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I have an Acer AL1715ebm LCD monitor. The VGA cable went bad a few inches above the plug. It is not a removeable cable. I e-mail Acer with no assistance to the wiring color codes to put a new plug on the cable and can't figure out how to take it apart without breaking it. I can install a new cable on it and match the wire colors if I can get it apart. The cable would change colors unless you bent it and eventually the picture cuts out unless you hold the vga cable bent in half. I would appreciate any help. I would hate to trash a monitor that still works great because of an unreplaceable cable. Thanks in advance

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  • Robban1331 Feb 22, 2009

    I've got the same problem.
    How do you remove the monitor cover? I can't reveal the vga cable.


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You are in a bad spot, the plug is sealed when molded. maybe ebay has a defective monitor and you could take the cable off it.

Monitors will usually snap apart with a butter knife.

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