Re: nothing works
On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 06:15:08PM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> my old computer's dead as a whole. i determined that it was either
> the motherboard or processor, and bought a new combo. plugged them
> in. turned on computer, and all is well! i let it download email for
> a while, transferred over some files, and went to reboot for some
> reason. it halted ... and then never came back up. i can't even turn
> it on now -- the fan whirrs, but it doesn't even get as far as
> POSTing, and there's no signal to the monitor. this is where i was
> before -- BUT it was up for two hours! what's wrong?
> i'm going to go swap around RAM when i get home. but i find it very
> weird that it booted once, and no longer.
Make sure your power supply fan is turning. Smell the power supply
vents to see if it is burned out. Check for unusual heat also.
If it is damaged you many be getting enough power to turn the CPU fan
and that is about it.
To know the truth is to distort the Universe.
Alfred N. Whitehead (adaptation)