My computer just decided to die on me today. Well, this has happened before, but all I did before was unplug the power supply and wait a few minutes, and it fixes itself somehow..
not today. Here's the youtube video:
(sorry about that expletive)
It's not that visible in the video, but there's a decent amount of dust in there.. is it the dust causing it?
The spec is as follows:
cpu: Core 2 Quad Q6600
motherboard: GIGABYTE EP45 - DS3P
ram: Kingston KVR8002N5 - 1G
HDD: Seagate 320GB SATA II
VGA: ASUS EN9800GTHB - HTDI - 1G
DVD/w : PIONEER 216BK
Sound Card: on board
The power supply seems to be "GW 550sel", I think GW stands for Great Wall.
So yeah, any definite ideas? I'm about to try swap the video card from another computer to this one, but yeah..
Also, I unplugged the whole thing, and started vacuuming the dust away, from the fans using a makeshift paper pipe (to get to the small places). It's relatively cleaner now.
I plugged it in, it made it through the boot screen, and booted my ubuntu. A while later though, the screen etc just froze with no response. After a forced shutdown, booting again leads to the same situation as shown in the video..
so could this be a PSU problem?