Well, I guess I assumed it's the MOBO. It will power on but nothing ever shows on the monitor.
According to the guy I got it from,(well actually, his wife), it has been this way since he tried to start it with the memory in the pci slot. The MOBO spec's say this.......
"Three PCI bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to PCI bus connector 2)"
I believe he put the memory in slot 2. (I had to talk to his wife and she knows less than him).
By the time I got to it, he had the memory in the right slot alongside another mem. stick. They wanted the memory stick and video card back so they could return it, leaving me with a stock system. (e-machines T2862) The MOBO is a D845GVSR Seabreeze.
If you think it is other than the MOBO, I'm all ears.
I've verified that the monitor and the hdd work. I'm guessing the psu is o.k. as lights come on, but that's just a guess.
Thanks for your help. I've never dealt with this before.