Yup. tried it and no go. Same thing, but there is development though.
I removed the battery to do a CMOS reset, waited an hour as recommended by the Intel website, and put it back.
I now have a regular start, without any hiccups as I had before, but still no image.
Another thing which seems to have changed is the fact that the HD LED is now flashing every once in a while.
Progressing, but still, I feel that I am missing something.