Posted on 2004-03-26
Bought my wife a green Alienware case (overstock, cheap) from Tiger on St. Patrick's Day :) I transferred all the hardware from her old PC to the new case. Came to power on - nothing, except all the fans and the CD-RW (although the light was orange, except when the IDE cable was disconnected, then it was green and the drawer would open). No video, no POST beeps, no floppy light. Changed the power Molex's around, new IDE cables, still nothing. So I removed everything - RAM, PCI cards, (video is PCI), IDE cables, still no POST beeps. I'd installed a quieter CPU fan in the transfer, so I figured I'd static'ed something and bit the bullet & bought another mobo/CPU/fan from Tiger. I put that in the case this morning and I still get no POST & no video. The case is beginning to sound suspect, but I don't know how. Please solve my dilemma.
I am about to reinstall the original hardware into her old case & see what happens.