Okay, my sister's PC, (which I built over a year ago) has apparently failed or died. Initial symptom was no picture on the monitor. I tried another monitor, still nothing. Conclusion....graphics card! Tried another graphics card, no change. Conclusion.......CPU or Motherboard? A couple of other symptoms occured which may have some bearing. The machine seems reluctant to start up straight off, and sometimes not at all for a while. Also, the mobo light comes on straight away, but flickers a bit for a little while before eventually remaining steady. I'm stumped as to where the problem lies, and what steps to take next. I feel bad 'cos I built the damn thing, but I need help to pinpoint the problem so I can fix it. Any ideas guys?
seems to me it could be the motherboard(light flickering)failing that it could be a power supply problem..try replacing the board first,borrow one if you can.. and then try a different power supply beg or borrow one of those if you can aswell(saves paying out when it might not be the problem)regards karl