My Computer Won't Start Up!
Posted on 2006-05-31
My computer shut down all of a sudden yesterday, and I cannot get any response from it now. At first I thought it was probably the PSU, but I got a new PSU and that did not change things. So now it seems like the mobo is the likely culprit. However, my current mobo (a Gigahertz GA-8IGX running the Intel 845G chipset) has an LED that tells you when it is not safe to add or remove DIMMs. I noticed both with the old as well as the new PSUs that that LED would come on when I shitched on the power. That is the only indication of life. The PSU fan does not even spin.
I am certainly no expert in diagnosing computer failures. Am I correct is assuming that I have ruled out the PSU as being the problem? Assuming that to be the case, then would that LED on the mobo light if a dead mobo were the culprit? Is there anything else I should be checking?