Man, that sucks.
I am currently having the same problem with a VIA VB7001. The thing thats weird is that it has been working for a few months and it just suddenly stopped working the other day. I press power button, fan comes on. But no beeps, no POST, no VGA output, nothing.
I swapped everything I could swap and nothing. I got an RMA from VIA and sent the dang thing back to them yesterday.
Hopefully they fix it/swap it and get it back to me soon. Having no tunes blows. I only spend about 2 hours a day (a lot less than your 6.5) but it still sucks,