I using a regular monitor and flat screen monitor was given to me. Noticed the cable on the reg monitor is a 15 pin conn but pin #9 is not used. On the flat monitor pin #9 is used. Do I need a special graphics card or do I just plug in. I'm using win 2k. In other words trying to figure how to go from a regukar monitor to a flat screen type.
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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
Most Monitors use the 15 pin cable that is compatiable with almost any computer. I would check the back of your computer for the blue monitor port and then check the cable on the monitor to see how many pins there is.
Since the cable you're describing is a VGA cable with the 3-row, 15-pin configuration, it will be the 1:D-sub selection. The DVI choice is for HD TV or a display card with HD capability. The S-Video is more commonly used for higher clarity video signals--less than HD of course, but approximately 15% to 20% sharper than a co-axial cable signal. (Reason: co-axial cable has all the color sigs squashed together while s-video splits them out into separate feeds.)
Check that the signal cable from the computer is firmly connected and that there are no bent pins in either end. If the trouble continues, the problem is in the monitor itself. Given the low replacement cost, it's uneconomical to try repairing these.