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I want to connect a E173FPc monitor to a new PC that has a DVI-D connector on the back. I wanted to get a DVI-D to VGA adaptor but have read that these won't work if the monitor is expecting an analog signal. Is the E173FPc monitor capable of handling digital?

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The DELL you have only have VGA input, there are six kind of DVI, the one you need is DVI-I which will allow you to connect VGA monitor to the DVI port, you need to look at you PC DVI port to see what you have.
Learn more about DVI here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

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