How to identify the mac pro is still in working condition?
Got two mac pro workstations from local sale, one is year 2006, and the other is year 2008, both has ram and hard drive installed, the 2006 one has GPU card equipped, and the one from year 2008 doesn't have GPU. By connecting the 2006 with monitor, it powers on, no special warning sounds, but no image showing on display, remove the GPU card from 2006 and put it on 2008, turn it on, samething, powers on, no warning sounds, but no image on display either. So, is there an easy way to identify if these workstations are still in working condition, but just need to buy a compatible GPU card? Try to figure out if it is worth investing any money on it. Any thoughts?
Here is the update, I did nvram reset, and can have Apple chime sounds on both machine now, the 2006 can boot successfully with images show up on screen. I guess my next step is to find the compatible GPU card for 2008 and continue this test.
Thanks again for all your comments and help!