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Alienware AW2210 connect using vga cable

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January 20, 2011 1:40:27 PM

Hello,

I have bought AW2210 Alienware Monitor and trying to connect with Thinkpad(T400), which has only VGA port.
So I have got an DVI-D to VGA adapter as Monitor does not have VGA port.
But, Laptop is not detecting the monitor. Any pointers would be really helpful.

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a c 103 C Monitor
January 20, 2011 2:30:13 PM

VGA = Analog. DVI-D = digital. If the monitor accepts anolog then you need a DVI-I adapter since it carries anolog signal which DVI-D does not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
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January 20, 2011 2:37:12 PM

rolli59 said:
VGA = Analog. DVI-D = digital. If the monitor accepts anolog then you need a DVI-I adapter since it carries anolog signal which DVI-D does not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface



Hi rolli could you please also tell me what are these dvi-d to vga adaptors used for?
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a c 101 C Monitor
January 20, 2011 2:39:14 PM

anuradha said:
Hello,

I have bought AW2210 Alienware Monitor and trying to connect with Thinkpad(T400), which has only VGA port.
So I have got an DVI-D to VGA adapter as Monitor does not have VGA port.
But, Laptop is not detecting the monitor. Any pointers would be really helpful.


My suggestion is to get a docking station for the T400 http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l131..., used ones are not much compared to having to buy all sorts of cables to test. Then you can use a DVI cable, the docking station has a DVI connection. Dock will allow you to use a regular keyboard and mouse with the monitor as well, for a better computer experience whith the monitor anyway. If you want to use dual screens (Laptop screen and monitor, that will work as well.
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a c 103 C Monitor
January 20, 2011 3:19:01 PM

anuradha said:
Hi rolli could you please also tell me what are these dvi-d to vga adaptors used for?

converts digital to analog not vise versa.
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January 21, 2011 12:52:47 AM

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January 21, 2011 6:44:08 AM

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