so i get back from xmas break and i set up my computer again. when i plugged it in, the power light came on, which isn't normal. when i power it up it sounded normal and everything seemed to be spinning/running, but the display wouldn't come up.
my monitor is really old so i was kinda hoping it had died. no such luck. the tower did the same thing using my roommate's monitor. i unplugged 1 of the 2 hdds and 1 of the 2 cd drives to see if it was having power issues. no different. tried maximum/minimum amount of peripherals plugged in. no change.
when i changed power cords, the tower's light didn't come on and wouldn't even when i powered it up. then it turned itself off and refused to turn on again. then with some more tinkering i have it turning on, but without the light coming on and still no video. when it turned on after dying, i got one solid beep.
amd athlon xp 2600