Well, here's my situation: Whenever I try to turn on my computer, it will turn on for a split second before turning off again. After that, the only way I can get it running for that split second again is if I unplug the power supply and plug it back in after a few seconds. This happened immediately after replacing my power supply with the one from my mom's computer.
I replaced the power supplies because my mom's computer got fried due to a power surge. She wanted me to see if it was the power supply or the motherboard, so I put the power supply into my computer. I connected the main connector that went into the motherboard and connected one other to my hard drive. When I turned on my computer, the hard drive was working, but the CPU fan was not. Nothing was on the monitor, either. After about 10 seconds, I turned it off and replaced it with my original power supply. THe first time it turned on, it worked well, except that there was no video connection. After a few tries, it went to the situation I described above. I did not mess with any cables or connectors, other than the one that powers the motherboard and the one that powers the hard drive.
I took a picture of my processor (I tried to get it the best I could), as seen below:
My finger isn't touching the back of the processor, just looks like that from the angle. It looks normal, I think, but there is some sort of black outlining along the edges of the center. I can't recall if that was there before this happened or not, but I wanted to see if that is a sign of a blown processor. It wasn't hot at all when I picked it up and I really can't smell for anything burnt due to my cold. Is it dead? I don't know how I can check to see if it is or not - It's a 2.0 GHz AMD athlon, if I remember correctly.
Could it also be a motherboard issue? I have no idea what to do . Any help would be greatly appreciated .
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I took apart my computer today, to see if there may have been a screw shortening the motherboard, but nothing happened when i put it back together again. =\
Edited by shortysnmn2010, 27 January 2006 - 04:03 PM.