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Stupid computer...
blaisepascal
This morning, I went to use my desktop machine, and it was off. I usually leave it on.
Turning it on didn't work.
Unplugging it and plugging it back in didn't work.
Power-cycling the power strip also powercycled the monitors and speakers, but the computer stayed off.

A trip to Best Buy, and a new $40 power supply later... There's a glowing LED on the motherboard that indicates it is receiving some power, but the computer refuses to turn on.

I just ordered a new $65 motherboard from New Egg, in hopes that the problem isn't a problem with the CPU or memory. So hopefully on Wednesday or so I'll be able to swap mother boards and get it working again.

If not, I guess I'm ordering a new $50 CPU. I'll probably order another 8GB of memory as well, to boost the system to 16.

I didn't want to buy a new computer for Christmas. Bummer.

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