After a morning of playing around in Draenor, I went off to do other things, leaving my computer sitting idle.
I came back a while later to find it off and unable to power up. I figured it was probably the power supply, as the whole thing had been making some odd, high pitched noises when I started up that morning.
I ran down to Fry’s and picked up a new power supply, took the old one out, blew out all the dust bunnies while I was there, installed the new one and… nothing.
Well, not nothing.
The unit starts to power up. The fan on power supply starts to spin for a second, and then everything stops, save two LED on the motherboard.
I have been digging around to find out what that might mean for a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard, but haven’t had any luck. I opened a ticket with Gigabyte, but I do not expect they will get back to me quickly during a holiday week.
I have pulled everything out, pared down the motherboard to the bare minimums, and no change in behavior. Then I put everything back, piece by piece again, and still no luck. The power supply looks good (I went out and got a second one just to make sure it wasn’t the first one I bought) and various components such as RAM or the video card or the various fans have no effect on the status, so I am at a loss as to what to try next at the moment. This is, of course, made more difficult by not being able to use my computer to look things up.
I hate to chuck the lot, but I am not sure I can pare this down to what needs to be replaced. Just a new motherboard seems like a possibility, but then I thought just a new power supply was all I would need a few hours back.
Anyway, there will likely be a dearth of posts as there won’t be much video game playing while I work on this. Not the way I wanted to start a week’s vacation.