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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.