I have a Compaq Presario Desktop PC that I've been using for about 8 years now. I haven't felt the need to buy a new computer because I have a newer laptop. I'm a novice with computer hardware so please speak in basic enough terms for me to understand.
I have a compaq presario desktop pc that has died. For over a month, the computer has been making a very loud and worrysome humming noise. The other day, I guess the computer finally went? I'm not sure, because when I booted up the computer, the power light on the power button didn't light up and nothing came up on the screen. Though, I heard fans running rather loudly inside the computer.
I took out the power supply unit and administered the green wire test. After putting the paperclip into the green and black wires, I plugged the power cable back in and the fan was spinning. So I know that the power supply unit isn't dead. Could the power supply still be the issue? Could it be the motherboard?