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Make sure its on there completely, I can't think of why it wouldnt be coming up with the adapter, especially if its the one that I am assuming came with your video card.

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How to install a female DVI to my computer


If you are trying to connect a monitor that has only DVI connections to an older PC that only has VGA-15 pin, the easiest solution is to buy a replacement video board that has DVI capability. However, ensure that the DVI is of the same TYPE as the monitor. There are a number of different DVI configurations, and they are not all compatible with each other. There are VGA-to-DVI adapter cables, but they only work if the DVI is DVI-A or DVI-I, since the VGA port is analog and not digital.

Here is a link to the different DVI configurations. You can compare them to the connector on your device to see what type you need. If it is a digital-only type, you will need either a new video card that supports digital or you need to get a analog-to-digital converter cable. They are more than just an adapter; they have electronics that convert the signal.


https://www.l-com.com/multimedia/tips/tip_dvi_config.pdf

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What is vga/dvi cables


VGA and DVI is in the way the video signals travel. VGA connectors and cables carry analog signals while DVI can carry both analog and digital. DVI is newer and offers better, sharper display compared to VGA. You can easily tell them apart because VGA connectors (and ports) are blue while DVI connectors are white. Click the link below to see an image of them.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=8131

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Can i get an adapter for my emachine monitor to go into a dell desktop ...my lead i have now doesnt fit as unable to screw it in


YES.

I believe it is time now for the guessing game............

1) Is the monitor about so high, and so wide?

2) Does the monitor look like a small TV, or is it flat in appearance?

3) What does the monitor cable look like?

4) Is your hair Brown, and do you smoke cigarettes?



NO.............just wanted to see if you were following along! Geez!



An Analog monitor, such as a CRT type of monitor, uses a VGA cable,

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-crt-monitor.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for a VGA Cable example.

Flat LCD screen monitors are Digital.
Some may have a VGA Cable attached, but the best cable option is a DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

(Click on any photo on those two Wikipedia pages, to enlarge)

Using these two examples, does one apply to the eMachines, and one apply to the monitor?

Let us say the monitor has a DVI cable.
The eMachines Desktop PC has a VGA port. (Connector)
For this you would simply use a DVI to VGA adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

Now notice...........this is a VGA MALE to DVI FEMALE.

The DVI cable on the flat LCD screen monitor, has a male connector.
The contact pins of it go into socket holes, in the DVI end, of the DVI to VGA adapter.

The VGA port on the eMachines, has socket holes.
The male VGA connector end on the DVI to VGA adapter, has contact pins.

Point?

Make sure you get the correct DVI to VGA adapter.
There is a male DVI to female VGA adapter, also.

This is just one example.
For instance I'm using an HP 2009M 20-inch widescreen monitor, AND an RCA 26-inch HDTV, as dual monitors.

Presently using the HP 2009M with a DVI cable, and the RCA L26HD31 HDTV with a VGA cable.

(I'm also using an ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card. Pretty 'pud', but it does OK for what I want)

Primer;
A computer sends out a digital signal. To get the best graphics quality, you ideally use a monitor with a digital cable. (DVI, etc)

When you use an Analog monitor on a computer, the computer has to change the digital signal down to an Analog one.
Therefore the graphics quality is not as great.

Digital cable technology now, is DVI, HDMI, Display Port, and Mini-Display Port. And some others I'm sure I've forgotten.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Video-Connectors-Tutorial/157

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Also post what the monitor manufacturer name, and model number is. (Look on the back)

Are you using the VGA connector on the motherboard, (Back of computer), or do you have a graphics card installed?

If you have a graphics card installed, what is the manufacturer name, and model number?

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How to add second monitor on ECS RS482-M


Doesn't work that way Max.

You can use EITHER the OnBoard Graphics,
OR;
the Add-On Card graphics. (Graphics card)

BIOS will NOT support both at the same time.

If you wish to use dual monitors, get an AGP card that has more than one graphics port on it.

For example, although I'm using a graphics card based on the PCI Express technology, and not AGP technology; my card has a VGA port, DVI port, and HDMI port.

1) VGA Connector; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Male_VGA_connector.jpg


2) DVI; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dvi-cable.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface#Connector

3) HDMI; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

I use the VGA port, and the DVI port.

RCA EN-V L26HD31, (26 inch HDTV) to the VGA port.
HP 2009M 20 inch Widescreen monitor to the DVI port.

Had to install drivers for HP 2009M.

Let's say I had two DVI ports on the graphics card.
(ATI Radeon HD5450 is the graphics card I have)

But I have a monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor with a DVI cable.
I would (And have) use a VGA to DVI Adapter.
One example,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

Note that the DVI is Male, and the VGA is Female.
The graphics card DVI connector is Female.
The VGA Cable connector is Male.

So.............what is the manufacturer name, and model number of the graphics card; plus what type of monitors are you trying to use?
That is, what type of monitor cables do they have?

Know this;
My HDTV I'm using as a monitor is Digital. However I'm using a VGA cable on it. Best quality would be achieved if I got off my lazy rear, and attached a DVI Cable to it. It uses both.

VGA is Analog. A computer however puts out a digital video signal.
The computer has to convert the digital video signal to an Analog one. This slows the video signal down, and the quality is not as good.

Best to use a digital monitor. (Or a digital monitor WITH a digital cable. DVI Cable. Such as I need to do)

You are also using a PCI Express graphics card, NOT an AGP graphics card.

I'm wrong? OK.

In the meantime turn the computer off, unplug from power, and yank that AGP card out of the slot you put it in.

Tell me what expansion slot on the motherboard you put it in.

The Orange expansion slot on the motherboard, is a PCI-Express x16 slot. Uses a PCI Express graphics card -> ONLY

The white expansions slots are PCI.
Can use a PCI graphics card. CANNOT use an AGP graphics card.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Lenovo 3000 n200 built in camera not working in windows 7


Instructions

1

Identify why you need an HDMI connection from your computer. Because the 2764 does not have an HDMI port, you will need to obtain some sort of adapter to connect to an HDMI device. There are a number of different ways to achieve that connection.
2

Purchase an external USB video card with an HDMI output. These devices have a number of benefits, including the ability to display a different image on the HDMI output than that which is being displayed on the screen. One example of these devices is the Sabrent USB-2011 which can display a 1080p HD signal over its HDMI connector. Other devices will also include support for audio and send it along the HDMI wire with the video signal.
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Use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter if you have a Lenovo ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video. This device takes the computer's existing video card and displays its signal over DVI. DVI-to-HDMI adapters are both affordable and easy to obtain.
4

Convert the computer's VGA output directly to HDMI. Because VGA is an analog signal and HDMI digital, doing this requires a special piece of hardware such as the StarTech VGA to HDMI converter with audio. Simple VGA to HDMI cables will not work, due to the lack of digital output from the T400's VGA port.

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Just received Refurbished Advent CBE 1401. It is being replaced because power switch is faulty - but I have questions about machine. 1. When initially switched on the switch turned red is this normal? I...


1) No. The switch color should have been Green

2) No Signal on the monitor, indicates the monitor is not receiving a Video Signal from the computer.

A) Could be due to a faulty monitor cable.
Monitor cable is used on a working computer for a test,
Or,
working computer's monitor cable is used on the Advent for a test.

B) Could be due to the graphics 'engine' on the motherboard, or on the graphics card is bad.

[Graphics 'engine'.
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

If the computer is using Integrated Graphics, the GPU is on the motherboard.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics. Meaning On the motherBoard)

You will know if it's Integrated Graphics, because the monitor cable will be plugged into the VGA connector, on the motherboard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Since you indicate an adapter was included, to adapt to a different port (Connector), it could be a VGA to DVI adapter, or a DVI to VGA adapter.

Your monitor may just have a VGA connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female VGA to Male DVI adapter.

Your monitor may be an LCD flat screen monitor, and has a DVI connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female DVI to Male VGA adapter.

DVI
Digital Visual Interface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

VGA monitors are Analog.
LCD monitors are Digital.

A computer puts out a digital signal.

If a VGA monitor is used, the computer has to alter the Digital signal to an Analog one.
This slows down the video signal.

If your monitor (In any case. Not just this one), is an LCD flat screen monitor, it is best to use a DVI monitor cable, and plug into a DVI port on the computer, if available.

If your monitor is a VGA (CRT. Cathode Ray Tube), monitor, and you have a DVI connection on your computer, using the adapter will do you no good.

The adapter just uses the contact pins for VGA, that are present in that DVI adapter, and hence the DVI connection on the computer.

You're still just getting an Analog VGA signal.

Example of a female VGA to male DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

If the Integrated Graphics are suspected to be bad, a graphics card is used in the appropriate expansion slot, for a test.

If the graphics work then, the graphics card is left in service.

After I test the monitor cable my next procedure is to suspect the Power On switch, or the Power Supply, and go to the graphics next.

The reasoning is that Power Supply failure, is the number one cause of computer failure.
The next is the Power On switch, then Electrolytic Capacitors used on the motherboard.

(Specifically, any Electrolytic Capacitors used in the motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit)

If the Power On switch is bypassed, the diagnosis will reveal if the problem is the switch, or Power Supply.

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply comes on?
Problem is the Power On switch.

[One Power On switch I have found to fit a lot of computers. The Power On switch goes into the plastic Power On button,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html ]

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply does Not come on?
The problem is the Power Supply.

The Power On switch is bypassed using a jumper wire, from the green Soft Power On wire, to ANY black Ground wire. The contact made is a brief momentary one.

The jumper wire is used at the back, of the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

To be continued in an additional Comment.


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VGA connection works, DVI does not


Everything seems perfectly normal...

When you connect the computer to the monitor via an analog VGA cable, you get signal on the analog input.
When you connect them via a DVI cable, you feed the monitor's DIGITAL input, so the monitor doesn't get any signal on it's analog input, and informs you about it.
You have to select the digital input from the monitor's On Screen Menu, and then start the computer up - you should see the picture OK.
Also remember to set the display resolution on your computer to match the optimum (native) resolution of your monitor - this will give you optimum picture quality. In case of VA712B it will be 1280x1024.
Good luck and please come back with a testimonial if helped.

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Can i connect a dvid cable from the monitor to my flat screen tv hdmi to watch videos from my computer? Thank you Martin


the Flat Screen TV if has, a HDMI input, also has VGA Input.

You must choose :HDMI or VGA, if HDMI The VGA board must Have HDMI Connector, and you connect a HDMI cable to the TV.

The HDMI is a digital signal input/output, VGA is Analog Signal. You must have Signal Converter if you Use the 2 signals

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No signal


You don't specify what kind of monitor, CRT, LCD, or even a TV attached to your system, you're using. It's likely the monitor is set to receive a certain kind of signal (either analog or digital) but it's receiving the other one instead. Before proceeding to the next steps, ensure the connections are solid and the the screws are set tightly and there's no movement.
Get your user's manual and learn how to navigate the monitor's menu in order to get to the setting where you choose Analog (for a VGA cable connection) or more commonly with LCD screens, Digital (DVI).
VGA and DVI connectors differ in shape and in the number and layout of their pins. If you're using a video card with a DVI connector (larger, more squarish D shape, with three separate sections of pins) then your monitor shoud be set to Digital. Else, your connector is VGA and thus your monitor should be set to Analog.
If both are in synch and you still do not get a signal, it's possible the video card has given out its ghost, since if you DO see the NO SIGNAL message displayed on your monitor, the monitor is Ok.
Good luck!

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