|Does the monitor actually power up; and if so does it go to a standby state? (Usually current monitors/displays have a green light when receiving a signal - and orange when not - which represents standby.)|
Have you tried another vga cable?
Have you verified the monitor "is" OK by testing it - connecting it to another working computer?
Also have you verified/checked the vga card is securely installed into its slot? Do this of course with power off (and ac cord removed).
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