Odd Behavior, Please Help.
My grandma has like the worst luck with computers and all she does is use it to surf the internet.
This latest event has really got me stumped though. Let me explain the behavior and maybe someone will know what's up.
First off, it's an Emachine T1440. When I power it up, the HDD light on the front just comes on solid. There's is no signal sent to the Monitor to tell it to turn on and there is no light that comes on on the keyboard. The fan on the power supply comes on, but not the fan on the processor.
I tested the hard drive by putting it as a slave drive on my own computer, it works just fine. Ran scandisk, there are no errors on the drive.
I tested the power supply going to the hard drive by unplugging it and plugging in a fan into that supply line. Works just fine.
I have seemingly ruled out the hard drive as the source of the problem. It seems to then lie somewhere on the motherboard itself. Again, no signal is going out to the monitor nor the keyboard.
Anyone have any clues? Any help would be appreciated. Just trying to save her from having to buy a new computer.
I should add, I've also done the obvious like connect the computer to all my working connections, as in, I unplugged my cpu and plugged in the power cord, the monitor, the keyboard and mouse from my existing working pc into her cpu. So that also means it's not the power cord, the keyboard, the monitor or the mouse.
Last edited by smc1377; 08-14-2006 at 12:05 AM.