Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:10 AM
I built my own PC about 2 years ago now and its been running fine (give or take the odd virus) ever since then. However, now if I turn it on and leave it for a while, when I come back, my screen is blank with the red flight flashing (indicating the monitor is on but receiving no signal) and the computer is still on. All the fans are still running but the HDD light is permanently on. I press and hold my power button to turn the PC off as I cannot shut it down properly, and then turn it back on, but the HDD light remains lit, I get no beep indicating the machine is starting up and then nothing else happens.
I thought this may be a one off occurrence but have now experienced this 4/5 times. I have since taken my computer apart and put it back together twice to see if the hardware is all OK and it all seems fine, but still the problem occurs.
With all the symptoms I think it must be a hardware problem although I'm not the most knowledgeable of people.
Sending this from my laptop,