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There's a stray current flowing from my monitor through the VGA cable to the PC. Is this safe?

I have two monitors in my machine. One is an old LCS samsung monitor. Recently, I started to hear a small hum in my speakers (subwoofer) and replaced them. The new one also got the issues then I found ...
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VGA Cable driving me bonkersmental

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lower or prevent VGA cable interference? I have a PC with a HD 7850 OC 2gb linked to a 1080p VGA only monitor. The display always has fluctuating ...
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How do I connect my laptop (VGA port) to a TV (HDMI port only)

I have a laptop which has a VGA port only. I want to connect it to a TV which has a HDMI port only. As expected, the TV has a HDMI cable only. So, what would be the simplest way to connect my laptop ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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Is there a visual difference between SGA, SXGA and UXGA video cables?

I've got a handful of VGA video cables. Is there a way to know which (if any) are UXGA cables? Is there a certain marking on the cable jacket I should look for, besides "UXGA" of course :) ?
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Can one damage a PC video card by unplugging the monitor cable?

I have had an argument with a friend of mine, he was trying to prove that unplugging a DVI or VGA monitor cable can cause damage to the video card. I have never heard this before and decided to pull ...
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Will an HDMI to VGA connector work?

I have a device that has an HDMI output port. The specification says that I can connect it to a monitor that has an HDMI input port (through HDMI to HDMI cable) or one that has a DVI-D input port. ...
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DVI vs. VGA for Long Run

I have to run a 10ft cable to reach a VGA cable which is another 6ft. The source is DVI, the destination is VGA. Would there be any signal difference if I... Used a DVI>VGA adapter and then a 10ft ...
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Electric shock with plugged in VGA cable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor? Similar to this question I got shocked today with a new computer I just bought. How is ...
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What kind of video connector is this, if not VGA?

Can anyone identify this connector type? It is nothing I have seen before, and we have one that is converting from this connector to VGA. It needs to be replaced but with no idea what it is exactly. ...
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Mac Mini HDMI-to-DVI to VGA-to-Monitor?

I just purchased a Mac Mini and totally forgot that Apple upgraded to Mini DisplayPort (I still have the mini-vga to vga cable on my MacBook). So what next? Do I have to buy a Mini DisplayPort to VGA ...
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Need to connect laptop to an analog TV

I have a somewhat recent, but already outdated, albeit nice analog TV. I also have a dell laptop and a MacBook (with an adaptor for standard VGA monitor). I wish to use one laptop or the other (but ...
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VGA cable causing resolution issue

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 ...
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What kind of ports are available to connect a Monitor?

I've an LG Widescreen M237WD TV/Monitor. Currently I use it by connecting to my laptop via a a VGA cable. I plan to buy the Dell XPS 9000 machine. How can I find out if I can connect it to my ...
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Why would I get an electric shock from a VGA cable connected to an LCD monitor?

While arranging cables tonight to prepare to plant a new workstation, I got an electric shock from the VGA cable (that was hooked up to a seemingly good, yet older LCD monitor). Of course, when the ...
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What cable to connect Inspiron 1720 to HDMI TV?

I'm a little confused to say the least when it comes to video formats and protocols. I'd like to view my laptop output on my HD TV. The TV has HDMI, S-Video, and RCA inputs. My laptop has a VGA ...
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Why my LCD monitor backlight turns off?

As long as I used my VGA cable, my LCD monitor worked fine. But when I switched to my DVI cable, sometimes my monitor turns off. When it happens the power light still on, the screen is dark but the ...