It appears that the hard drives are not getting power. All that will happen when I power up is all the fans run and the monitor blinks from analog to digital for a few seconds and the the monitor's on/off begins to blink.
I have a new power supply & new motherboard installed.
I tested the following in my other computer:
RAM = Good Pentium 4 Processor = Good Video Card = Good Hard Drive = Good Monitor = Good
My old motherboard was doing the same thing. It was an ASUS P4P800.
The new motherboard is an Intel P4 Socket 478 with Sound & Lan AGP USB 2.0 Micro ATX Hyper X. It has the Intel 865G chip set, but I don't know the number.
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
Consider the location of the clicks you heard. The hard disk drive (s) are quit close to the power on button. These clicks could point to a bad hard disk drives spindle or a poor wire connection at the power button.
In either case the first question is did your hear your system P.O.S.T.?
Before you lost display! Normally, if the CPU gets too hot two things happen. 1st your hear what sound like a siren from the internal speaker & than the CPU will shut down the system so the CPU doesn't fry. If there is a problem with your power on button, AKA clicking. Check the wires from the button to the motherboard. Make sure their isn't a bad wire. There's only 5v DC running to the power on button. I doupt you'ed even hear a 5volt short.
If you have an OHM meter you can check the on button. You'll need someone to press the power button off & on. Do this with the power supply unpluged. Your checking ohms not volts. If possible check your drive (s) in another system.
Now when you say blue power light, what are the rest of the lights doing, does the hard drive light flash, does the fans turn on, does the hard drive make it's spinning noise, if so you may just have a bad LCD inverter which is very common and about a 40$ part. you can test this by trying to hook the laptop up to an external monitor and see what happens.
Is it possible that your monitor is bad? or could the cable connection from the monitor to the computer case be in some fashion defective. Look at the cable end that hooks to the computer for bent pins due to improperly plugging the VGA cable into the computer case. If you find such a bent pin, very carefully try to straighten it out with a very small metal tube like some that come in ball point pins. You will need to be very careful doing this as the pins on the VGA connector are very sensitive to breakage if overly pressured. Make sure all power is turned off before attempting this fix. Also, is your Hard drive running, i.e. does the computer seem to be booting up all the way even tho you can't see any display. Normally during boot up, you will see the case Hard drive LED provide a series of displays, indicating that the hard drive is working and booting up. If these displays are occurring, then the next best guess is the monitor or monitor cable. Also you might be able to straighten the VGA cable pins with a very small set of tweezers or needlenose, but please be careful. It is normal to have what appears to be a missing pin when looking at the VGA connector, don't worry about that. What is wrong tho would be a bent pin. Hope this has been of help