3 year old gateway 3200xl (desktop) XP Pro windows
Intel (Seabreeze T3) Motherboard R0 [Part #4000979]
Intel Celeron D 340 Processor [Part #4501084]
MEM DDR 512MB PC3200 R0 [Part #5000694]
No problems with the system and NO new hardware/software in months, then......
Received No Keyboard message on startup one day, shut down by holding power button
Tried again, same message same shut down method
Since then nothing when the power button is pressed as in not a thing, no fans, no beeps no drive activity, only thing is a litttle green light next to the cpu..
Gateway (out of warranty) suggested BestBuy(Geek Squad). They tested and said MOBO.
Long story short, New Mobo (exact as original) New CPU (exact as original) New Power Supply (400w replacing 250w)
No post or post beeps (spkr is plugged in and you can hear static if you twist the connector, so there is power).
Tried all three new/old components with each other.
Jumped pwr supplies (old/new) and both fans spun
Removed ALL other connections from MOBOs (so only power and fans plugged in, even took out memory), Still nothing
Did the remove cmos battery AND jumped to clear
Tried holding pwr switch on for 20 seconds while psu unplugged
Tried shorting the pwr switch connection on MOBO (to see if it was switch)...
Tried Mobos outside of case, still nothing...
I am at a loss ? Anyone have a suggestion to try and NO a sledhammer will not be swung (my daughters suggestion.. she really is a good kid)
Thanks in advance