PC will not power up
by tonysab - 1/23/14 12:47 AM
Hi there, I have an Advent T9304 which is a few years old, not used very regularly. My daughter wanted to play a new Sims game on it so installed that and it ran like a dog. Realised this was probably due to only having 1gb RAM whereas the minimum spec on the cover of the game said 2gb required. Therefore I ordered a 1gb memory from Crucial and installed, this improved things and my daughter was a happy bunny for a few days. Everything was ok for a few days of use and then all of a sudden whilst she was playing it, the computer just switched itself off, and won't come back on. My father has taken a look as he's good at these sort of things and has told me that it's not the PSU as he has tried replacing that, and feels it likely to be the motherboard or CPU. The only other clue is that with the side off the PC, when the power switch is pressed you can see the fan move ever so slightly, it's almost like it's trying to start but failing. Does anything I've described here give any clue as to what the likely cause is, or what best to try next to determine the cause? Thanks in advance for any advice.