ok so a colleague of mine brought in her bf's emachine desktop which doesnt power on. He had replaced the power supply but still no sign of life. Anyways there's def power to the board as indicated by a green led on the board. but i just cant get it to start. The old power supply has definitely died. So i am going to suggest replacing the Motherboard CPU and Memory with a motherboard bundle which will prob cost less than £100. Once i've replaced all the parts will i be able to boot the machine using the existing XP install or am i going to have to reinstall the OS too?
I have considered replacing the motherboard with an exact same model but i fear that if i do that theirs a good chance the CPU will be dead too and i dont have a way to test the CPU. I've tested the memory in another system and that works but its a pitiful 256MB.
Thanks for any advice?