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Old 03-30-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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im trying for 2 weeks already to hook up a flat panel monitor to my wifes laptop so she can do her homework better..

anyway its a dual link dvi monitor ( digital )and only has dvi and hdmi connections. my laptop has vga connection..( analog ).

i bought a wire with dvi on one side and vga on the other,,

i connected it and cant seem to get a picture on the external monitor.. and yes i switched the lapyop to lcd screen option..

its i high resoloution monitor and im not sure if i need a graphics card or what on my laptop to veiw the image on the lcd...?

any help


i have a hp lp3065.. thanks
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VGA is analog, DVI is digital, sounds like it'* a digital only monitor as it has no analog input.

DVI into analog works because DVI outputs carry vga within them, which allows one to go from DVI to VGA, but going VGA to DVI requires some sort of hardware..
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VGA is analog, DVI is digital, sounds like it'* a digital only monitor as it has no analog input.

DVI into analog works because DVI outputs carry vga within them, which allows one to go from DVI to VGA, but going VGA to DVI requires some sort of hardware..

so i can go from my dvi monitor to my vga laptop with no problems you are saying.?

also i read that i need 2 dual link dvi cables just to view the image on the monitor.?

is this true or?
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You are thinking backwards. You need to think output to input, not input to output. Your laptop is the output and your monitor is the input. What Bonnememn is saying is that you can't go from your VGA output laptop into a DVI input monitor. If you had a newer laptop with a DVI output, you could use an external VGA monitor.
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There are 3 types of DVI.

DVI-D (digital)
DVI-A (analog)
DVI-I (both)

If your monitor is DVI-D you are out of luck.

Good info:
http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html
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Or you could go with this... Kinda steep though...
http://item.express.ebay.com/ws/eBay...M_SIMILAR_LINK
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Or you could go with this... Kinda steep though...
http://item.express.ebay.com/ws/eBay...M_SIMILAR_LINK

does this do the same thing i need..


o.k before i spend any money let me explain what i have and what im trying to do.;.

i have a hp lp3065c 30'' dual dvi monitor.
and im trying to hook it up to my laptop which only has vga and * video.
there is no room in my laptop for a video card for dvi so i need to do it another way.

i want to connect my wifes laptop to the monitor for her school work and my play time with my music programs..

hp is a bunch or idiots that cant help me for the life of them when ever i call.

here is a link to the monitor.. hope this can help.


http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...&lang=en&cc=us
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From the link you provided.
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Signal input connector DVI-D enabled. DVI-D cable included
Will not work with a VGA signal.

The link in my earlier post explains why.
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Furthore it appears this is the same monitor (or same technology) as the Dell 30"

You will also need a dual link video card.

sell the 30" and get a 28" hanns-g.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254026

It has an analog input and an HDMI.
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Furthore it appears this is the same monitor (or same technology) as the Dell 30"

You will also need a dual link video card.

sell the 30" and get a 28" hanns-g.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254026

It has an analog input and an HDMI.
so i can sonnect the hanns g 28'' and connect it via vga on my laptop and it will work just fine..? thanks man thats great...
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