Hi there, my first post here but i'd be grateful for any help with this problem :] A few weeks ago I was formatting my pc, after it'd finished formatting it rebooted itself as usual. But then nothing came on screen, so I tried another monitor and... nothing, blank. Also, my monitor seems to go to Standby whenever I turn my PC on (but whenever I unplug the monitor, it turns on again and tells me to plug it in). I figured it was the graphics card, it died or something. But someone told me to check the POST when I turn it on, I checked and it doesn't beep like it usually does, 0 beeps at all. So he says it's a motherboard issue maybe, is this right? Is there any way I can check this? The computer lights up and the fans and stuff work as usual, it's just missing the beep and nothing comes on screen. I'm unemployed at the minute, I can't afford to just go buy a new PSU/Graphics card/Mobo all at once so identifying the problem without spending money would be great. I'm running: XP Home Edition SP2 AMD Athlon 64 3400+ ASrock K8Upgrade-1689 Socket 754 (or something, I lost the manual) Ati Radeon 9550 256mb 2x512 mb ram (new, definitely works, unsure of brand) 250gb hard drive (also new, definitely works, unsure of brand) Note: Firstly, it's been having a lot of problems for a while now, with locking up when playing WoW and just shutting itself off randomly, and having to safemode=>system restore everyday just to get windows up. & secondly, I HAVE done the post troubleshooting not 10 minutes ago ( http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html ), and I literally unplugged everything bar the psu and cpu and the POST still didn't uh.. beep. What do I do now? Any help would be mucho appreciated, before I rip my own face off in frustration. Let me know if more info's needed! ._. cheers!