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Screen suddenly went blank except for a self test box

The self test box moves around the screen and I can't get rid of it and get my picture back. Thanks

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Well in order to get rid of the self test window from your monitor... check the cable that connects your monitor to system tower & reset the connection... becase that is the only possible cause of the self test showing up on your monitor...

" as the self test option only appears when there is no video signal going from your video card to the monitor...

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