When my friend was transporting her computer, she dropped it. The left side of the case and the front panel jarred loose.
Everything looks okay inside, BUT...upon boot-up, the 'puter' beeps three times, the fan starts up as does the hard drive, seems to go thru their routine for a bit, THEN four angry beeps and the 'puter' shuts down.
The monitor remains black throughout. The light on the mobo is amber throughout.
Since the power shuts itself off, could that be the problem or is it something more ominous? If it is how do I fix it...or do we bite bullet and get a technician.
The 'puter' is a Dell XP5 T500, circa 1999 -2000!