Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to read the thread... I know there's about a million of these around, but I've done everything that I can think of to get my comp to post.
I'll give the scenario and maybe someone will have an answer. I'd like to apologize in advance for my wall of text... this is just becoming a very big headache.
I bought an Acer Aspire at the end of 2008, during the time I've had this comp I've upgraded the RAM, power supply and video card in it. Since then I've had a couple over-heating issues but this was to be expected since I only have the default heatsink and had a very dusty back end fan (which has now been replaced).
The computer has been running fine other than the occasional lock-up due to overheating so I decided that I would poke around and see if I could add another fan into the case. I discovered that it had front fan holes so I thought I'd try there. Once I finally figured out how to take the front end off I tried to fit it on the outside, didn't fit, so I ended up removing the HD so I could try to get it in on the inside, but it didn't fit either.
Now here is where I think I may have done something to cause the posting issue: The fan that I had didnt have an indicator for air-flow, so while I had the HD unplugged (forgot that I had it like that) I plugged in the comp and the fan and turned it on.
Now would something like this have caused any issues if I had everything else connected? [e.g. USB cords...etc]
On a side note:
I did recently tune my nvidia 9600GT with a piece of software I found called MSI Afterburner.
I just want to let you all know that I have done EVERYTHING that I can think of... and by this I mean
- making sure cables/installed hardware are secure
- cycled all my ram
- cycled HD and CD-ROM drive + data cables
- Re-seated CPU
- I have no externals
- I have no new hardware
- All fans are working
- Power is constant
- Tried onboard video
After going through all of that, it still will not post... I really want to avoid spending more money on this comp, and I know there must be a way to fix the issue.
Thanks in advance.