lol it was the card, im om the PC at the moment with a RIVA TNT M64 card lol.
Can the 9800- pro be revived any way at all or is it totally gone?
GW could still be right. The 9800 pro draws more power and needs a molex connector. Of course, the 9800 pro may just have needed to be reseated in the slot again. Did you try that?
Stick in the 9800 pro and use a known working molex connector. if still have problems, try it in another system before discarding it.