Recently my family recieved a nice Dell PC from a friend who's had trouble with the thing. He said something along the lines of "If you can fix it, you can keep it." Well, it's better than my PC all around, so I'd love to be able to fix it and keep it. The problem is, it won't start up so anything can be done with it.
I'm not too good with computers, so I wouldn't be able to spot anything out of place on the inside, except the RAM, which is all there. When the computer is plugged in, the power button won't turn it off, and the only way to get it off is to unplug it. When on, the monitor shows a green, grid-lined screen with flickering lights and nothing else. The computer doesn't respond to mouse or keyboard, or the power button. Can any of you kind folks out there offer advice, or suggestions, about what might be wrong? I'm willing to provide any answers I can if you need to question me to diagnose it.