From browsing this forum I noticed a disturbing number of these problems all dated somewhat recently with my same problem and was wondering if it was something actually deeper than just plain computer problems, but maybe its just me...
Well I'm Usually good with computers, but while trying to build a backup machine for my girlfriend using old computer parts, I ran into a problem not before experienced. This computer was an old referbished machine with a Intel 566 processor. When the power was turned on, I get nothing but a blank screen and a beep <pause> beep beep beep <pause> beep beep beep <pause> beep, each pausing being about 1/2 a second. Changing a jumper it would startup with no beeps, but still nothing showed up.
So I turned to my brothers old 200MMX computer. Initially it started up fine with the pieces from the old computer (mainly just the 8 gig Harddrive) but for some reason, after a recent use it was powered down, and then powered back up with the same results as the last time, The power's on, the Lights are on, but no body's home. So if anyone has any answers as to why a seemingly working machine would have this problem i'm open to all suggestions.
The memory and the harddrive are the pieces that have been shared between both machines, each worked when tested, the video card was even pulled and tested in each machine. (The refurbished had only an onboard video card, the brothers had an AGP card linked to a PCI card) and that didnt seem to work either.
Thank you for your time and I hope you/I/us can provide answers for not just me but for others as well