|Yeah I see your point, at the time it just seemed quite a general question.|
Sorry, I didn't realise it had to be that detailed, to answer your questions:
- Nothing, was using it like normal, shut it down as usual, next day he tried to start it up and it wouldn't, with the above problem. The computer itself has been working since bought with no problems, well over a year old.
- Nope, completely standard, hadn't even opened the case.
- I don't know the CPU, I know its an Intel Dual Core, but nothing else, sorry.
- The power supply is also just standard, it's been working perfectly fine since bought, and it's 14a going throught the 12v rail.
- 500w Jeantech PSU, that's back in other PC and not with me at the minute, so if you need the model number/more details i'll have to get it later.
- Left everything in place, unplug the CPU fan and plug the extra fan in. Yes, exactly the same connection.
- Possible but unlikely, surely it wouldn't be able to build up enough heat within 3 seconds for the thermal protection to kick in?
- Nope, no clicks before the system shuts down, I hear the CD drive making sounds as it gets power, the and hard drive spinning up, but then the power just dies.
Thanks for the help so far.