Hi, i have a computer that died a slow death on my sister. For about a month it would randomly shut down on her, and would not restart for a long interval afterwards. (A number of hours.) Naturally, she couldn't give me any specifics about what she was doing any time the computer shut down. :( Eventually, it stopped turning on altogether.
When i took the cover off and tried turning the computer on, the CPU fan would spin a few rotations then stop. There were no other signs of life.
I swapped out the PSU and the Mobo. After swapping the mobo, everything *seemed* to work (The fans spin and lights blink) . . . but the monitor still shows nothing. I swapped out the video card, and still nothing. I tried a different monitor, still nothing. I've even tried swapping the ram . . . i'd have tried swapping the CPU if i had an extra laying around, but i don't.
Here is where the status of various parts of the PC:
CPU Fan: working
Mouse: light works and dims when left alone for a while
Keyboard: does not have any working LEDs, when caps/num/scroll lock is pressed, the LEDs do not respond.
CD drives: LEDs work, but won't open or accept CDs
Hard drive LED: constantly on
power LED: not connected to the mobo (hey, i just got lazy, ok?)
If anyone has any ideas on what could be wrong, i'd really appreciate it! Thank you and Peace,