Need Words of Wisdom, plz!
I know the first thing that will come to you mind: "Man! Did this n00b use the 'search' button at all?" But, I don't exactly know that to search for and I was hoping you guys can help me.
OK, here's the stuff:
Friday(Feb. 3) night: (I'm 15) I'm playing StarCraft with my friends at 10:00 p.m. Everything is going great, even the game. I turn off the computer and go to sleep at 11:00 p.m.
Next morning: I get up and turn the computer on. It looks normal at first. Then it begins to act weird. It just starts to restart itself over and over again. But, it never ever went to Window's light blue log-in screen during all that restarting. So, I went to "manual-override" and turned the outlet-thingy off. Then I turned it back on. And the computer runs fine, for now. 5 minutes into normal activities(chatting on AIM) it freezes. So, I do "manual-override" again. It keeps freezing after 5 minutes, it went into this cycle about...3-4 times. So I just decided to leave it off.
2 days later: I try to turn the computer on, but it doesn't turn on.
Here's the symptoms:
- The "POWER" light turns and stays on.
- Hard Disk light doesn't even turn on. (Isn't it suppose to constantly flash?)
- CD drives lights doesn't even turn on.
- CD drives doesn't even open.
- (When I opened it up) The internal fan doesn't even turn on.
- Monitor is fine. (but it says "No Signal")
- Speakers are fine.
- DSL thingy is fine, the lights are green.
- Printer is fine.
Does anyone know what's going on?
I know that most likely it is a non-fixable problem and that my dad will buy another sub-$300, but I just want to know what the heck happened to my computer. (its one of those "at least I want to know more about what happened"-type thing)
Thanks in advance!