Hi viejo. The various clicks are possibly related to the monitor trying to switch resolution. The problem you have, though, is that unless you can get a picture it is difficult to know what to do to resolve the problem.
Do you get any of the boot screens you normally get before Windows starts up? If you get these, then you know that the computer is sending pictures and the monitor displaying them.
Do you get a POST beep. If you don't, then it isn't a monitor or display problem, but something more basic in the computer.