I have a HP Compaq 6710b that we have had for years and until now has given no trouble. It's running XP. Now when ever I start up the machine no image ever appears on the screen. I also attempted to start it up on 2 different external monitors, one through a docking station the other hooked directly to the machine and none of these combinations appeared to make any difference. When you start up the machine you can hear it start and a fan kicks up and I'm pretty sure the hard drive is spinning but you get nothing on any screen. There are also no audible beeps from the machine. my first thought here is that the video card is gone but I was wondering if anyone has an idea why this may be happening.
Thanks for the advice in advance.