I'm asking for a friend of mine who only speaks hungarian, so please be patient because it's hard for me to get specs out of this guy - cause I don't speak hungarian either
The problem: fully functional machine, Vista 64bit, some Intel quad, "some" MoBo, "some" NVidia GeForce GTX 285 and 4 Gigs of "some" Ram (I believe Corsair Dominator) was accidentally switched to Standby (the guy never used Standby before) and now can't be switched on anymore.
What happens: the system starts running, you can hear the HDs and fans etc., then stops, starts again and keeps running, but no monitor output or anything else happening but "being on", period.
That's what I got out of him - if anybody manages to make heads or tails out of this, we'll be happy
Stop the system. Unplug PSU from wall socket. Push the power button. That should get rid of all the energy left in the PSU.
You might try also clearing the CMOS.
Plug the PSU back. Start the computer.
I hope this works.