the motherboard.
- Everything comes on including the motherboard processor fan and video card fan. However by doing this, the motherboard lets out a loud continuous beep.
I have ordered a new power supply (prior to these tests) but it hasn't arrived yet. I wanted to see if anyone had any added into as to what this could be if the power supply does not fix it. I suppose the motherboard would be the next to go in the event the powersupply doesn't do the trick.
Thanks in advance for replies.