computer number 2 is running fine now. it just spontaneously decided to work. I still have some video card issues, but that is software, not hardware. i just need to find the drivers. no biggie.
computer number one is exactly the same as before. i have reseated EVERYTHING. every connection inside that case has been taken apart, canned air..ed?, and reseated. no change. I have tried both computers on the same circuit, and the first computer worked in that outlet for a month, and the second one has been working when i plug it in there, and anything else i plug into it works just fine. The entire time it has been plugged in it has been through a surge protector. I thought it might be a bad power supply, so i took the power supply out of computer number 2 after it started working, plugged it into computer 1, with the exact same results. so I have ruled out ANY bad connection, bad power supply, and bad voltage. anything else?
also, i do not think i properly relayed what was happening with the first computer when i posted before. since i have tried to move it, the only thing that came on were the fans. the way i worded it before seemed like the processor and power unit worked, but thats not the case. the fans for those components came on, and thats all.
also, the only way electricity was getting to was through the power cord. all of my devices are wireless.
Edited by alaskamounds, 28 March 2008 - 03:48 PM.