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Came home from work yesterday and my desktop looked like it wasn't coming out of sleep. Noticed no power to the keyboard and mouse. Rebooted and it wouldn't. No post beeps, no display, no hard drive spin up. All the fans turn on (CPU, PSU, and video card).
I pulled all the RAM (Had 4 512 sticks) and tried them one at a time, same story. Even with no RAM it does the same thing so I don't think the problem lies there.
Another computer in the house has the same PSU, swapped it out. Didn't change a thing.
Now I'm looking at either the CPU, motherboard, or video card. I don't have anything in the house I can swap into this one (No AGP slots, PCIe only) and no other LGA775 proc's. Can anyone help me figure out which one it is if that is possible? I'm thinking video card because I found a lot of pet hair (chinchilla) and dust clogging the fan and giant heat sink/plastic thing. Factors against this are the fact that when I disconnected the 6-pin PCIe power connector from the card and tried to start up the computer, it made the high pitched solid beep that indicates the cable is disconnected. I guess it could be fried and that would still happen but I don't know.