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Equipment Compatibility-Old Computer / New Monitor?


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CharlotteLaws

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I am saving my very old computers (probably 15 years old plus) because they have documents on them that I might need to retrieve in the future. These computers are only DOS (that's how old they are). My question... can I dump all of my bulky old monitors and use a new monitor if I need to operate them in the future? Or do I need to keep one bulky old monitor to use with these computers? Thanks in advance.
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Depends on what they are. If they're CGA or EGA then you have to keep them. For VGA most new monitor have then or have adapters with them for it.

EDIT: I just realized that you might have monochrome monitors (green or yellow) then you really have to keep them.

Edited by Brazened, 30 June 2013 - 06:41 PM.

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May I suggest that you try and retrieve them now?
That way you can get the originals and also make back ups of them.
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