Sorry for the unspecific title, I will try and be as clear as I can in here.
Basically, my PC I think overheated. I think the fan broke down, the PC suddenly turned itself off. I opened up and the thing was ABSOLUTELY ROASTING!
Now, I immediately left it to cool down overnight. I suspected something had burned out but ascertianing exactly what is fairly tricky.
I feel that it may be the motherboard which has burned out.
I plugged the PC back in, turned power on, pressed the on switch and nothing apart from an initial clicking sound.
Any pointers on whether and how I could test if it was the motherboard. Unfortunately, I do not have ocnvenient access to another Pc to put it in and try?
What other things could have burnt out? Could the processor ever burn out?
I wonder whether this is going to be a horrendously expensive problem or not? i.e. motherboard alone or prcoessor as well. The problem is that I am a student and am thus on a very tight budget.
I have never replaced a motherboard before, but need to carry out my own repairs as I am that skint.