ok, I start from the beginning. I did a hard shut down (holding in the power button) the other day to make my computer shut down. No biggie as I was gonna bring it back up and fomat and install Xp again. After the hard shut down, it wouldn't come on again. Nothing. The green light on my m/b was on...so I was thinking bad switch. Bought a switch at radio shak, soldered the wires to the new switch and wa-la...NOTHING. Ok, now I'm thinking bad pwr supply Or worse...possibly bad m/b. With power supplys costing about as much as a case with a pwr supply I opted for a whole new case w/ pwr supply. I got an Antec w/ 350 watt pwr supply from BB ( I didn't feel like waiting and ordering from newegg or tigerdirect...and yes I got raped on the price $83!!)
Ok, come home swap everything over and wa-la...it comes on but no video. I have a 256MB AGP XFX nVidia graphics card. I noticed the fan on the card is not working. I swap the monitor to on board video and still nothing. My hard drive had XP Pro on it and I don't know if it is booting to it or not b/c of the video problem. I believe the onboard video is turned off b/c I have the AGP card. i can't even get to the BIOS to turn it back on and find out whats going on.
What do you think? Bad M/b? Bad video card? I even tried an old ATI PCI video card I had lying around...NOTHING! I'm leaning toward bad m/b b/c of no video input working. I only have about a month and a half left of my 3 year warranty and have already contacted Intel. They say you have to go thriugh phone support and they waive the support fee. My m/b is an Intel D865GBF w/ a 3.0Ghz HT P4 and 1GB DDR 400 RAM. If you can help, please do. I'm so frustrated--ASUS