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PC Dead, Need A Hand Diagnosing It

AbracadanielAbracadaniel CertifiedBrimperRegistered User regular
So my desktop machine decided to start acting odd Thursday night. Basic description was some weirdness on the monitors, crazy green artifacting, on reboot Win7 display looked super low-rez. I figure it's maybe a dying graphics card (Nvidia 9800GT) but Friday afternoon I go to boot the machine up and nothing. No error codes, no beeps, nada. All I get is a blue light toward the bottom of the board, and a red light toward the top, nearish to the CPU. When I hit the power switch the PSU, CPU, other assorted fans begin to spin up, but just as quickly shut back off.

I know the thing at least appears to be getting power, but without an error code to go on, I'm guessing maybe the mobo is dead?

Anyone have some advice/maybe a walkthrough or two to help me figure out if it's salvageable before I go out and order a new one on Newegg?

The machine was built about a year or two ago. Foxconn Blackops Mobo (I'll have to check on the specific model), Thermaltake 430w PSU, 4GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia 9800 GT graphics card.

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