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Alienware AW2210 connect using vga cable

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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    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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.l1313&_nkw=t400+docking+station&_sacat=See-All-Categories, 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.
  4. 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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