Well, I think I've tried pretty much everything, including pulling out and putting back in the cmos battery and setting the reset jumper to pins 2 and 3, turning the computer on with the reset jumper in 2 and 3, swapping the cmos battery with a known good one, swapping the video card with a known good one, setting the hard drive to both cable select and master, and the results are still the same. The pc powers on, but nothing happens. All we get are 2 fog hornish type sounds that are a couple seconds apart, and the diagnostic indicator lights never come on. Is this basically a lost cause?
Edited to add: It turns out that those foghorn sounds were coming from the cd drive. Once we disconnected that, the computer stopped making any noise. When it powers on, there are no beeps, and the diagnostic lights are all off. Is there anything else to check?
Edited by Rybo, 31 March 2007 - 11:11 AM.