hi i have a problem with my hp compaq desktop pc the main vga connector has broke off my motherboard and now i cant connect a monitor to my pc how can i fix his and is there any way i can just add a vga connector without soldering one onto the motherboard
"i got told by a hp advisor that i might need a new mother board is this true as there is no damage to it"
I would say that to break a VGA connector off a motherboard would most likely cause other damage, motherboards are made up of multiple layers so damage to tracks or other components on the PCB are quite likely.
If however there is no other damage then if the motherboard has a PCIE slot available you may be able to disable any on-board graphics and use a PCIE video card instead.
This of course is all dependent on the assumption that the broken VGA port is on-board, if it is not then a new graphics card should sort the problem out.
Yes. Open up the PC and look at what 'slots' you have. Usually the motherboard will have labels printed indicating what the slots are for. For graphics cards I'd imagine that only AGP and PCI-e are applicable here. Images of the two different slots; click here Hope that sheds a bit more light on the problem and , as woodchip says, buy the cheapest one you can find so if it's the wrong type you can try another one. Good luck.
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