My wife's computer won't work any more. Suddenly it's decidedto go belly up! When I say it's dead it seems to have power in that the light is on the fan is going and it warms up but that's it. Nothing on the screen at all, and I've checked out the monitor which works elsewhere fine. It is about 4 years old and has XP home. I suppose there isn't something simple and obvious that i can do to get it going again?
Many thanks for everyone's help. Could the PSU have gone if the light is still on and the fan is working? If it is the PSU I wouldn't know how to find it or do anything about it. There does not seem to be a build u of dust. I'll try a different lead, I've had trouble with monitor leads before.Anyone got any other thoughts?
As well as other advice given, it's always worth checking out the ram memory, I had a similar problem a couple of years back, fans running etc but computer screen dead, no post failure beeps. In my case I had 2X1GB sticks of ram memory and one of them had failed. If you've got more than one stick of ram, try booting up with only one stick of ram at any one time, if that doesn't work try with another stick, but only one at any one time and try in different ram slots if need be. It may not be the problem but it's an easy thing to check out yourself and worth eliminating as a possible cause.
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