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Matrox Mystique 220 Graphic Card no display

Graphics card is installed on an ibm pc, utilized as part of a central telemetry system for Intensive care unit. There is no monitor display when using the av1 or the db 15 connectors. Closer inspection of the card itself reveals a label from mfgr. that is was a refurbished card when purchased. So that leads me to believe from past experiences in the field that there must be a consistent problem with that peticular board, one or two components that are going bad after time, frequently enough to perform repairs. Any info on this problem, please post.

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I chatted with a Matrox guy, and confirmed my suspicion - your card is dead. Your best bet is to simply replace with an inexpensive card (BFG makes some nice Nvidia-based cards), and stick with new product, rather than refurbed.

Cheers

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