- 41 months ago
My old computer is having a problem. It is a prebuilt PC from Gateway. Here are the main spec.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 4GB RAM Nvidia GTS450
It has been a really reliable computer until recently. One day I powered it on as normal, and the only thing I get is really loud CPU fans and case fans. Nothing appears on the monitor. Even the LED on the power button doesn't light up. Only the regular green mobo light lights up.
I tried the following:
1: Power button holding 30 sec trick. 2: Took out the CMOS mobo battery for over 12 hours. (Also did power button trick in the process) 3: Took out all the drives and GPU and seated only one RAM stick in different slots 4: Tried a different RAM stick. 5: Took out the CPU and checked for bent pins (there were none) and reseated the CPU
Still the same. Press power button and immediately, the fans go to full speed with nothing displaying. (Even if I use onboard graphics).
I believe in this case it is the MOBO. But I want to know is it really the MOBO or could it be the CPU. How could I verify?
P.S. Some capacitors on my mobo have leaked (dried stuff are on top of them). BUT they are already like that years back and the PC was still really stable for years.