I'm fixing up an old pc and it only has a female VGA port. My monitor has both a female VGA port and a female DVI-D port. Problem is I only have a male VGA to male DVI-I connector and a male DVI-D to male DVI-D connector. Is there any chopping off of pins or swapping of connectors between cables I can do? I also have a male DVI-I to female VGA converter if that helps. I'm getting a new cable soon but I'm dying to start on this pc. Thanks.
You're going to need a new cable, you won't be able to modify the ones you have in order to make that work. You need either a male vga to male vga, or an adapter that goes from male vga to female dvi and then use your male dvi to male dvi cable.
By the way, a plain male to male vga cable or the adapter will cost you under $5.