I have no reason to suspect high temperatures, everything felt like normal temps to me immediately after the restart. I know the monitor is powered because I can see the light illuminating behind the power button. I tried shutting down and waiting 30 mins and spraying out the inside with a can of compressed air, still a blank monitor.
Could this be a blown video card? As far as I can tell everything else is fine, the computer starts/boots up I BELIEVE, but without any video it's impossible for me to verify that.
From what I can remember, my power supply unit is like 700-800 W, should be big enough for my video card, I think it was like a GTS Dark Knight or something, fairly middle of the road graphics card a few yrs ago, probably a little low end now but I don't do any gaming or anything. i5-550 quad core processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7, ASUS P-75 motherboard (or something like that, I'm going off of memory here)
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!