Hi, posted a few days ago and got what I thought was the answer to the above question. Well. after ordering an HDMI to DVI cable, it turned out that because my son's monitor did not support or wasn't compliant with HDCP, it wouldn't work. So, onto round 2. I have not long returned home after a visit to Game to purchase a VGA cable to connect. Now, although we don't have the 3.5mm audio jack conversion yet, I said to my son how about we just connect it all up - never mind there is no sound, let's just see if we get a picture. All connected up, but again nothing. The pc monitor just sits there with it's amber standby light on. I am puzzled.
Just to recap, there is a white DVI port and a blue VGA port in the monitor and the standard speaker jack. What could be the problem? Would be very grateful if someone could solve the mystery, cos it's driving me crazy (to put it politely!!)
Thanks in advance, Liz