View Full Version : Computer monitor cable question
Dec 4th, 2010, 09:18 PM
So I have this old desktop that was in storage for a long time and I just took it out. Problem is, I no longer have the monitor/cable that went with it. I have a newer monitor and just realized it has a standard VGA cable, but the card on the back of this old computer has some other kind of input that I don't recognize. Can anybody tell me what kind of cable this thing needs so I can try to find a converter?
Dec 4th, 2010, 10:09 PM
whoa. weird. do you know what kind of card it is, or if it's standard equipment for the PC, what model PC it is? looks like there's a ps2 mouse port and some coaxial connectors too.
Dec 4th, 2010, 10:39 PM
I didn't find it in here
I was looking for a database of ports. :\
Dec 4th, 2010, 10:59 PM
looks sort of dvi-ish but with more pins :/ what does the writing on those say?
edit: actually, since dvi has 24 pins and 4 analog lines, that might be some sort of weirdo dvi connector
Dec 4th, 2010, 11:10 PM
GeCube All-In-Wonder 9600XT 128M/TV/FM
or some other all-in-wonder, possibly
oh and that ps2 mouse thing is for video capture
Dec 4th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Ah. Proprietary cables. Yeah, you're not gonna find one nicely. That thing's old as balls.
Dec 4th, 2010, 11:45 PM
edit: or you could get a replacement card, too. there's some for $2 at the moment that look like they've got cables with them
Dec 4th, 2010, 11:56 PM
For a cord. :(
Dec 5th, 2010, 12:14 AM
yeah :( it's got dual output, if that's worth anything
Dec 5th, 2010, 12:22 AM
$12 including shipping plus card and videocapture thingy, not a buy it now though
Dec 5th, 2010, 12:37 AM
agp, that's future technologies right there.
Dec 5th, 2010, 12:52 AM
i got an agp in mine ;_;
Dec 5th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Thanks guys, it is an ATI All-In-Wonder. And yeah, it's definitely old, but I did a lot of chiptunes music on that old desktop so it serves its purpose. Thanks for figuring out what kind o' cables I needed!
Dec 12th, 2010, 09:15 PM
use the Super-Video plug (That's what the round one is I'm pretty sure). That's what I used to use before TVs started coming with VGA ports :O
at least i thought that was a super-video plug but its purple so maybe it is for the mouse :O
Dec 12th, 2010, 09:18 PM
the purple and green are for the mouse and the keyboard. Also, that's not what he circled. :rolleyes
Dec 13th, 2010, 12:53 AM
actually that purple one IS for video in, but it's a proprietary connector not like s-video or anything
looks like this
Dec 13th, 2010, 01:01 AM
MLE GOT TOLD.
Dec 13th, 2010, 01:07 AM
I MADE THE SAME MISTAKE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE THREAD :(
Dec 13th, 2010, 01:14 AM
They both have the same pinout, which is the same as an S-Video cable. Easy mistake to make.
Dec 13th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Also, that's not what he circled.
Dec 13th, 2010, 10:52 AM
what does it mnatter if its the one he circled if either of them could've worked
Dec 13th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Yeah but he didn't ask about that one, did he.
Dec 13th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Well fucking Christopher Columbus wasn't looking for America, and look what he got. Are you saying that you wish Christopher Columbus never would've discovered America, and none of us would be here today?
thats fucked up.
Dec 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Sorry I'm so fucked up ;_; I'm on medicine.
Dec 14th, 2010, 10:54 AM
WELL NOW I JUST FEEL LIKE AN ASSHOLE
Dec 14th, 2010, 07:50 PM
:lol counter-troll'd. <3
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