This is HP pavilion Model No p6-2260ea
The hard drive sounds as though it is starting up but then nothing else happens, no scene appears
Not even that
Nothing at all.
I have to go out now and will be away for 4 hours
Sorry for delay, forgot it was week-end when I am never around my computer.
Just did as suggested but all I got was "monitor going to sleep"
Time in UK is 9.30 am, not sure time where you are but I will be around until 15.00 (3pm)
make sure the monitor video cable is connected fine.