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VGA to DVI...troubleshooting

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I received my VGA to DVI cable today. I plug in the VGA side to the laptop and the DVI side to the monitor, but I get no signal. I also don't get the option in the laptop to switch to monitor, like I normally do when I'm using a VGA cable only.

Anyone know how to work this? Could it be the graphics card of the laptop?
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I may be wrong but I think its dvi to vga only and vga to dvi doesnt work.
#2
I think to "switch" the signal to the VGA output you need to press a combination of keys.

On my laptop you had to press Fn + F7 but this may vary between laptops.

Pressing Fn F7 (or whatever F key you use) a few times will "rotate" the output, First to laptop screen, then to external monitor, then to both, then to laptop screen and so on.

See if there is a small image of a monitor on one of your F keys.
#3
Will only work the other way around,
#4
tonyg1962
Will only work the other way around,


Aw man. First I waste money on a converter..now cable. Good thing I didn't buy VGA to HDMI cable too.
#5
why not just use a VGA cable ?.
#6
tonyg1962
why not just use a VGA cable ?.




Cos I wanna use the xbox vga cable instead. And laptop running on DVI..
#7
DVI is a digital interface, VGA is analogue. A cable alone won't convert it, the cables take the analog from a combined DVI-I (which has both DVI-D(igital) and DVI-A(nalogue) outputs). A converter is more expensive than it would be worth.
#8
What I got is a monitor with VGA,DVI, and HDMI inputs. I want both my laptop (which has vga-out) and xbox 360 (that is not hdmi but vga) to be connected to the monitor. Is there a way maybe to have a piece u can attach to the VGA input, that extends to two more vga inputs, which u can switch between?
#9
afo;8125572
What I got is a monitor with VGA,DVI, and HDMI inputs. I want both my laptop (which has vga-out) and xbox 360 (that is not hdmi but vga) to be connected to the monitor. Is there a way maybe to have a piece u can attach to the VGA input, that extends to two more vga inputs, which u can switch between?


Something like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Vga-Monitor-Switch-Xbox/dp/B000J249JC
#10
afo
What I got is a monitor with VGA,DVI, and HDMI inputs. I want both my laptop (which has vga-out) and xbox 360 (that is not hdmi but vga) to be connected to the monitor. Is there a way maybe to have a piece u can attach to the VGA input, that extends to two more vga inputs, which u can switch between?


You can also search on ebay for a KVM (leyboard video monitor ) switch and just use the VGA part as these are pretty cheap now.
#11
Nice, thanks guys. That first one looks like something from the 50's!
#12
#13
Looking good.

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