Hello Fellow LGKers. I have a computer problem and I'm hoping that someone here can shed some light on what my problem is.
First off, my computer is custom built by my cousin. This was about 2 years ago, so it's not too new by all means. When the computer is on, the light on the front shines nice and blue. A few months ago, the computer couldn't turn on. When you press the power button. It'd make a whirring sound for 2-3 seconds before shutting off completely. I changed the power supply and it worked fine.
Last night, I was at the Honda Center for a WWE Live Event. I came home and my computer's light was red instead of the usual blue. This is the 1st time I've seen it red colored. I moved my mouse to get out of "idle" state, but nothing happened. Nothing was responding. I tried to hold the power button to get it to turn off, but it wouldn't. So I had to hit the power switch that's plugged in the wall.
Anyhow. I opened the case and tried to find the source of the problem. The fan is running, the computer sounds you hear normally is there. But the keyboard isn't on and the monitor is acting as if my computer is off. That dreaded red light just isn't going away. I've tried the search engines but most responses I see is just "power supply" related problems. I know I'm probably not searching correctly, but I don't know where to begin.
So here I turn for help. Hopefully you guys know what could possibly be the problem so that I can inspect it and see where I could get with this problem. I'm by no means a computer expert, so I might be stumped! I already e-mailed my cousin the problem (since he built it, he might know) but he hasn't responded yet. But more opinions could never hurt. Thanks for taking your time in reading this post.