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Monitor to tower compatibility.

I just bought a 15" e-machines LCD monitor, and I'm not sure what I need to hook it up to my tower. The Monitor cable has 3 rows of 5 pins, and my tower only seems to have slots for two rows of 5 pins.....I went to Best Buy and Radio Shack, and neither of them seem to have any clue what I'm talking about.

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  • Squeakity Aug 21, 2007

    Sort of like that - the shape of the pins is kind of rhomboid, though, and there's only 5 pins across....although I'm fairly certain that the monitor says "VGA" on that part....

  • Squeakity Aug 21, 2007

    That's it exactly. I guess the one with only two rows is DVI?

  • Squeakity Aug 21, 2007

    Sorry - I don't remember clearly the connectors on the tower - just that it was 2 rows, but not how many pins were part of each....



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Could the connecter with 2 rows be a DB9? Does it look like this? If not, can you describe in detail what it looks like?

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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It sounds like you have a DVI cable on your monitor. (See attached picture) If you go into radioshack ask them for a DVI to VGA connector. Let me know if the picture looks like the cable you have on your monitor. M

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

  • Austin Walters
    Austin Walters Aug 21, 2007

    Can you do a search on Google images for "vga Connector" and let me know if you see a picture that is the same as your monitor.
    Or are you able to take a picture and email it to me?


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    Austin Walters Aug 21, 2007

    It looks like you have a DVI Video Card.

    If you go to radio shack and ask them for this:

    You have VGA monitor connector and you have a DVI video card.



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