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Installing an Acer monitor in an older Dell system


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jtrin

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Hi--I just bought a flat screen Acer LCD monitor (model X191W, 1440x900 resolution) for my Dell Dimension 4700. The system is about 3 years old. When I connected the monitor, I get a message that says "Input not supported". Nothing else happens. Anyone know what's going on? Can I use a non-Dell monitor on a Dell system? Do I need to upgrade my graphics card (probably not worth it on this system). Help!
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I have seen Dell use a totally non-standard VGA connector on at least one occasion, but for the main part there's nothing to prevent an Acer monitor on a Dell computer. Please, if you can, unplug the monitor from the back of the computer and take a photograph of the monitor connector on the computer so we can see the pins.
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sorry I can't manage a picture, but the connection from monitor to computer is via a VGA cable (15 pins total, three rows of five each, offset slightly, with a trapezoid shape).

hope this helps
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You might want to look here. It's Dell's page on the subject.

http://support.dell....o...;l=en&s=bsd
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