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June 13, 2013 7:59:29 AM

I have 2 LED HD Monitor's and a pavilion by HP, H2n63AA#ABHP Pavilion P7-1534. I cannot find anything to make both my monitors work because the DVI in the back of the pavilion has 27 slots. Any help on what to purchase to make this work. I bought a DVI-A adapter and a DVI-D chord and connected the adapter to back of monitor then connected the chord to the adapter and to the pavilion but no screen display. Help
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June 13, 2013 9:18:27 AM

HP Website says this model has two port: one VGA and one DVI. To get two monitors to work, you need to connect one via VGA and one via DVI. What's the DVI-A adapter for?
June 13, 2013 9:45:42 AM

noidea_77 said:
HP Website says this model has two port: one VGA and one DVI. To get two monitors to work, you need to connect one via VGA and one via DVI. What's the DVI-A adapter for?


Well I have my one VGA to VGA cable hooked in so one monitor works. The port on the back of the other screen is also VGA and the DVI port on the pavillion looks like this...therefore the only way I have found to connect the DVI cable was to the DVI adapter to the back of the screen then the DVI to the port on the pavilion. I have a picture of each of these but cannot seem to figure out how to put them on here. The link below the bottom picture is what my port looks like. Do they make a cable with one end like the DVI below to VGA??? I have not seen one anywhere, and noone at radio shack or best buy is any help. That is why I bought the adapter. I thought there would be an adapter for the DVI but it does not fit because its holes are all wrong



http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/dual-dvi.jpg

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June 13, 2013 10:39:41 AM

If you need to convert the DVI port to VGA you need an active DVI to VGA adaper, just a cheap cable won't work.

It could be less hassle to buy a cheap $30-40 video card with dual VGA ports and use that.
June 13, 2013 11:57:53 AM

boosted1g said:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/1...

If the connector is like the DIV-I ones where it has the 4 pins around the horizontal one, then you can just use the dvi-vga adapter at your computer and a vga cable from the adapter to your monitor.

Otherwise you will need to either get a monitor that supports dvi or do like hang-the-9 said and get a cheap video card. Dont see too many LED monitors that do not have either dvi or hdmi connector on them, what is the model of your monitors?


It is from best buy, E2051SN-AOC-20" Widescreen LED HD Monitor
June 13, 2013 12:35:31 PM

boosted1g said:
If you recently bought the monitors, just take them back to best buy and buy ones with dvi connections.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer---20%26%2334%3B-LED-HD...


Well I found a DVI to VGA adaptor online, that is male DVI to female VGA with the 25-1 pins on the DVI male. I ordered it but I've heard that it does not even exist so I'm wondering if it is scam online or something. It will probably be easiest to take my monitors to a best buy and exchange them. Problem is my employer had them shipped to office. I will do that if that adaptor doesn't work
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