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Dell monitor cable

My monitor input requires a male cable with 2 square areas of 9 pins each plus a flat pin to the side of the square areas of pins and the computer port requires a male input with all pins. Are there cables like this that are different on each end? This is a new Dell and Dell sent me a cable that fits into the monitor but not the computer port and Dell has no idea how to resolve it.

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I think what you are describing is a DVI cable. Here is some info on DVI cables with photos:

http://www.showmecables.com/tutorials.asp

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I have an VGA adapter on the cord b/c 15 pin male/9 pin female is almost impossible to find. Anyway when I connect to two monitors to the pc only on monitor comes on the other does nothing. comfirmed both...


http://www.amazon.com/Female-HD15-Male-Adaptor-Molded/dp/B000I97FGA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352480644&sr=8-2&keywords=9+pin+female+connector

9-pin female to 15-pin male RS232 adapter

This = NO

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371rv.shtml

You cannot run dual monitors off of the motherboard.
BIOS will assign only one IRQ.
(Interrupt ReQuest )

That 9-pin connector (C) is a Serial port. This = No

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371rvr2.shtml

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

You need a graphics card.

Don't be thinking of one monitor to motherboard, and one monitor to graphics card.
One IRQ, and it's assigned to either the -> motherboard graphics (Integrated), or a -> dedicated graphics card.

Two monitors to graphics card.

I am using a lesser model;
ATI Radeon 9250, and it's a PCI graphics card.
Goes in a white PCI slot.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5247980&CatId=1603

My PCI-Express graphics card gave up the ghost. (8 years old. It's cool)
I replaced it with the Radeon 9250 so could run dual monitors again.
Does fine for on here, Adobe Photoshop 7, YouTube, etc. Not a gamer.
(I have a Powercolor HD5450 PCI-Express graphics card I'm going to use, when I get off my duff, lol! Requires a 400 Watt power supply)

I use an HP 2009m 20-inch widescreen, as my Primary monitor, (Left side of computer desk), and a Philips 26-inch HDTV as my Secondary monitor. (Right side of desk)

Do you have two VGA (CRT) type monitors, or is one a flat LCD screen digital monitor?
Some flat LCD screen monitors have dual hookups.
One for a VGA cable, and one for a DVI cable,

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

If you have two VGA monitors that are the CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), and your graphics card has 1 VGA port, and 1 DVI port, they make a VGA to DVI adapter. Just make sure you get the correct one.

VGA port on graphics card is Female.
DVI cable connector is Male.
This is the usual standard.
This is the type of VGA to DVI adapter that is required,

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

ALWAYS, install the software off of the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card -> FIRST
Install the drivers, and the user control panel.

(Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.
The graphics card is the device, do not know what version of Windows you are using.
User control panel = ATI - Catalyst Control Panel. Nvidia - Nvidia Control Panel )

Do Not worry that you will loose graphics, after installing the graphics card software. Windows will Not use the software until THAT graphics card is installed.

Then after finished close all windows, go back to your desktop screen, and turn the computer off.
Unplug from power, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, and physically install graphics card.
(Need to know about Anti-Static Precautions please post back in a Comment)

Set your main, or Primary monitor on the left side, Secondary monitor on the right; of your computer desk.
Turn the monitors on. If a CRT type allow them to warm up.

Turn the computer on. Once Windows has loaded your desktop screen will be on the Primary monitor.

1) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen
2) Left-click on Properties
3) Left-click on the Settings tab

The blue No.1 monitor icon is the Primary monitor
The blue No.2 monitor icon is the Secondary monitor.

4) Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.
5) Left-click in the empty square box to the left of -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

6) Left-click on Apply at the bottom right
7) Left-click on OK at the bottom left.

Your desktop screen will now be on both monitors.
(Advisory comes up asking if you wish to keep settings? Yes)

Open your internet browser.
Move your mouse cursor to the Right side of the blue frame/border.
WHEN your mouse cursor turns into a Double-Headed Arrow, hold the Left mouse button down.

It is a little tricky to keep the mouse cursor as a Double-Headed Arrow. Must be that, and then hold the left mouse button down.

Holding the left mouse button down move your mouse to the Right, and drag the blue border of the internet browser to the Right.
Keep dragging until it is all the way to the right side, of the Secondary monitor.

Now you have your internet browser on both monitors.

I run the internet browser on my Secondary monitor, (26-inch HDTV), and use the Primary monitor to look at computer functions, motherboard manuals, etc.
Or I move the internet browser to the Primary monitor, play music videos from YouTube, and use the Secondary monitor for Photoshop.

The world is your oyster.

So there you have it. You need a graphics card, and it has to have dual monitor inputs. (Ports)
Splitter cable thing? I wouldn't bother.

IRQ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrupt_Request

Buying a graphics card:
Depends on what you want to do with it for one.
You can see the simple stuff I do, doesn't require much graphics power.
(More than Integrated Graphics, though, and can't use dual monitors on Integrated Graphics)

The next concerns are what type of graphics expansion slot/s do you have, and how much Wattage (Power) the Power Supply has.

You have a 300 Watt power supply, unless it has been replaced,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371cl4.shtml

(Scroll down; Power Supplies)

Your motherboard has 2 white PCI slots. If one is available it can be used for a graphics card -> Not recommended

Your motherboard has one Black PCI-Express x16 expansion slot, that is used for a graphics card, also.
It is right above No.1 white PCI slot.
Highly recommended.

(Gently Pull UP on the PCI-Express x16 slot -> Lock
It looks as though you press down on it, when installing, or removing a graphics card )

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/INTEL/4006158R/4006158Rnv.shtml

So when looking for a graphics card, look for PCI-Express graphics card, and system requirements / minimum power requirement; states 300 Watt power supply, or greater.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
I know that is a lot to take in all at once. I can clarify anything you need clarified.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 09, 2012 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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How to install external monitor to laptop if laptop does not support 15 pin plug from monitor


If your laptop does not have the 15 pin plug (VGA Port) then you will need to get some type of adapter that will make the monitor work. You probably have a DVI monitor.

You just need to make sure you get the correct type of adapter and make sure the ends that plug into the computer are correct such as male or female. For example think of the human male and female body parts when you look at adapters. The vga port on the computer is called a Female port, but the piece that plugs into it is called Male. It's the same with DVI ports.

I think you need a VGA Male to a DVI Female so below is a link to one and for $2.54 from Cable Wholesale.

http://www.cablewholesale.com/specs/dvi-to-vga-cable/30dv-05300.htm

Below is a picture of what it looks like.


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Jun 03, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop Computer 1 x...

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Missing adapter or plug in connection to 15 balance mointor model 2015


The Balance CM2015 monitor uses a VGA connector,

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Balance-CM2015-15-LCD-Monitor-Black-/52125929

(The above is for reference only. Not advertising)

A VGA connector is also referred to as a 15-pin D-Sub connector,

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

This is information on a DVI cable, and DVI connector,

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

If this is the monitor cable you have, you need this type of adapter,

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

Now LOOK closely.
This adapter has male pins that stick out, and go into a female VGA connector on the monitor. The DVI side of this adapter has socket holes, for a male DVI cable.

IF, your monitor has a male VGA connector on it, and the DVI cable you have has socket holes, you need this adapter,

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

If your monitor cable is not a DVI cable, post back with the style it is.
If nothing else post how many pins are in the connector on the cable, and how they are arranged.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 27, 2012 | PC Desktops

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3.5'' internal memory card reader/writer installation problem


Your reader/writer is set up for use on 2 USB ports (hence the 9 pin connector), one port for the reader and one for the externak USB port. This has nothing to do with the port version. The long and short of it is you need a card with a matching internal header. NEVER break off a pin! Some of these headers have reversed connectons so you probably broke of one of the data pins and runed that header's ability. Typically the readers like you have come with several cables, so that they can match the headers you have available. Older motherboards and add on USB cards did not use standardized header configurations aas you seem to have found out. Your best bet at this point is contact the manufacturer of the reader and find out what brand of add on USB cards they recommend and go with that. AND AGAIN NEVER REMOVE ANY PINS FROM A HEADER !!!

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How to install fan in dell 2400 desktop computer


Rear computer case fan?

This is going to be a fairly long solution. Advising you in advance.

1) Computer off, and unplugged from power.

2) Open the computer case, TOUCH the metal frame BEFORE you reach inside. Your body carries Static electricity. Touching the metal case will relieve your body of Static.

3) Remove the Processor Air Shroud.
This is the plastic U shaped part that covers the Processor, and Heatsink. It's at the back of the computer next to the computer case, and the fan in the rear.

First, unplug the fan's power cable from the motherboard connector.
(J30 connector on motherboard.
In-between Ram slot 1, and the Processor)

Second, you may have to disconnect the power cable for the Processor, in order to remove the Air Shroud. Disconnect the Processor power cable from the motherboard.

(J10 connector. Square connector on the motherboard to the left of the Processor, and down. There is a power cable from the power supply that goes to it, with a square connector, and has four wires in the cable. Two Yellow, two Black wires)

You may have to disconnect the 20-pin ATX main power cable also, in order to have room to remove the Air Shroud.

(J21 connector on motherboard. Long connector with 20 socket holes in it. It's on the outside edge of the motherboard, to the right of the ram slots.

The power cable connector is a Male connector. The connector on the motherboard is a Female connector.
The Male connector has a lock tab on the side of it. The tab is hinged so that it pivots. The top of the tab is squeezed in to release the lock.

This action draws a hooked end of the tab, out of the Female connector on the motherboard. While keeping the tab squeezed, the Male connector is gently wiggled side to side, while pulling up, and out.

Do Not pull on the wires, pull on the Male connector only. Use a gentle force)

The Air Shroud is gently squeezed in on the sides, with your fingers, and thumb. (Side that is towards the Front of the computer)

Then the side of the Air Shroud that is towards the front of the computer, is lifted up.
The Air Shroud pivots towards the rear of the computer.

The Air Shroud pivots on two round pins. Pins are made into the plastic shroud itself.

Each side of the air shroud, is gently pried out on the bottom where the round pivot pin is, and this action draws the pin out of the rear fan's mounting flange.
Remove the Air Shroud, sit it aside.

Now you can look more closely as to how the fan's mounting flange is attached to the computer case.
At this point I cannot lead you directly, only guide you.

The fan's mounting flange, may have small flat protrusions coming out of it, that go through the rectangular ventilation holes, in the rear of the computer case.

The flat protrusions has a hooked end on them, that hooks on the edge of the ventilation hole. Usual style, requires that you push the hooked end, towards the inside.

(Reference is made in relation to the outside edge of the computer case. The hooked end is pushed towards the middle of the computer case)

It may be a style of mounting flange, where the flange's edge has a lock tang that sticks up.
This lock tang is part of the plastic mounting flange itself.

The lock tang is depressed towards the computer case, and the fan is slid up, and out of a metal bracket.
(May be more than one locking tang)

Observing the mounting flange for the fan, you should be able to see how the fan itself, is attached to the mounting flange.

Usually it's another form of locking tang that is used.
The locking tang, or tangs, are depressed, and the fan slides out of the mounting flange.

If you did not buy a replacement fan directly from Dell, (Don't even know if you can), observe the fan's power cable connector.

Observe where the wires go in the connector. Look at the color code of the insulation of the wires. Match this wire color code, to the original Dell computer case fan.

Are the wires in the same place as the Dell fan?
If not, tell me. Post in a comment.


Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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What do I need to replace my dell monitor with a sony monitor? My dell does not have a removeable cord.


I believe all you need is 15 pin VGA (analog) video cable. The PC and the monitor has female connectors, so you need a male to male cable. Make sure you get a good quality cable or you may get gohsting etc. Confirm the connector type at the back of the PC and the monitor before buy the cable.

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop

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My dc7100 has a compact power supply with proprietary 24 pin plug. Pretty sure power supply is non-functional (shorted green to black and fan didn't come on). Is it possible to rewire a conventional ATX...


I just spotted this, hence the late solution. Perhaps this will help someone in the future.

Yes it is possible.

Observe the color code of the insulation of the wires.

1) Orange wires are 3.3 Volts

2) Red wires are 5 Volts

3) Yellow wires are 12 Volts

4) The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire

5) All Black wires are Ground wires. Doesn't matter which Black wire it is, it's a Ground wire.
(It isn't a Common wire. This is DC electricity, not AC)

These are your main voltages, and wires to be concerned with.

Fortunately all HP, (Or any proprietary computer manufacturer in that time period), did, was to change where the wires are placed in the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

They just moved the wires in the socket holes, didn't change the color code.

Solution is,
1) To remove the wires in the ATX power supply, main power cable connector
2) To remove the wires in the proprietary computer's ATX main power cable connector.

(NOTE*
BE SURE to make a concise, clear, drawing FIRST, of where the colors of the wires went in the proprietary connector, BEFORE you remove them!)

3) To reinstall the wires into the proprietary connector.
(Again. Following the color code of the wires you removed)

Removing the wires out of the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector:

Observe these photos, of a 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector. This procedure can be applied to a 24-pin ATX main power cable connector also. (Or a 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable connector)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

(Also gives you information about the color code of the wires)

The middle photo shows you a view of the Front of the connector.
The photo to the right shows you the Back of the connector.

Where the wires go down into the connector is a Socket Hole.
At the end of each wire is a metal pin connector. A Male pin connector.

This metal pin connector is shaped like a tube on the end, and comes up to a square shape as you go up.
The square shape fits the square socket hole.

On one side of the square shape is a Tang. It's part of the square metal shape, and sticks out away from the square shape.
Resembles a barb on a fish hook.

In this crude illustration, let a small L represent the side of the square shape, and this forward slash - / represent the tang.

l/

This is an illustration from a manufacturer that supplies this type of metal Male pin connector,

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0002092166_CRIMP_TERMINALS.xml&channel=Products&Lang=en-US

A needle with the proper thickness so it won't bend, is inserted into the Front side of the socket hole, and is used to depress the Tang.

If you look down into the back of the connector, and into an individual socket hole with a bright light, and a magnifying glass, you will observe that the square socket hole has a small notch in one side.
This is where the tang slides down into.

It isn't easy to see from the front side.

The tang is depressed using the needle from the FRONT of the ATX main power cable connector, and the wire is removed from the Back side of the connector.

The metal pin connector's tube shape only goes up so far, then it turns into a square shape.

The socket hole in the connector is shaped to match. Tube shaped hole at the front of the connector, square shape coming on up to the back of the connector.

The square shape's corners, of the metal pin connector, keep it from coming out of the Front of the ATX main power cable connector.

The tang keeps the metal pin connector from coming out of the Back.

More information about the color code of the wires in an ATX main power cable connector, (Scroll towards the bottom of the page)

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



Oct 16, 2009 | HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop

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Trying to connect the two using 4-pin s-video cable


You can use the four pin male S-video cable on a 7-pin female, the picture quality just won't be quite as good.

Please rate this solution a FixYa.

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Require color adjustment Acer AL507 Monitor (add red)


Problem: Full color display was malfunctioning because of a single bent pin in the 'male' connecting socket of the cable from the monitor to the PC systems box.
Fix: Repair the bent pin so that it is able to correctly complete the connection (this is very difficult because the tiny pin must be made totally straight and returned to its absolute exact position), or preferably, replace the cable connector.

Jul 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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No 9 pin video socket


Most video cards use a 15 pin VGA connector.

There is also a 9 pin VGA connector, but they are a lot less common - I'm guessing this is what you have.

Is the video cable hard-wired into your monitor or is it connected via a plug? If it's a plug, is that a 15 or 9 pin? If it's a 15 pin, then all you need to do is buy a new 15-15pin VGA cable.

If it's hard-wired, you'll need to buy some sort of adapter. These are available and don't cost much either, but you might need to try a more specialist computer store to find one.

Hope this helps!

Matt

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