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VGA monitor won't work on Dell XPS210

Tried to hook up old Panasonic PanaSyncSM70 monitor to a Dell XPS210 computer (running Vista). It has a PCI Express x16 card installed, but I can't hook my monitor up to the card. I took the card out, plugged the monitor into the standard jack and it worked. Question is, do I need the PCI Express card and if so, what type of adapter do I need so that I can successfully plug the monitor into the card?

One other quirk, not sure if it's connected, but once I removed the card and tried to see how much memory (RAM) the machine had, it just showed "Information not available".


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  • john doe Feb 17, 2009

    I did get a DVI to SVGA adapter and it didn't fit. The plug on the adapter did not fit the plug on the card.

  • john doe Feb 17, 2009

    TOPSEARCH E96016 is the video card that came with it. The computer was given to me so I don't have any paperwork on it. I read this off the card itself.

  • john doe Feb 17, 2009

    The adapter I have is exactly like the one pictured in this link, the one on the left that has the horizontal bar on the right side. However, the plug on the card does not have a matching slot. It's white, and looks pretty much like a standard monitor plug (4X15 holes) except it's longer and thinner, which is why my monitor plug won't fit.



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Is the connection different. If so you need a VGA to DVI converter. You can get this at Best Buy or Fry's or any computer store.

The memory issue should not be related. Go to control panel and then to the system icon and click system is should show the memory. You can also go in to the system bios to see actually how much you have. When the system boots. It should give you an option to go to the setup screen. The screen goes by quick so you may need to reboot a couple of times.

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  • Ralph  Walekr
    Ralph Walekr Feb 17, 2009

    What type of card is it. Give me the name of the company and the model number so i can look it up.


  • Ralph  Walekr
    Ralph Walekr Feb 17, 2009

    Here is a link
    Not sure why the connector is not fitting. Look at the pictures and see if you the same connections. It should fit. Can you take pictures of the back of the video card and the monitor connections.



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