|First time poster.|
I have a Dell Dimension 4600c that is about.. oh couple years old. I can't even recall, but older than three for sure. I am not the only one who uses this computer.
I came to it tonight and it was off. I haven't touched it in a few days. When proceeding to power it up, the light went on, the fans went on, but there was no signal to the monitor and the monitor stayed in powersave mode. so, now i can't see anything or do anything to get it to start. on top of this, the keyboard is getting no power either. when pressing numlock or capslock, the buttons do not light up on the keyboard. when unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back into the back of the computer, they light up briefly then go away. the mouse, which is a USB optical Logitech mouse, is getting power, but since i cannot see anything i am doing, is useless to the cause.
The only culprit i can think that has screwed this computer into not starting it Limewire. The other person in my house who does use my computer, uses Limewire, which i should have removed the second i saw it. I am thinking this could be a virus, but i could be wrong, as it could be a hardware problem.
please help me fix my poor computer.