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Need help hooking up monitor

Postby Sticky Spice » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:23 pm

Someone gave me their old Gateway monitor and I'm not able to hook it up to my computer. Please see video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjwptr9AfSg

Best Buy didn't have a part that would work, but someone at work suggested this would do the trick:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=110&sku=26957

Anyone know the answer?

Thanks.
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Re: Need help hooking up monitor

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:03 pm

That part should do the trick as far as I know - I am guessing your video card isn't new enough and doesn't support the DVI cable that monitor uses (though I am surprised it doesn't have a normal VGA cable with the old plug as well, because most newer monitors with DVI do). That part should allow you to transmit the signal through the existing cable without having to run down another cable (though the price might be very similar if it's an option) or a new video card. I don't know a LOT about these, but it's a pretty common issue as far as I know, and that cable should get you up to speed.

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Re: Need help hooking up monitor

Postby Metroid » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:16 pm

Try cleaning your room, that might help. :-B

Just busting your chops...I have no advice......I'll shut up now. :,-(
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Re: Need help hooking up monitor

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:03 pm

Metroid wrote:Try cleaning your room, that might help. :-B

Just busting your chops...I have no advice......I'll shut up now. :,-(


haha ;-D i have no clue either.
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