my pc is not booting. After looking at some of the answers on this site I removed the hard drive( SAMSUNG HD161HJ) and removed the RAM chip. Upon powering it up it did not beep and the monitor also gave the no signal message. I have thus realized it could be either:
- Failure of motherboard
- microprocessor failure
My question is how to know which of the two are the issue in this case? and if its the motherboard what makes sense: replacing the entire thing or the more old school approach of taking it upon myself to go all hardware techie and fix it on my own.