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Connect Dell Mini with HDMI to VGA PC flat monitor

I want to connect a Dell Mini laptop with an HDMI port to a standard PC flat monitor with a 15 (14?) pin port. What kind of adapter do I need?

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Hi,
you would need an HDMI to VGA adapter. sometimes it would come in a form of a separate cable or just a regular adapter which would convert the HDMI end to VGA (the blue one that has 15 pins)
you can purchase these cables from your local computer store.
hope this helps

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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