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Digital video card works fine, not analog


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I've brought home my friend's Dell to work on. It has both an analog and a digital video connector. Unfortunately I don't have a digital monitor. I have plugged my monitor into the analog port, and it won't get any video...

Is there anything that needs to be done (a switch for example) that would tell the computer to use the analog video rather than digital? Or should it (as I would imagine) switch automatically?

Unfortunately I don't have a spare video card of this type to test with.
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Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it

- on the back of the computer how many vga ports are there again please, is there an onboard vga port too

Edited by fleamailman, 01 December 2006 - 10:31 AM.

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Optiplex GX260
2-3 years old
XP Home
2 video ports (1 analog, 1 digital, both on board).

Computer uses half height cards for additional slots, which I don't have any of...


Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it

- on the back of the computer how many vga ports are there again please, is there an onboard vga port too


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Ok, no idea if this is going to work but since drivers are loaded in normal mode, what happens when you try safemode
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