Yes PC based, ram is always a problem! re seating it sometimes works, worth a try for starters, the game is on a card that plugs in where a hard drive would go worth re seating that. But to get to all that you need to remove the board above the pc!
Update if you wanna call it that
Put the ram cards back one at a time and even swapped them round to no avail.
He tells me it also comes up in the display
5th hopper error but to the best of his knowledge it’s only got 4 hoppers.
He’s out of his depth on this. Quite happy to drop it off if someone can have a look. (Ronnie excepted, nothing personal)
He found the 2032 battery was flat so he’s replaced it ( No acid damage on the board)
Now when he switches it on, the fan and the lights come on but that’s it. Nothing on the display etc.
Is there a reset button anywhere?
It needs to be running when you change the battery! The bios startup setting will be lost! It will need to be started by shorting the jumper where a switch would be fitted if it was a pc, then bios entered and set to boot on power