Great support in here so far, this is great!
To me it sounds hardware related as well, just because of the symptoms.
I would go through each post, and try out each different thing, as tracking down hardware issues, it just sophisticated trial and error. I would go from the easiest to the hardest, in that order, and dont forget to check the little things (power connections and cables can be bad as well).
The only other thing that I would add, is to look for a short somewhere. This isn't hard, but it IS time consuming, because it usually involves taking the computer out of the case, and setting it up on something that isn't conductive (like cardboard).
|I gave up on the computer until yesterday where it turned on to my surprise. I reformatted immediately and everything was working perfectly fine until 10 minutes ago.|
Edited by noobdown - 12/17/08 at 10:49am