My girlfriend just moved into a new apartment, and her computer mysteriously stopped working when she tried to boot up at her apartment.
The model is a HP Pavilion a405n.
Whenever plugged into a power source, the blue power button flashes. However, when I push it, it does not start up. No fans. No PSU or CPU fans run. I tried resetting the bios by resetting what I thought was the bios jumper, and then removing the CMOS battery for 15 minutes.
Note: This computer was working hours prior to bringing it to her apartment.
I just tried it at my place, and still the same exact thing.
Another weird thing: the LCD monitor she has goes ape*&$% when powered up. Flickers like MAD with lines and whatnot going all over the place, certainly NOT good.
The only thought I have is that something is weird at her apartment. Is it possible there is a strong magnetic field or something crazy like that? I ask this because I went over there with MiniDV tapes to show her on my camcorder, and the tapes were working before I got there, and then they became corrupted at her place. WEIRD. However, they healed... somehow.... after being at my place for a day. While messed up, there were about 6 thick grey lines going across the screen, like a thick comb ran over it.