First off, I would like to thank anyone who contributes any help towards my issue. I very much appreciate the time you guys spend helping others on the forums.
Onto the info:
My computer's been working fine for a few months now. I generally never turn it off. Recently I had to go home from school for thanksgiving break. I turned my computer off only to find that it never starts up ever again. When I push the power button now, I don't see anything on my monitor, there are no beeps, and the only sound which I hear other than the humming of the fan is a click that happens every 2 seconds or so. This happened once a few days before also when I turned my computer off, but it worked when I unplugged my monitor so I figured it is some kind of graphics card or gfx driver issue, but this time unplugging the monitor doesn't do anything to help the situation. I generally consider myself pretty good with computers, so I tried to troubleshoot a bit and locate the source of the problem.
I removed my graphics card: no effect
I unplugged the hard drives, DVD, and any other things that eat up power: no effect
I unplugged the front and back side USB ports: no effect
I unplugged the PC speaker: the click went away, but the computer still did not boot
I removed one chip of ram at a time: no effect
Here are the specs for my computer:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33G
2GB DDR3 PC1333 Ram (in 2 sticks of ram 1GB each)
680W Power Supply
GeForce 9800GT 1GB 16X PCI-E Graphics Card
Other removable hardware (4 SATAII hard drives, 1 DVD drive, USB drives, Card Reader, 2x external hard drives, 2 monitors (VGA with digital converter), speaker system.)
Thanks again for any help offered
Edited by pandamoose, 02 December 2009 - 01:05 PM.