My pc suddenly started shutting itself down for no apparent reason I put this down to a poor switch. Now it's done it again but when I restart there's nothing on the screen at all - it's just black. I can hear the hard drive running as if everything is ok but nothing happens. I swapped the base unit and I now have a pc again and also eliminated the monitor as the culprit. Can anyone help please?
do you get any display when booting up if not you probably have a hardware problem open your pc case and make sure everything is pushed in tight then turn your pc on see if all the fans are working if their not you could have a faulty power supply if they are I would try swapping the graphics card from your working system if it works then you will have the source of your problem (power supply--graphics cards have high failure rates)
The graphics is a radeon 9800 pro in the agp slot. theres no onboard graphics so I can't just remove it. There's no display at all on booting up. I'll try the power supply first since I have a spare - but it'll be tomorrow night now.
Thanks, I've had access to another pc and juggling the components I now know it's not monitor, graphics card or PSU, so it's looking like the CPU. Is there any way I can test that without a spare one? What is the likelihood of a problem on the motherboard?
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