I bought a custom rig from Ibuypower.com a few years back and had no problems with it till now.
So about a week ago my computer started freezing up, windows would "not responding" and refuse to close out. At first i would be to open other windows, but they would do the same thing. It wouldn't shutdown or restart unless i manually dump it. So starting it in safe mode i ran my full scans, defrags, and cleaned up the registry and start up. Nothing.
So after a day or so limping along like that, it seemed to finally eat it. I woke up and noticed the monitor blank with only the cursor, but the keyboard wasnt on (which includes the mouse). So i shut off the tower and leave it off while i went to work. When i came home i turned the tower on... and thats about all that happened. The tower turns on, the lights, the fans, and the ROM drives all work, but there seems to be no signal sent to the monitor or keyboard, therefor it doesnt boot up (doesnt even sound like it tries to boot).
So i decide this was a good excuse to open it up and clean it. Got it all dusted and cleaned up, but having it open gave me the itch to upgrade, hoping by chance it may cure issue. I replaced the power supply, the graphics card, and the CPU heat sink. Also added 2gb more memory. With fingers crossed i plugged it all back up and turned it back on.... nothing different. Does the same thing, tower and everything powers up fine and visually works, but nothing other then that.
So where to i go from here? cant get enough out of it to factory reset it. I really dont want to give in and turn it over to "geek squad" i want to fix this myself, but is it within my means? So is the Geek Squad my only option? Any advice would be wonderful, thanks.