Originally Posted by QuaziBee
Is it a vacuum designed for anti static protection? Some hand held vacs can cause a static discharge when used inside a computer.
Actually no. Its just a vacuum.
Well to update you...last night I took the cpu you out and unplugged everything but the leads. I put everything back and what it appeared to be was that the power cable connecting to the floppy was plugged incorrectly. When I plugged it in the right way it turned on.
BUT now I have new problems.
I got all excited cuz the cpu turned on, the hard drive was spinning...but nothing came on the screen. I spent the entire night playing with the leads replugging everything and nothing.
Basically what happens is, it turns on..the hard drive light comes on but only comes on solid. Usually when its loading it flickers you know? Anyway the cpu turns on, I heard the hard drive spinning and it sounds like its about to load up something but nothing much happens after that. Nothing comes up on the screen and Ive checked the power and connection to the video card. The screen is getting no signal. Also no beeps or anything like that.
Also the case has a fan on its side that blows air out....that also was not coming on. So this morning I connected the cable that goes to this fan to another cable and it turned on but was running extremely weak. It would spin but at slow speeds and sometimes sputter.