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I am trying to hook up my monitor to my new PC

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  • jstocky25 Jan 23, 2010

    Name-PyxScape
    Model-3170
    Ser-01743 3170 0291
    Made-3/10/2004

  • jstocky25 Jan 23, 2010

    Name-PyxScape
    Model-3170
    Ser-01743 3170 0291
    Made-3/10/2004

  • jstocky25 Jan 24, 2010

    a DVI connector. If I had a disc i can't find it. I had my son do the hooking up. and he don't remember a disc.

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    Okay so now I know you have a Smart Modular PyxScape - LCD monitor (Model SV3170), with a VGA cable connector on the end of the monitor cable. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connect... ] What I need to know is what graphics interface your new computer uses. Is it a VGA, or a DVI connector, on the computer? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI_connect... ] Did your monitor come with a CD? (Installation CD that will provide drivers, and set the resolution of the monitor properly) Is the problem that you have a DVI connector on your new computer's motherboard, and the monitor cable connector you have now will not fit? Or, do you have a graphics card in your new computer, and it only has a DVI port? (Connector) If this is the problem, there is an adapter you can buy, that will use a Male VGA connector, and adapts it to fit a Female DVI connector. (Port) This is why I asked the computer information, so I would have something to go on.

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    What is the monitor manufacturer's name, and Model Number. What is the computers manufacturer name, Model Name, and Model Number? (Example: Compaq Presario SR1110NX. Manufacturer name: Compaq. Model Name: Presario. Model Number: SR1110NX. It's on the back of a desktop computer, or up on the side of the tower. Should be next to the Windows Product Key. It's on the bottom of a laptop)

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This is an example of a VGA to DVI adapter,

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

Note that the adapter has MALE DVI side with pins sticking out.
The obverse side is a Female VGA connection, that your Male VGA cable on the monitor, plugs into.

There is an adapter that is the other way around. Wanted to point this out, so you are not sold the wrong adapter.

I bought one at Radio Shack. (Not advertising for Radio Shack)
Price if I remember correctly was $14.99
As you can see, if I was patient I could have saved some money!

The native resolution for your PyxScape SV3170 LCD analog monitor is 1280 x 1024.
1280 pixels by 1024 pixels.

After you plug the monitor cable in, turn the monitor on, and have Windows running, the resolution may not be correct.

Should you find this to be the case, set the resolution to 1280 x 1024 in Display Property settings.

Right-click in any open area on your desktop screen. Scroll down, and left-click on Properties.
Now click on the Settings tab, all the way to the right.

Under the blue Screen Resolution heading in the middle of the window. It should state 1280 x 1024.
If not, left-click on the Slider, hold the left button down on your mouse, and move the slider.

To the left decreases the resolution. To the right increases.
Once the resolution is set, go down to the bottom right, and left-click on Apply.
Now go to the bottom left, and click on OK.



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Connect the monitor cable to the back of the pc, then plug the monitor to power supply and switch on the pc

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