I have search all over this site to see if anyone else has a problem like mine. I have found some things to try and nothing works, so I am going to try and put out my story and see if anyone can help.
Three nights ago, my husband's computer just randomly shut off. When he tried to turn it on, he was not able to get it started again. He noticed that the back of the computer felt warmer than normal. He put his desk fan to the back of the computer to try and cool it off and came back to it about an hour or two later. The computer booted up after a few tries and let us know it had over heated, but it was working fine with the desk fan behind it for the rest of the night. (Also had the AC off in the house when this happen and it was getting quite warm, so we turned the AC on too.) To be safe, we decided to power down the computer for the night. The next night, around 10, almost 24 hours after turning it off, it would not come on. The only thing that would happen was the power button on the front of the case would light up and a green light on the motherboard would light up, but no fan no nothing!
Next morning I contacted my father who works and builds computers about the problem. I was thinking it was the power supply dieing. He told me I needed a new heatsink/fan for the processor. So yesterday I went out to get a new one and for more grins and help for the computer, I also bought a new case fan to put on the back of the case. (The old one was probably lucky if it was spinning from being so gunked up for the past 7 years.) I finally had gotten everything installed last night and still... nothing, just the power button light and the green light on the motherboard. I we out again last night and bought a new power supply. Computer finally starts running after flipping the switch. All fans are blowing, all lights, including the light on our graphics card, everything looks peachy-keen! Except that we have nothing on the screen. We have the orange power light on the monitor (like when its asleep) and that is just black on the screen.
I test the monitor out on my computer, monitor works. I have tried plugging in the monitor cord to the second port on the graphics card, nothing. I have tried taking all the RAM out and swapping it around threw the computer, nothing. I do have have extra RAM to test with, unless I take mine out of my computer and try it in my husbands. I have also tried pulling out the graphics card and putting it back in to make sure it was in right, nothing. I also have tried hooking the monitor up to the connection with the graphics card that is in the motherboard, nothing there either.
Also, if it helps, the hard drive light on the front of the computer stays solid, (not blinking at all). And there are no beeps at all when trying to start the computer. So the only thing I can think it is, is either bad motherboard, bad processor, or bad graphics card. Any help would relive this throbbing in my head, lol. Thank a bunch guys!
*EDIT* I guess I should let you know some of the specs that I know off the top of my head.
500W Power Supply
About 2GB of Ram (4 512 Sticks)
Ndiva Geforce 9800 GTX Graphics Card
I dont know the Processor off the top of my head, sorry.
Anything else you need, let me know, I will be sure to try and figure it out for ya.
Edited by Carrera23, 30 June 2010 - 07:47 AM.