pc powers on no beep then nothing at all. additionlly the cd/dvd drive jammed with a cd in it. on opening it the cd is shattered into a thousand peices. this pc was built at TAFE 2 years ago for my son but he then moved home ahd has rarley used it. Do I need a new intel chip and dvd drive or a new mohterboard and drive?
I would get a voltage meter and test each of the prongs inside of the large plug that goes from your PSU onto your motherboard, more times then not I have noticed that one of those has gone bad and has done everything from shorting out the board to frying a hard drive to doing what you said, initiating BIOS and then nothing. If all of those check out with the correct output I would check on the processor slot, your mother board came with a diagram that will tell you which prongs carry what voltage. If all that checks out I would point to a video card error. Let me know if you have made any progress on this.