Although I retired a few months ago, I still occasionally respond to problems at a couple of my old department's sites, when the problem doesn't sound like something the service contractor can handle at a reasonable cost. I had a call a couple weeks ago about a Compaq Presario mid-tower, that was throwing up a "No Video Signal" message on startup. Went to the site, and it appeared that the onboard video had died. Took the PC home, to verify that and to try a new video card in the PC.
Didn't have a chance to work on the PC for a few days, and then when I did, it fired right up and ran flawlessly. Called the site back and told them the problem had to be with the monitor, and for them to get another one. They called this morning and said they had gotten one, so I drove the PC back over. Set it up, but when I turned it on, it wouldn't even complete the POST test. Power light on, fans running, but no HDD activity as far as I can tell. Checked to make sure nothing had jiggled loose on the ride.
This has me stumped. Any ideas about the cause of this condition gratefully accepted [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]