I am trying to fix my Gateway desktop. About 6 months ago it stopped working and since then I started using a laptop. But now I want to fix it since it's much more powerful than my laptop.
The problem is that when I turn it on, the fans start, the hard drive starts spinng but the screen is always blank. Not even a BIOS screen shows up. A clue as to what's wrong may be the fact that when I connect my wireless keyboard the light on it's USB receiver is constantly lit. On a working computer that receiver only lights up when I press a key. But when I connect it to this desktop it's lit non-stop.
Another clue is, when I press and hold the power button it doesn't turn off. But if I unplug the desktop and plug it back in, and it starts again, if I press and hold the power button it shuts off. But it I start it again same problem.
I don't remember what exactly happened the day it stopped working but I don't remember anything crazy happening like a short circuit or anything.
Does anyone have a clue as to what may be wrong?
Hard drive isn't corrupt, I was able to open it using a external hard drive connector on my laptop and see it's contents.