|Quite right Jam - now that I look at it it's a 5150. |
Jgutz - I just want to get it working again and I'm reliably informed that this means replacing the motherboard. I don't pretend to know what I'm talking about here. Basically it was not far out of it's warranty when problems started re powering it up. The light in the power button would just flash and after a random amount of time (that got longer and longer as time went on) there would be a click and a whirr internally and the power button would then work! Once it was on it was fine, no crashing or power failures - the problem was just getting it to turn on. Eventually it wouldn't come on now matter how long I waited so I put it in to a PC repair shop and afteb much testing I was told the motherboard had failed and needed replaced but there are no UK suppliers I can find (any suggestions?)
someone at work is selling their 2400 for much cheapness and I was just wondering if I could use his motherboard in my 5150.
Thanks for your advice &assistance!