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No display, pc "emergency" 4 sec power off not working

My Pc last night showed no display on the monitor so i pressed the power button for 4 secs and nothing happened. I then unplugged the pwr cord and replugged. I then pushed the power button and the pc turns on but no display and once turned on, I cannot turn the computer off. The hard drive activity light is solid red.

It was working fine not 3 minutes before this happened.
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Your power supply may have died, but it may also have damaged other components like the motherboard in the process.  Try to find a compatible one with at least as much power to swap in, as an initial test.

>It was working fine not 3 minutes before this happened.
Unfortunately, most parts that break don't give you any warning that they are about to fail, so never use this as a criteria.
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Power supply is only a month old. The system powers up fine, just doesnt power off.

I am not getting post information which leads me to believe the BIOS became corrupt. I ordered new bios chips and I will wait and see.

This has happened in the past and bios was the culprit. No display, no post, etc, swapped bios and all worked ok.

This Asus mobo p4c800-e has giving me problems. I RMA'd the mobo 1 time already and they sent back saying the mobo was fine.
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