No beeps, fans spinning, NO video - please help
I just got my e6400 system up and running a few weeks ago and am putting together a system for my dad with old P4 parts. Got the basics hooked up ... 1 hd, 1 pptical, ati 9600 pro vid card. I power up for the first time and sounds like it should sound - all fans spinning, no beeps, no strange noises.
Problem is I get no video whatsoever. I thought maybe it was the card (although I had this exact card running earlier today when i was getting the last of my files off). I dropped in an older 9000 pro and still no video. The fan on the 9600 is spinning, so it has enough of a connection to the mobo for at least that to happen. The only front panel connectors I have hooked up are on/off and reset, if that matters.
The old parts include: p4 2.8, Intel D865PERL mobo, radeon 9600 pro, WD 80 gb (with random files on it - no OS), NEC dvd, old crt that was also working earlier today
Does anyone have recommendation for troubleshooting? Are there any initial steps you need to take when it's a new build from old parts - do i need to reset the mobo somehow?
Let me know if you need more info. Thanks guys!