Okay, first a bit of background...
During hurricane Isabel, these folks decided to plug their computer into a generator, lacking other power.
Now, the computer won't come on at all. No POST, no keyboard lights, no beeps. I was thinking power supply, but there's a green light on the back of the power supply that comes on when it's plugged in. I'm not familiar with lights on power supplies, so I don't know if that's good or bad.
I'm thinking if they were really unfortunate it may have fried everything connected to the power supply - but how can I check the motherboard/processor? Barring the concept of completely gutting a working computer and trying them in there, that is.. is there some tool, or some visual clue? Or can I pretty much give the whole thing up as lost?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated..