This week I got a new CD burner. I opened up my CPU and replaced the od CD drive. In the process I decided to see about the sound card, which I had guessed was not working because it had gotten knocked loose in a move last year.
I found a loose cable from the hard drive and I found the place it looked like it was supposed to plug into the sound card, but somehow the cable was too short. I removed the sound card and put it in another slot closer to the hard drive and moved two other cards to make room for ht cable. I then screwed everything in place and closed up the computer. I pluygged in all the cables, turned it on, and it made a long beep and the monitor did not come on. I unplugged the computer crom the monitor andf the monitor stated there was no input. I replugged it in and it said that it was in power-save mode.
Repeated of-and-on's get the same result: long beep, monitor in power-save mode.
I have checked every cable that I could find. Everything seems to be plugged in securely and in the right place. Is it possible that I damaged something? Is there something I don't know?