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When I Turn On My Power Macintosh 9600\200MP With A ProView 786N Monitor, Nothing Comes Up On The Monitor Exept The Monitors Self Test! I NEED HELP! Thank You!

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If I remember right, this has on-board graphics. If so, try an ATI PCI graphics card. Nothing seems to work on these but ATI. But first try a different monitor. If that works problem solved. Does this have an adapter from apple to standard VGA monitor? Sometimes those go bad.

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Most of the time if a Desktop computer turns on but you see nothing on the screen,
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Fig. 1. Sample Monitor Power-On Self Test.


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Fig. 2. Sample Monitor Power-On Self Test.

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