I am helping a friend - his system won't startup. When we powerup, all we get is a beep - lasts about 2 seconds, off for 2 seconds, on for two seconds. The monitor does not power up. When I turn the power on, the cd drive lights blink but nothing else. No BIOS message on the screen of any kind. Does this mean that the motherboard is gone?
Oops, I shut off the power and restarted it - the cd drive lights blink but then nothing - no beeping, nothing on the monitor. Tried that again and still absolutely nothing.