My younger brother was just playing Minecraft on my parents' XP computer when it suffered a catastrophic failure. By this I mean there was a loud bang (loud enough for me to hear in the next room, with music playing). At first, it sounded like something had hit the floor in the next room. The system apparently immediately powered off. There was a mild "burning" odor in the air as well. After a few minutes, upon visual inspection, I noticed the power supply unit was noticeably warm to to the touch. The system will not even begin to boot.
I am not too familiar with the specs of this system. What I could determine by looking inside, I have listed below...
Logisys 480 W PSU
WD 2000JS 200 GB HDD
Asus N13219 motherboard
2 GB Ram
I cannot get a good enough look to determine what the CPU is.
I also noticed the heatsink fan was not very clean at all, and parts of it were caked with dust... So I'm wondering if this might be CPU-related... Not sure if it's that, or the power supply... or something else entirely.
Any assistance is appreciated.
Edited by Barginski, 09 January 2015 - 08:09 PM.