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Connections at rear if monitor


thumbscrew

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Although my Viewsonic monitor still has a perfect picture, I fear it is about to bite the dust as pressing the on/off button only results in a flickering button!! So far, by constantly pressing in and out it eventually comes to life, but it's obviously dying. Went to Curry's today to investigate a replacement, but discovered that the connections on the rear of all the monitors in the store, differed from my Viewsonic. I have a mains cable in, then a DVI and another similar to the DVI marked DSUB. However the ones in Curry's only had one connector at the back, which I assume was a DVI. Can anyone tell me if the one connector type would work on my desktop,or do I need to track down a two connector model as at present?

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lotvic

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As BRYNIT says "you will only need to connect the monitor from one of the connections to your computers video card for it to work" so what you need to look at is the DVI connector on your video card on the back of your pc and to connect with one cable from that.

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rdave13

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That's what I've been saying or does nobody read my replies? The thing is the output from the PC seems to be, by what thumbscrew said, was a DVI-D (analogue only) or D-sub (VGA) analogue only.

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thumbscrew

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Hello and thanks BRYNIT and yes looking at the diagram in my manual it's unequivocal that both wires are meant to be plugged in together....computers eh! So it seems that any monitor I get will be able to be connected...only one way to find out! Many thanks again everyone.

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rdave13

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DVI-D is digital only, apologies, DVD-I is both digital and analogue. Check the sockets at the back of your machine before you buy a monitor, then buy a monitor that you know you will be able to connect to.

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thumbscrew

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Will do and once again thanks for spending most of the night helping a complete stranger....much appreciated amigo.

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