As we speak, I am recovering from computer withdrawal. You see, two days ago, everything in our house decided to die. Two sinks burst and I'm down one computer. Luckily, I got to hook up the Ubuntu box to the internet, making it the only useful computer in the house. Therefore, my parents are forced to use Linux. And the Wii still works.
Here's the conundrum for you people to think about:
I installed a new hard drive into the computer. I hooked the computer back up. I turned the computer on, and the monitor received no signal. I tested it in various ways and concluded that the monitor was not the problem. Also, the rest of the computer clearly worked. I took it to the computer store around the corner and was told that the video card probably just gave out. So, I grabbed a new one. I slapped it in, hooked up, and turned on. No picture. I tried a different monitor. Still no picture. I brought it back to the computer store. He hooked it up to his monitor. Nada. He removed the memory, turned on the computer, and received three beeps as normal. I have this guy completely baffled. Anyone have any ideas of what the problem could possibly be?