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You can take the cord to Radio Shack and get a 24 pin serial dongle to 9 pin dongle. take a picture of the back of the computer and of the cable if you have and they can find an adapter for you. Thanks for using fix-ya and rate this if it was helpful.
This is most likely the power inverter board in the monitor - this is
common in many monitors. If it started taking longer and longer to
display an image, and the power light is blinking on-and-off, that's
the problem. You can confirm that it's the monitor and not your
computer or the cable by plugging in another monitor if you have one to
If it's under warranty, send it back, if not, there are
inverter boards for many common models of LCD monitors that are
replaceable. The board can run anywhere from $50 on up. Depending on
how old it is, you may find it better to just replace it with a gently
used one from ebay.
Most tech stores have adapters for this kind of issue. Try BestBuy, CompUSA, or Radio Shack. I would call first and describe what two ends you need the adapter for, i.e. 15-pin male --> 15-pin male. If you are trying to connect an Apple device with a PC device, they have adapters for that too.