My new e4300 rig is running nicely at 3.2ghz. However, my old AMD xp 2200+ rig which I gave to my father has given up! He said it froze a couple of times and now wont POST at all (nothing on screen at all, single bleep on power on).
I have to fix this this weekend for him - is there anyway I can figure out whats wrong by doing any tests? I dont have another board/cpu/gfx card etc to try that will fit so i'm at a loss!
Maybe try disconnect monitor and make sure it still says "check signal"
Remove graphics card and see if you get a beep or spin up.
Remove memory and see if you get a beep or spin up.
If there is no response then you may be looking at CPU/MB issue.
At that point check all groundings to case and wiring to the board, signs of damage to integrated circuits (Chips) and components (resistors and capacitors). If there is no sign of damage, you may need a CPU that you can test with to determine if it is MB or CPU.