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Hi, I have an Acer AL1715s monitor and the VGA cable is cut about 5 cm from the backside. The monitor has no VGA input on the back but is connected inside with a 13 pin connector. I have to make a new cable and to solder the connector. But I do not know witch cable to connect to witch pin. I am using a standard 15 pin VGA cable (VESA DDC2). The red, blue and green video cables and their corresponding ground cables I can recognize, but the remaining 7 cables I don not know. I have tried to find a scheme on internet but without any success. It has to be costless because I don?t know if the monitor works properly. Gretaings from Jan-Peter in Sweden.

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You have a rgb connection or a dvi connection.

do not engineer your own version of a vga/dvi cable.

just go and buy a new cable, which should be cheap

here is a service guide for this monitor

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/servicemanuals/s.g_al1715_book.pdf

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Your manual can be viewed here:
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/268264/Acer-S201hl.html#manual

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