|Thank you very much, Richard59. |
I disconnected the power and data cables going to the DVD and CD drive... no such luck. I then disconnected the multi-card reader, nothing. Then the HDD, nothing different. I took out the RAID card (I think that's what it is, it has an ethernet port and goes in one of the expansion slots... nothing different.
Finally, I removed both sticks of RAM, and this caused a constant beep that lasted at least 20 seconds non-stop before I finally shut it down. I'll have to search what that means.
Any other suggestions as to how I could pinpoint what I need to replace would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, take care!