|Will a bad video card prevent a computer from turning on at all? |
I have a box stock HP desktop, my son was palying a game on it when it froze up. He turned it off, then when he tried turning it back on he got nothing. He didn't report any burning smells, etc., but 10 year olds miss things...
The green light by the plug is on when plugged in, but absolutley nothing else happens.
I took it in to a repair shop, figuring it was a power supply, as based on these forums, they seem to be a common problem with matching symptoms. The other likely problem out of these forums sounds like the mother board (right?)
The guy at the shop called me and said he needed to replace the Video card. I freely admit that I know Jack about how a system works, but that doesn't make logical sense to me. Searching this forum, I can't find a single reference to a failed video card causing a complete and total failure. Shouldn't fans and drives, etc. at least power on, even without a video card?
this feels a lot like I am getting my pants pulled down by the guy at the shop. Does that diagnosis make any sense?