All was going well till I replaced an IDE cable. (Yes, IDE, it's several years old.) Then when turning it on, no video, no beeps.
Fans are on, disks are spinning up.
I think that I didn't turn off the external main power the last time I plugged the IDE cable in to the mobo. The PC's front panel switch was turned off, but I the mobo was probably still live.
I've turned it off and on a dozen times, to no avail.
So: is it a write off?
Any other tests or advice? (Other than: replace the mobo, which is what I am hoping not to have to do.)
PS: one hour later; powered on with no expection of change, and I had video! (POST from BIOS).
I had unplugged all the drives, so couldn't do anything.
I'll plug and pray tomorrow (late night now.)
Is there some fuse/capacitor that has reset?
Any light anyone can throw on this, please advise.
I'd like to know WTF is going on.
I need this to be stable, I use it for my home office.
Edited by Asp, 08 May 2012 - 10:30 AM.