ok so i have a question id like to ask and see what everyones opinion is, a few weeks back i was watching a movie on my computer via the internet and my computer froze so i held in the power button to turn it off and then attempted to turn it back on and when i did i had no video whatsoever! i have 2 video cards, not using the sli feature, so anyways i tried to use each one singley to see if one had burnt out, still got no video, so i tried an older regular video card in my only pci slot on my motherboard, still got no video, so i think maybe the pci-e and pci slots have burnt out cuz im pretty danged sure that the older video card works and shouldnt of at least one of the cards worked, buut on the other hand im confused by that my computer still comes on and getting power so that means the motherboard isnt totally burnt out if that is the problem, anyways so what does everyone think, do u think it could be the motherboard in any way, my motherboard by the way has some slot where i put a card that tells it to either use the sli feature or not and i dont think i have tried taking it out and just putting in one video, should i try that, im soo frustrated and upset, i want my computer back! lastly does anyone know if there is a way for me to get my motherboard tested, like by taking it in somewhere, is there something it can be hooked up to for testing? thanks in advance for all answers
Sounds like it's dead. Don't ask me why. The only way to be totally sure is to pull the ram out and try it in another board or try putting the ram in diff slots to eliminate this as a problem or run all the components in a diff board.
If the hard drive lights are plugged in and you can hear operational noise then simply by watching the hdd led you can guess if it's booting to the os (without screen)
I doubt you have any shared folders or remote desktop enabled but this would be another way to tell if it was booting.
If it's still in warranty then you can either send it back to where you got it from or send it back to the manufacturer.
Unfortunately if it's dead and not under warranty then it will be cheaper to fork out for a new one rather than taking it to a pc shop to be repaired.
answered Nov 21 '10 at 15:09