I just got a computer from a friend for a very reasonable price. The problem was that one day his computer just stopped working. It shut off and it wouldn't start back up. I had a similar problem with my old computer (I chucked it out the window - it decided to crap the bed at a really bad time). But I kept everything that was usable.
Everything is thought to work. I've got all my good parts with all of his good parts and I just don't know whats up. I think it might be something wrong with his power supply, cpu or the ram or the mobo *HOPE NOT*.
What happens is this, When I hit the power, the fans light up and start spinning.
-Fan on Power Supply Works
-Fans on Cases Work
-Fan on Video Card Works
-Fan on the CPU Works
Basicaly what happens is the fans turn, but nothing comes up. The Monitor doesn't show BIOS or a boot screen or nothing. Just stays like it didn't have anything connected to it. It doesn't even sound like my hard drive is BOOTING UP. ALSO, the DVD RW & the CD RW don't have power to them.
So far, what I think might be the problem is the CMOS Battery could be old (I've Removed it & Jumped the CMOS but still no BIOS). So tomorrow I'm going to go get a new battery.
Also, I hear that the heat gel or w/e is on the processor and connects the the heat sinc may be old & not working properly, causing the processor to shut down immediately. so I've taken off the processor and cleand the old heat goop off with a little alcohol and tomorrow I'm going to pick some up at the hardware store or Radio Shack w/e is more convenient and replace it.
But, for some reason my gut tells me its neither of these things. I just feel like I'm doomed.
Can anyone out there help me?
Off the top of my head this is what I know for specs.
* 3 Sticks, 3200 Ram OCZ 1G Each GOLD EDITION
1 nVidia 512MB PCI 16X Graphics Card
A8R-MVP Mother Board
500Watt Power Supply (Can't remember the name but I've got 2 of them)
AMD - Duo Core Processors (2g x 2)
300GB SATA hard drive.
Please, Any help will be greatly appreciated. I can't wait to have a computer at my house again.
Thanks for reading,