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My computer just died on me

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    My computer just died on me


    I was internet surfing, when my computer rebooted on it's own. When it restarted, I got the event code from the event viewer and was searching the internet for info. That's when it really died, screen went black and it apparently shutdown.

    Now, when I attempt to start it, the hard drive indicator led turns on and the DVD drive spins up, but the fans do not come on and there is nothing displayed on the monitor.

    Did my motherboard just die?
    Any ideas of what I should do now?

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    Most painless thing to do is to try another, known good PSU. Recheck all the power connections and reseat all the cards including RAM and disks connections. That MB and CPU have video of their own so you can try without GPU, just to discount possibility of it being bad.
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    Yeah, try another PSU, another GPU (use internal graphics or another PCI-E graphics card) and remove all ram modules except one and try all of them, one at a time. You can also disconnect all not mandatory components like HDDs, PCI-E cards, optical drives etc. in order to make sure the problem is not caused by a short-circuited component. If all fails you are down to 2 possibilities: CPU or mainboard. Since nowadays a CPU failure is extremely unusual (unless you overclocked and overvolted your CPU recently) there is a high probability that the mainboard is the reason for the failure.
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