My computer was in storage for 4 months, and as I can tell it has taken no damage. That being said, it is possible it could have been josstled or bumped a bit.
When I power up the computer, all the fans spin and the computer runs, but I get no image on the monitor. I have checked with an additional monitor that I can confirm works and I still get no picture. I opened the computer and assured that all components are plugged in properly to the best of my ability (if a cord has come loose, it isn't a power cord, because as far as I can tell all the components seem to be running).
I know that usually the bios causes the computer to beep when the computer is booting up, but I can't remember if A) my computer ever did that, or if it is customary for all computers to do that. Either way, my computer does not. I also used compressed air to clean off the video card and the general computer itself, as the fans were getting dusty. It didn't fix the problem.
Is there a way to somehow determine if a certain component is malfunctioning?
Anyway, any advice on how to proceed would be much appreciated.
Thank you very much for the time and effort.
*forgot, its a windows 7 64bit PC with a quad core intel chip (the last quad core before the icores I think). The video card is an AMD 512mb 4XXX series card (4850 I think).
Edited by skanarky, 14 October 2011 - 03:54 AM.