I have a 7 year old HP tower pc "HP Pavillion Elite M9175 UK-A" that broke down a few days ago. It 2 banks of:
4GB kit (2GBx2) DDR2 PC2-6400 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.8V 256Meg x 64
This memory was installed by me 2 years ago. It is memory made by "Crucial Memory"
The power light is coming on and the fans are running, the screen turns on but they is no continuous sound of it booting up. It has been used for 2-3 hours per day for surfing the internet, and office tasks, no gaming. I smelt a burning smell from it a few days ago and it went off and not come on since. Any idea,s on what is more likely to be wrong would be appreciated. Would it be the power supply or motherboard? Do you think it is worth be having it repaired at a cost of £45 plus 20% tax per hour or just buy a new pc. All of its parts are the original parts with the exception of a two year Hybrid Hard drive. Many thanks for your time.
Edited by kieranaginnelly, 22 February 2015 - 05:15 PM.