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Bought an "Asus - Essentio Desktop" and am trying to hook it up with my old "Acer" monitor, but nothing will appear (pictures)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 28, 2014 1:58:10 PM

Pictures showing my situation:
In/Outputs on back of PC:

HDMI Plug I'm using:

VGA/HDMI Plug Inputs on Monitor:

Power Supply/Audio Jack on Monitor:

Closer Comparison of VGA/HDMI input on Monitor:


Monitor on/plugged in for 3 minutes (nothing):

HDMI/VGA Plugged in:

(Last picture, I promise!) Display of instruction Manual:

Sorry for all the pictures, I need the answers quick and working ones so this can work and I can start playing Arma haha! It shows a HDMI input and a VGA input on the back of the desktop. Does it require both? What's the meaning of VGA and HDMI? I'd like to get this up and running quick.

May 28, 2014 2:02:09 PM

Only use one or the other connection, not both. The images show you using a VGA cable, but it's plugged into the onboard graphics port on the board. You need to plug into the outupts on the video card, you may need a DVI to VGA adapter or a DVI cable from the ports on the graphics card to the monitor.

May 28, 2014 2:03:56 PM

The video card is lower down on the case, with ports running side-to-side across it. I can see two of them in the second to last picture posted.

This is what a DVI cable looks like (your monitor has one DVI port to the left of the VGA)

a b C Monitor
May 28, 2014 2:06:45 PM

that the motherboard connector, look like it should be a gpu. can you take a full pic of the back of the computer?