I am new to this please help if possible. I have a dell dimension 8100- I was told the motherboard must have a short in it. I purchased a used one from ebay with socket 423 as dell told me that is what i needed. It fits in casing perfect. Everything was same except the VRM-which *i dont know what it stands for* . Upon reconnection of all hardware and boot up-i hear several beeps-are these troubleshooting codes possibly?
I receive a complete blank screen-can't bring anything up at all. Two of the usb lights stay yellow-2 light green are visible.
I,ve used a friends laptop for over a month now-the dimension is the main computer the kids and i use.
I,m at a loss on where to proceed next honestly.
Also, is there a diagrahm that anyone is aware of that shows the direct connections to all the hardware. Dell site shows very little. I have two cd/dvd roms and want to double check all wires are where they should be.
ANY help is VERY appreciated.