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Hi,

A couple of days ago, I ordered a VGA cable to connect my 360 to my monitor. Foolishly, I didn't check my monitor before ordering it as I
was pretty sure it took VGA input! But now, after the VGA cable has arrived I can't plug it into my monitor, as it only accepts a different type of cable.

I have a Xerox XA7 Series 17" LCD Monitor [Click for Spec.].

So, the type of cable it uses isn't a VGA cable, I'm not sure what kind of cable it is, I have a picture below and maybe the specs will say but i'm not really sure. I need to plug in a VGA Cable.. Is there any way I can get around this by buying some sort of convertor or something?


Picture:
http://img260.images...nitor005tf4.jpg
This picture is the back of my monitor, where I was expecting a VGA port but there's a different one there. Not sure what it is.

Thanks,

Stealth

Edited by StealthSoul, 20 November 2007 - 11:22 AM.

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I am quite puzzled here... All the literature I can find indicates that your monitor does have a VGA port. But if it doesn't, as you say, it should have a DVI connector. You can easily find a DVI/VGA adapter.
Hint: The VGA port is blue, and the DVI is white. Are you sure you don't have a VGA port?
Good luck!
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I have DVI on one end, where i'm plugging it into the graphics card (It's the white one, plugging into a blue one. DVI --> VGA adapter), But i'm talking about the monitor side, and on that side there is a different type of port (as you can see if you click the link for the picture)
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I cannot see much from the picture. I see the AC power plug, but not much else. Can you describe the ports you do see on the back of the monitor?
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See the plug next to the AC power cord, That's the only other thing there. I can't pull it out, I just tried so I can't see what its like.
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What is on the other end of that cord?
And are there no other ports on the back side of the monitor? (Sorry for the questions... I can't seem to find good pictures anywhere!)
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Those are the only ports on the back of the monitor. And I tried looking at the other end, I unscrewed the hinge thing off the monitor and I saw some sort of screw type thing, want a picture? I couldn't seem to pull the wire out.

Edit: The pictures actually made it more clear to me, see for yourself:
http://img513.images...itor2010pn2.jpg

Edited by StealthSoul, 20 November 2007 - 11:44 AM.

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Okay. So on this monitor, you have an AC plug, where you connect the power, right? Next to that is a cord, coming out of the monitor. What is on the end of that cord? Not the end inside the monitor, but the free end.
There should be a sticker on the back of the LCD with some sort of product number (XA7-***). Can you give me that number?
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http://img513.images...itor2010pn2.jpg

Theres whats there. On the back:

Product No: XA7-19i
Model No: 900P


-- By the looks of it, I won't be able to take this thing out. Is there an alternative that I could use, I want to be able to hook this to a VGA cable. Maybe some DV convertor that lets VGA cables go inside it?

Edited by StealthSoul, 20 November 2007 - 11:49 AM.

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StealthSoul, I need to know what is on the other end of that cord. I am not worried about what is inside the monitor, but what is on the end of that cord. If you follow the cord from the monitor, you should find either a white or blue plug. Can you tell me which?
Don't worry about the inside of the monitor. You can't remove any components there.
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StealthSoul, I need to know what is on the other end of that cord. I am not worried about what is inside the monitor, but what is on the end of that cord. If you follow the cord from the monitor, you should find either a white or blue plug. Can you tell me which?
Don't worry about the inside of the monitor. You can't remove any components there.

The monitor has a lead going to the computer, into the graphics card. Its a DVI lead, and it plugs into a DVI -> VGA adapter, (White --> Blue).
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So that is your VGA cable. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you... what is the problem?
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XD See, what I bought was a cable which plugs into my xbox and then plugs into my PC Monitor. This has a VGA cable on one end and the other end plugs into the xbox. Now, what I thought was that I plug my VGA cable into my monitor. But, my monitor has no VGA port. Am I doing this all wrong?
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So I'm guessing you want to be able to run both the xbox and the computer off of the same monitor? Or just the xbox?
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Both.. I wouldn't mind changing the plugs each time though.

Edit: Just looked on the xbox website, And I found this:

"Connect the VGA connector on the VGA cable to the VGA port on the monitor.
Note: The monitor may not have a VGA port, or you may need an adapter. You may have to purchase additional equipment to connect this cable. "

What i'm basically looking for is the "additional equipment".

My brothers monitor has a VGA port in it and it works fine, I just want to know if theres an alternative way that I could do this on my monitor.

Edited by StealthSoul, 20 November 2007 - 12:20 PM.

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