"now its a chore even tryin to turn the thing on, the light comes on but dies instantly."

While you may have missed the forum tip that reads "Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution."

This issue is often related to BAD MOTHERBOARD CAPACITORS or the usual overtaxed power supply.