So I currently have in my possession one of these units that belongs to a friend. We took the system apart to try the PSU in a different system of his (as he currently has two systems not posting) and found ourselves on the wrong side of midnight with components all over the floor.
There was a hasty gathering of components back into the case rather than careful replacement (which I admit was not the right thing to do but we were tired) and it was left for a few days.
I collected the PC and have reinstalled all components, doing my best to put everything back how it was, I have been trying for two days to figure out where I may have gone wrong, I don't think there is an issue with what I have wired however.
The PC posted to a blue windows style screen on Sunday when we first tried to get it working, with the taskbar area appearing as a black line, it looked as if there may be a ram issue.
Unfortunately, at some point between then and getting it home, a capacitor has been knocked off from one of the boards (I can't even tell if it came from this computer or the other broken one!) and I am worried that a part of the system is now DOA.
The pc boots, the motherboard lights up like a Christmas tree, so does the daughterboard, no lights on the alien button or side panel, lights show on the hard drive bay but not on the battery powered light compartment (which was working on Sunday)
All in all, I would like some advice on what the lights on each board mean, as I didn't notice them before, also where could such a small capacitor have come from, I imagine it has come off the daughterboard as it would be more visibly obvious on the motherboard.
TL:DR can you tell me what the circuit board lights mean and what negatives losing a capacitor may have on this system!
Also its VERY loud on boot, Video as follows.
Thanks for any help you can give, My friend thinks its a lost cause and I'm starting now to agree with him, I was hopeful before we messed with removing stuff, but 20/20 hindsight and all that.