Turned on the PC in the new year. Worked a bit and then black screen. Refusing to start again. CPU fan on, power light on motherboard on. All components removed, problem persists (has on board VGA card).
Wife called Asus service and talked techno babble and immediately they said the BIOS chip is broken and we shall send it in to repair.
On the internet I found pages with fustrated users having the same problem (back home Germany) but getting the motherboard back in the same condition as they had sent it and a sticker saying “nothing wrong”. So do not let them fool ya if you should have the same problem.
My wife said they must know about the defective BIOS chip on many boards if they give the answer so quickly…
My mama board is p4r800-vm