My in-laws computer stopped displaying video. It had done this once before, but seemed to be "fixed" when I swapped the VGA cable to the monitor. It's doing it again and is saying that there is no video signal.
The computer had been running flawlessly for at least 2 years.
This is what I have done:
I swapped the cable again - no signal. I swapped the DVI to VGA adapter twice - no signal. I plugged in a known working monitor - no signal. I pulled out the original GPU (8800 GTS) and put in a 4350, then plugged in the original monitor - no signal. I plugged in the known working monitor to the 4350 - no signal. I even plugged the GPUs (separately) into a different PCIE slot - no signal. I unplugged all but one stick of RAM and did it all again - no signal. I took out the CMOS battery for 30 sec and tried again - no signal.
Anyone have any ideas? It seems to me that it's either the motherboard not sending power to the PCIE slots, or the power supply failing, though I'm leaning motherboard, since everything else is spinning (CPU, fans, and fan on the SB heat-sink).
I have another motherboard to try this week and may be able to scrounge up a PSU as well.
I had the RAM for an ESXi build...looking to have VMware at home. The build is up and running again with a different board and new RAM...seems good to go. The in-laws are happy, so I'll leave it there. Now I have a spare 680i and 4x1GB of RAM (to RMA).