[QUOTE=cpubound;2732652]I doubt it is the memory because the first thing that happens whe you turn on the computer is the bios code in the eeprom goes through the post (power on self test) procedure. The eeprom will execute regardless of the status of the memory. In fact, part of the post procedure is to check for memory. it will produce a series of beeps if it finds any problem.
Something else is wrong if the power light fails to come on.[/QUOTE]
cpubound, nothing happens with I turn on the computer, wish it did. I have to assume that it doesn’t even invoke the pre load processes. What has me baffled is that when I test the PS, any HD connected is powered when I push the on button. I originally assumed that it was the on switch, but the test appears to tell me that at least some of its function is OK.