So I just got back from vacation and went to turn my desktop on - I heard the CPU fan start up like normal, but did not hear the beep I normally hear and my fan just runs but that's it.
I cracked open my case and took a look at everything. I took the essentials out and plugged them back in, video card, my ram, etc. I plug them back in, and still I get nothing.
I checked my monitor against my kids computer, and it seems to work just fine.
Any idea's on what the deal is? I've been looking for a reason to upgrade my computer, so this may be it. From the sounds of it, is it dead? Or am I missing something pretty obvious?
Try memory from your kids computer if you can, just needs to be a known working unit. Only reason you need the RAM in there is that 99% of motherboards out there will not POST without it.
You might also get something other than the single short beep, check out Google for possible explanations.