Computer wont start blank screen

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
November 14, 2010 at 18:53:16
Specs: Windows xp home, 3 x 256 DDR2
I have Pressario SR1910AN. Integrated graphics card, 3x 256 RAM sticks, 80 GB ATA (PATA) 7200 RPM. Running XP Home.
It has been difficult to boot recently. I have to turn off and on a few times to boot. Last night, watching vids on internet and the video was freezing. This morning did a restart and fans on, cd on lights on but blank screen. No BIOS .....nothing. Can this be a video prob or HDD?
Put XP Cd in the Cd runs but still blank screen. have tried a different monitor, checked cabled, checked RAM seating. All looks ok, no overheating etc.
What can this be?

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November 14, 2010 at 19:36:22
Either the power supply is bad, or the power circuitry on the motherboard is going. This is definitely not a HDD problem, and probably not video related.

-Hook up a power supply that you know is in good shape and run the computer for a few hours. If it doesn't boot, you probably have a bad motherboard.
-Check for leaking/bulging capacitors on the motherboard.

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November 14, 2010 at 19:43:17
Capacitors all look good. Power supply is good too. You may be right, possible MOBO problem. Darn it :(

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