I decided to rescue my daughters old Advent out of the shed which has lay dormant for a few years for my grand-kids to use, it was moth-balled initially due to continual shut-downs etc and not having the time to look at it and she then went and bought a new one.
I have tried to initially boot the system up and it was losing power almost immediately within a few seconds, then would not come back on at all. I took this as being the PSU and today bought a new one from Maplin.
I have installed the new one and connecting everything up, this is what I now have:
Solid Power light which remains on - good 10 mins and no power loss
Cooling fan is running constant
No activity at all on the HD, doesnt even sound like it is trying to boot
Factory built cd drive does not open (no power light to see if this is ok?)
DVD writer (bought Toshiba additional one) rom drive light is permanently on although clicking open will not open the tray - it does nothing
LED on motherboard is constantly on
I have tried removing add-on memory modules to see if this helps and nothing.
I cannot hear any beeps at all, the keyboard does not light up although this is a usb connection and the output into the monitor is nil.
Any ideas? Would replacing the Mobo battery help (pc is about 10 years old now or thereabouts)
Has the harddrive gone or worse still the MBoard?
Some specs on the machine are:
2.66ghz Intel P4 512mb ram - although I upgraded this to 1gb Geforce 4MX Card MX440SE 128mb 120gb HD I have installed also a Sound Blaster Live card ICute PSU 400W - A07HF in Maplins online site (replaced inbuilt 300w one) FACTORY SPECS: Motherboard Information * CPU Support: Socket 478. Bus/clock speed: 533MHz / 400MHz * System Memory: 2 DDR DIMMs. Supports DDR333. Max. 2GB * Chipset: o SiS 651 o AGP 4x o Onboard video embedded in SiS 730D chipset o Onboard C-Media CMI9738/4CH AC'97 audio * Form Factor: microATX - 244 mm x 220 mm CPU Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz BIOS PhoenixBIOS. Press the DEL key to enter Motherboard Elite L4S5MG3 Memory 512 MB DDR RAM - PC2100 Hard Drive 120GB Maxtor 6Y120L0 CD Drive Liteon LTD165 16x DVD ROM GCE 8481B CDRW 48 x 24 x 48 Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive fitted Video Card nVIDIA Geforce4 MX 440-SE 128MB Sound Card Avance AC'97 Speakers Advent stereo powered speakers Modem Generic Soft 56K modem Network Card RealTek 8100L (onboard - RTL8139) Ports (front) 1x IEEE1394 (FireWire) 2x USB 1x Headphone 1x Microphone Ports (rear) 1x PS/2 Keyboard 1x PS/2 Mouse 1x Parallel 1x Serial 2x VGA 4x USB 1x IEEE1394 (FireWire) 1x LAN 1x Line-in 1x Line-out 1x Microphone 1x S-Video 1x Modem 1x Telephone Case Fiat 2 Keyboard Advent multimedia keyboard Mouse Advent optical mouse
Any upgrades asides from the PSu which was today where done many years ago, but they never had an issue as they will installed a good 12 months before all these shutdowns etc started which lead to the PC going into the shed!
Thanks in advance
Edited by Poquelin, 18 July 2011 - 02:51 PM.