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Hi,
I bought a dvi/vga adapter to plug a digital flatscreen monitor into my vga port. I guess it's supposed to be plug n play(I downloaded the drivers), but nothing happens when I start it up. My video card is a nvidia vanta/vanta lt. Is this supposed to work?
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Which adapter did you buy? There are no drivers to be installed when you use an adapter (There are adapters for the video card though)

Does it work fine if you use a VGA cable? Make sure the adapter is on tight and that all connections are made properly.
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yes, my vga monitor works fine. the adapter and connections are all snug. monitor light is orange like it is on standby.
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Test your DVI monitor using another computer to make sure that the monitor is ok.

Try using the drivers here: http://www.nvidia.co...p_2k_71.89.html
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it is a dvi-a female to hdd/vga male adapter. on the back, it says:

this adapter works with dvi-a(analog) and dvi-i(digital and analog integrate) cables. it does not work with dvi-d(digital) cables.

does this help?
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also, i ran the nvidia drivers and during setup, it says: nvidia could not find any drivers compatible with your hardware. setup is now exiting.
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Can you give me a couple pictures of the adapter?
Also give me the make/model of the monitor.

Test the monitor with another computer.
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doesn't work on another computer either.
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What doesn't work on another computer? The monitor or the adapter?
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to get on the same page, i'm referring to the dvi/vga connector as the adapter. and how am i supposed to tell which isn't working correctly? the monitor light simply stays orange(no response) when i try the same setup on my other computer.
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No adaptor monitor works?
With adaptor monitor stops responding?
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What is the make and model of the DVI monitor?

So this works...
Video Card ->>>>>>>>>>> -> VGA monitor

VGA Cable


But this doesn't
Video Card -> VGA to DVI adapter ->>>>>>>>>>>> -> DVI monitor

DVI cable


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yes. i can't seem to find a computer with a dvi port, so who knows. i guess i just wanted to know whether or not this is supposed to work and if maybe it was a driver thing. at this point, i will assume it is a problem with the monitor or adapter. thanks.
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You can find out if the adapter is to blame, or the monitor with a easy video card upgrade. What is the make/model of your computer? The card itself shouldn't cost much, and it will breathe new life into your computer.
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