Hey there guys. Yesterday during a really bad storm, I was at work with my mom. We got a phone call from the alarm company for my house saying that the shocks had gone off and the police were called. Thinking that lightning struck the house, I went home to reset the alarm. When I got home, I noticed all of the clocks throughout the house had reset, indicating a temporary blackout. In addition, I always keep my PC and my mac on 24/7. When I got home, my mac was off. My PC had restarted herself, as she normally does after a power outage.
Finding no other problems, I worked on my PC all nite long. Everything worked fine. Today, upon waking up, I went over to the computer. I moved the mouse around to awake the monitor, and nothing! The fans spin up, the hdd light goes on, and NOTHING. No beeps, nothing out of the monitor, no POST, nothing.
I opened up the machine and made sure the CPU was secure on the motherboard and I tried removing the RAM. No difference.
I looked in my motherboard's manual to see if there was something about resetting the BIOS but I couldn't find anything. I don't even know if that would help because the machine doesn't even beep or POST.
I have an Asus P4PE motherboard with a 533 Mhz system bus P4 3.06 ghz with HT technology. I recently upgraded the RAM in the machine about a month or two ago, so I doubt it would have gone bad so quickly.
A problem with my machine that I am aware of is that there isn't very much (or as much as there should be) sticky contact stuff between my CPU and heatsink. However, the heatsink fan does spin up.