A couple of days ago, I woke up to the wonderful news that my wife’s computer had “died.” It wouldn’t boot—wouldn’t even beep an error code. You’d push in the power button and get one second worth of CPU fan spin. Let go of the button and you get another second of spin. All the while, a green light remained lit on the motherboard.
Her system isn’t dead. It’s undead.
We’re going with the theory that the power supply is the culprit. We were going to cannibalize another system I have for its PSU, but that got quashed when she found out that it’s not dead either—just on hold while I finish another project.
So, my wife is now on the phone with my son, trying to work out some arrangement where he’ll pick up a power supply, bring it over, and install it. I hope it works—I’m not ready for the computer zombie apocalypse.