Computer won't turn on, HELP!!!!!!!
Hi, my computer won't turn on. It's weird, i've tried to diagnoise it, but can not come to a conclusion of where the fault is.
I have been usin my self built amd dualcore/asus mobo computer for several months now. Works perfectly very stable with no problem.
The other day when i was usiny my computer, i suddenly smelt this burning smell from my comp, it immeadietly turned it off. I looked inside, couldn't see where was wrong, so turned it back on. A while later the smell came back, then my comp just shuts off, and will not turn on again(no twitch wat so ever when i press the power switch).
I opend the case and had a look inside, the onboard fans seem to twitch for a second when i press the power switch, but thats about it.
I suspected it was PSU problem. I had a new skyhalk 500W psu lying around so i plugged it in. Same deal as before, but however this time, the fans(cpu, mobo, vidcard) will spin up fine as long as the power is not plugged into my SATA hd. As soon as power is connected to my SATA hd, nothing moves at all as before(when i press power switch ).
So i go pull out a old ATA hd from my other comp, and plug it into this dead comp, now everything spins up, but still i can not get my bios/mobo screen to load up(monitor no signal).
Can anyone suggest what possibly could be wrong? is there a chance that the mobo or cpu is dead? but why would they just die for no reason, i mean if it always has been working really well and i have never touched the hardware since to cause any faults.
Any help greatly appreciated, i seriously dunno where to go from here now,