This is my first posting.
Last night I went to start my PC, which hadn't been playing up prior to this (any more than PCs ever do that is) and ... not a lot. The fans were working, the indicator light of the on/off switch was on. The monitor came on for a zillisecond then went into 'going to sleep' mode and its indicator light went from green to orange. The USB hub and wireless thingy were likewise non-operational. I swapped plugs, took off the side cover and blew out some huge dust bunnies, put it all back together again and ... not a lot. The PC is just over 3 yrs old, an HP with an AMD doodah and a GeForce doodah. It is probably pretty obvious that I know a lot about computers, especially mine.
So.... is it 'dead' or just playing hard to get? Is it likely to be the motherboard or the processor or can't you tell unless you're up close and personal?? I am really only concerned to retrieve and re-use my HD since, despite constant backups, it's a pain to reinstall everything and I might have a FEW files and photos that are not saved to disk.
My questions (you must have wondered) are -  is it worth replacing a new whatever it is that's broken or just buy a new PC?  can I somehow use the existing HD in another PC?
Thank you for listening and thank you even more for thinking of replying, if you are. I feel better already.
Dr Karen Francis :eek: