My primary desktop computer has stopped working entirely. Nothing happens when I press the power button. No noise, no motion, no blinking LEDs, absolutely no response.
However, the power LED on the motherboard lights up when the power supply is plugged in to AC power.
I'm looking for advice on a testing process to determine which is the problematic component. I don't have any spare computer parts, so I can't replace parts individually in an elimination process. I could buy some cheap temporary components for the test, but I'd like to consider this a last resort.
- From the fact that the motherboard LED is on, can I conclude the power supply is providing sufficient power for the motherboard to start?
- If the CPU was damaged, could I expect the motherboard to at least power up the BIOS?
The motherboard is an Asus P5KC