Originally Posted by xtreme-one
Back to my first post, I would have to guess something got fried from being half-plugged in. If you are really wanting to not spend money I would strip the wires that go from your psu to the gpu and see what is going on there, at least check the sauder. If the wire is in good condition-no burn marks, then I am going to assume a power surge hit the motherboard pci-e port and your up for a new mobo
Either that or your PSU plug to the gpu is history.
Ohh another idea, do you have a electrical tester that has two leads? you could put the leads on each up of the wires to see if current is happening.
I'll spend the money if I have to, but obviously it's something I'd like to avoid (who wouldn't?). But I really want this computer to work, so yes, I'll definitely spend the money. I did find two more never-used plugs that go from my PSU to GPU, and neither of those made any difference, no matter which port I plugged them in my PSU. So I extremely doubt that it's those cords that are the problem.
If it's not that, would you say that the final diagnosis is that I need a new motherboard? I took it into Geek Squad today to see if they could do anything, and not surprisingly they couldn't do squat
. He did say that he thinks I either need a new motherboard or a new power supply. I'd rather not get both, so which one do I need? Again, thanks for all the help you've all given, it's highly appreciated!