Hi everyone. I'm having an issue with my computer and I don't know how to fix it or what is wrong. This problem just randomly happened. a few days ago, I turned it on and no matter how long I wait, nothing happens. normally, when I turn it on, the fan will be loud for like 3-4 seconds and it will show Dell and other stuff on the screen as its booting, after those 3-4 seconds, the fan becomes very quite and everything loads on the screen. but now, the fan stays loud and never becomes quite and the screen just stays black with absolutely nothing on it. do you know whats wrong and how I can fix it?
my computer is a Dell Inspiron 530s with windows vista. (32-bit)
heres the owners manual (if it helps)
I opened it up and made sure all the wires were connected securely and visibly, nothing looks wrong. although I don't know very much about computers so I could be wrong. I also noticed, theres an orange light on the inside. but I think it was already like that. on the back of the computer, there is a green light. there are no beep codes.
I'm guessing this is a hardware failure. and if it helps, I have an old laptop that I can use to salvage for parts.
(if they would even be compatable)
If you can help, it would be greatly apprechiated. theres a lot of important things on my hard drive and it would be horrible if I couldn't ever access them again.