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09-10-2005, 03:45 PM
the connector from my monitor to my computer is messed up. my monitor is flickering now. how do i find the replacement? (what i mean is, i know i can stop in at the local fry's, but how do i make sure it works/fits properly?)
it's a 17" GEM monitor.
09-10-2005, 03:54 PM
bring the cable with you. is it a vga or dvi?
09-10-2005, 04:36 PM
is it a vga or dvi?
09-10-2005, 08:19 PM
Is it a bunch of pins or does it have pins and a "blade" or two? Actually the color of the connectors, is it blue or is it white? Blue is a D-sub/VGA, white is DVI.
09-11-2005, 01:17 AM
Check your model here: http://www.gemca.com/lcd.html
Go to details and look under connections. Looks like most of the 17" ones listed use VGA connections. But it would be easy to just bring the cable with you when you go shopping for one.
09-12-2005, 08:35 PM
ironically, not long after i posted, the cable died flat out. but everyone is correct, it looks like a vga cable. thanx to showtime, i took his advice and just took the cable over to frys. so i bought a replacement, haven't installed it yet. i have another question though. the one i bought isn't blue, it's grey. i know it's probably not a big deal. however, i noticed that one of the pins on the connector is missing. will THAT be a prob?
as always, TIA
09-12-2005, 08:45 PM
Some cable to do come with pins missing. So I wouldn't be worried, unless you notice a huge difference in the image quality from before the previous cable wigged out on you.
I had a cable with bent pins and didn't know it on an old 486. The screen would turn green then red and blue. It ended up being the pins. Luckily I was able to straighten em out and the monitor wasn't as bad.
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