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I recently bought a new VGA cable. When connected, Windows 7 detects my monitor as a generic plug and play monitor. The resolution goes bad with the screen blurred. This problem disappears when I connect my original VGA cable. Also Windows 7 detects my LG monitor correctly in this case.

I am pretty sure it is something to do with the VGA cable but have no idea what could be the possible issue.

Any pointers would be very much appreciated.

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The new VGA cable is probably bad. VGA is analog so it's possible to get a partial signal even if part of the cable is broken. Get a new VGA cable, the one you got was likely junk.

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Don't buy cheap cables for anything, really. You don't really need a $1000 cable, but the $1 cable has probably been used, stepped on, backed over, you get my point. – Hello71 Jun 1 '10 at 23:04
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Yes, always make sure the cable is fully shielded. I've had cables that function fully, but give terrible ghosting and blur issues because they weren't fully shielded. – Darth Android Jun 2 '10 at 0:23
    
Thnx to all. Will get a new cable and check if the issue is resolved. – LatishS Jun 2 '10 at 4:08

Make sure all the pins in the vga are straight, sometimes when they are bend, they dont display image well too.

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