posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 10:38 PM
I'm reduced to useing Country Soul's old laptop to gather information.
Our main system has crashed.
The system will not post. Not even a beep.
I turn it on and the lights come on, but it won't show a boot screen, it just stays black, but the lights are on.
Actions I've Taken So Far.
I pulled the power supply and replaced it with a new one.
Replaced the battery on the motherboard.
Pulled out the cards one by one, and re-booted after each.
Replaced the RAM.
Pulled the hard drives and just left the O/S on a single drive.
Swaped out A:, C:, D:, E:, F:, and G: drives.
I'm down to replacing the the procesor and motherboard, but those are the most expensive parts.
Any suggestions at this point will prevent me from pulling out the rest of my hair.
Do I need to bite the bullet and buy the new board ???
Or can I test what I have and work from there ???
If anyone has an idea that I can explore, I'm open.....
Any ideas would be appreciated.