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Hdmi to vga NVIDIA optimus

  • Nvidia
  • DVI
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 10, 2013 11:05:13 AM

I have a DELL XPS 15 (L502X) laptop with NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 525M graphics processor on it. It only supports the HDMI out.

I was having this old monitor LG L1730S with only vga connection. I decided to buy the HDMI to DVI and a DVI to VGA connectors as shown in the pic. I connect them back to back(as shown in picture) to plug in the VGA going towards the monitor but it does not show up.

I have tried and tested the dvi to vga connector a desktop with nvidia 9600GT and it works like a charm. Any Idea where I could be going wrong??? Is something special needed to convert HDMI to DVI?

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January 12, 2013 5:46:31 AM

HDMI is digital only.
DVI can carry both digital and analog, but if you use HDMI-to-DVI, there is only digital signal.
DVI-to-VGA makes use of analog part of DVI, so it can't work this way.

The only option is active convertor (some electronics to convert digital to analog), will cost a little more than this.
January 12, 2013 6:06:58 AM

That makes a lot of sense. I'll look into devices available. Thanx a ton
January 12, 2013 6:07:19 AM

Best answer selected by LeoBornLion.