I've purchased a new Dell XPS420 workstatiom and with it came a Dell TFT monitor with XGA and VGA interfaces. Can you tell me where I can purchase an adaptor/convertor so that I can play the PS2 via this monitor?
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HDMI is digital
VGA (the 15 pin connector) is analog.
If your connector has the digital to analog interface it should work, but likely it does not have that chip and thus will not work.
Your description of the problem tells me it may never work as you have it connected. Possibly it might be that the monitor is required to be powered on before the laptop is booted, but that only works in some cases.
I have also seen some work if a 2-step connector is used.
VGA to DVI connector, followed by DVI to HDMI connector.
DVI was the step toward digital that came before the HDMI standard was implemented and was only partially digital. DVI and VGA do not carry control signals nor audio. HDMI carries both those as well as the video.
YMMV but I think it would be cheaper and more efficient to actually purchase a monitor with a digital input (HDMI or DVI).
Without the digital/analog converter interface a digital output device (your laptop with HDMI out) can never operate an analog device (your Dell monitor with VGA input).
They (Apple) might be right.
It could be that the projector is damaged, like the bulb, or it could be incompatible with your computer, but I don't think that is the case.
Try taking the projector to a computer repair place.
you can use on all vga cards(you dont need any special controler), this monitor has a USB hub and its is detected normaly on winxp or above, and the vga cards detect the monitor auto. i give you the monitor specs, take form website
OSD LanguagesFrench , German , English , Spanish , Japanese
Display Screen CoatingAnti-glare , Hard coating
Signal InputDVI-D, VGA
FeaturesPicture by picture , Picture in picture
Analog Video SignalRGB , S-Video , Composite video
Digital Video StandardDigital Visual Interface (DVI)
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI , 1 x Composite video input - RCA , 1 x S-video input - 4 pin mini-DIN , 4 x Hi-Speed USB downstream - 4 pin USB Type A , 1 x Hi-Speed USB upstream - 4 pin USB Type B
Flat Panel Mount Interface100 x 100 mm
FeaturesSecurity lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Compliant StandardsCE , CCC , MIC , NOM , PSB , BSMI , GOST , SASO , NEMKO , TUV S , C-Tick , TUV GS , EN55022 , TCO '99 , EN 60950 , ICES-003 , TUV Ergo , UL 60950 , IEC 60950 , EN 61000-3-2 , EN 61000-3-3 , FCC Part 15 B , VCCI Class B ITE
Most of the Widescreen monitors come with DVI as well as VGA connector. A VGA connector and DVI connectors are different in many aspects. First of all the DVI connector would be white in color and VGA would be blue. VGA connector has 15 pins and DVI has 24 +1 pin
Assuming safely that you have a Dell E173 monitor, i would suggest the following steps to fix this...
1. Press the (+) button on your monitor to make it do an auto-adjust of the display.
2. On the on screen display (OSD) which can be evoked by using the menu button on your monitor - use the +/- key to get the factory reset option high lighted and press on the menu button to execute it.
This should take care of your problem, let me know how it goes!